The anti-doping rules

As someone who supports an athlete, it’s important that you have an understanding of New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules so that you can ensure athletes are following the rules.

It’s also important that you follow the rules, because from of January 1, 2015, many of these now extend to explicitly cover athlete support personnel.

There are ten anti-doping rule violations.  , 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.

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 and what's on it here.

You can read New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules here

NOTE:
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.