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.