2015 World Anti-Doping Code
Tough new anti-doping rules come into force on January 1, 2015, with the introduction of the revised World Anti-Doping Code 2015.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) updated the Code with the aim of being tougher on real cheats and to better protect clean athletes and the integrity of all sports.
New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules have been altered to reflect the new Code and the changes have been welcomed by the chief executive of Drug Free Sport New Zealand, Graeme Steel.
“These new rules are powerful and far-reaching and will ensure that those who set out to cheat are removed from participation for longer periods. They’re an important step forward in the fight against doping in sport.”
Athletes, athlete support personnel, and National Sporting Organisations all need to be aware of changes to the Code and what they need to do to comply with the updated rules.
Drug Free Sport NZ urges all those involved with sport to find out more about the revised Code and how it affects them on these pages.