Overall Athlete Responsibilities: 

  • Be knowledgeable of and comply with the Anti-Doping Rules
  • Be available for testing and sample collection when scheduled
  • Take responsibility for what they ingest and use, in the context of Anti-Doping
  • Inform medical personnel of their obligation not to use Prohibited Substances and
    Prohibited Methods and to take responsibility for making sure that any medical
    treatment received does not violate the Anti-Doping Rules
  • To cooperate with anti-doping organizations investigating anti-doping rule violations.


Athlete Rights & Responsibilities During The Sample Collection Process

Athletes Have The Right To: 

  • Have a representative and, if available, an interpreter 
  • Ask for additional information about the sample collection process 
  • Request a delay in reporting to the Doping Control Station for valid reasons (as determined by the DCO) 
  • If you are an athlete with a disability, to request modifications to the sample collection procedure 


Athletes Have The Responsibility To: 

  • Remain within direct observation of the DCO/Chaperone at all times from the point of notification until the completion of the sample collection process 
  • Produce appropriate identification 
  • Comply with sample collection procedures; failure to do so may constitute an anti-doping violation 
  • Report immediately for doping control, unless there are compelling reasons for a delay