Rights and Responsibilities

As an athlete, you have to know and understand your rights and responsibilities when being tested. Ignorance is not an excuse.

ATHLETE RIGHTS

You have the right to:

  • Have a representative present

  • Have an interpreter, if available

  • Ask for additional information about the sample collection process

  • Request modifications for athletes with disabilities

  • Request a delay in reporting to the doping control station for valid reasons such as:

For In-Competition Testing:

  • Participate in a victory ceremony

  • Fulfill media commitments

  • Compete in further competitions

  • Perform a warm down

  • Obtain necessary medical treatment

  • Locate a representative and/or interpreter

  • Obtain photo identification

  • Any other exceptional circumstances which may be justified, and which shall be documented

 For Out-of-Competition Testing:

  • Locate a representative

  • Complete a training session

  • Obtain necessary medical treatment

  • Obtain photo identification

  • Any other exceptional circumstances which may be justified, and which shall be documented

 

ATHLETE RESPONSIBILITIES

You have the responsibility to:

  • Remain within direct observation of the DCO or Chaperone at all times from the point of notification until the completion of the sample collection procedure

  • Provide photo identification

  • Comply with sample collection procedures

  • Report immediately to the Doping Control Station

 
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