Information for National Sporting Organisations

National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) have a key role to play in the implementation of the revised World Anti-Doping Code.  

Many NSOs will need to to take further steps to ensure that the Sports Anti-Doping Rules are being effectively implemented within their sport.  

NSOs also need to update any anti-doping information or education materials they provide to ensure they reflect the revised Code and the new rules. You can order new resources here.

Changes NSOs need to make

  • ensure that the New Zealand Sports Anti-Doping Rules have been formally adopted and advise Drug Free Sport NZ once this is done
  • ensure members are informed of the revised Code and the new rules
  • bind those who may not clearly be members to the rules, such as athlete support personnel.

NSO responsibilities in anti-doping

NSOs have a responsibility to support Drug Free Sport NZ in promoting a culture of clean sport.  This includes:     

  • assign a staff member to ensure the NSO complies with New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules
  • add anti-doping responsibilities to the job description for key support personnel such as coaches, managers and officials
  • inform Drug Free Sport NZ of significant competitions and/or training camps
  • advise Drug Free Sport NZ of any international events at which the International Federation may require doping control
  • report any suspicions or intelligence about doping to Drug Free Sport NZ
  • require members to cooperate and participate with Drug Free Sport NZ testing and investigations
  • support the athlete whereabouts programme
  • have protocols in place to deal with an alleged Anti-Doping Rule Violation.

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