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.
Find out more:
- Read the 2017 Prohibited List
- Read the 2017 New Zealand Sports Anti-Doping Rules
1. Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) in exercise of its statutory power under section 16 of the Sports Anti-Doping Act 2006 (Act) has decided to amend a rule under the Act.
2. The proposed change corrects a typographical error in Rule 18.1 whereby the commencement date of the rules refers to the 2016 Rules. The change is only required for clarification purposes, as it is the Act which stipulates the actual commencement date of the rules.
- Read Drug Free Sport NZ's Factsheet on the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code
- Read the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code