The anti-doping rules

There are ten anti-doping rule violations.  You can read New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules here, but in summary the ten rule violations are:

  • the presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete’s sample
  • the use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or method
  • evading testing or refusing to provide a sample for drug testing
  • failing to provide accurate and up-to-date whereabouts information or missing a test
  • tampering or attempting to tamper with any part of the doping control process
  • possessing prohibited substances or methods
  • trafficking or attempting to traffick any prohibited substance or method
  • administering or attempting to administer a prohibited substance or method to an athlete
  • covering up an anti-doping rule violation
  • an athlete associating with someone, such as a coach or medical professional, who has been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation or equivalent.

Read the 2017 Sports Anti-Doping rules here

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List details all substances and methods that are prohibited in sport. You can find out more about the Prohibited List here.