What constitutes an Anti-Doping Rules Violation?

In order to properly understand the Anti-Doping rules, all affected parties should know what constitutes a violation.

  • The Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athletes Sample.
  • Use or Attempted use by an Athlete of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method.  Note that certain substances may not be prohibited when an Athlete is “Out of Competition”.
  • Refusing or failing without compelling justification to submit to Sample collection after notification in accordance with the Rules, or otherwise evading Sample collection.
  • Not being accessible or available for Out-of-Competition testing; failing to file whereabouts information and missing scheduled tests.  Any three of these infractions within an eighteen month period will constitute a Rule violation.
  • Tampering or attempted tampering with any part of the Doping Control process.
  • Possession of Prohibited Substances and/or Methods.
  • Trafficking or attempted trafficking in any Prohibited Substances or Methods.
  • Administration or attempted administration to any athlete of any prohibited substance or method.

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