Information for athletes who may be tested
Welcome to the Athlete Zone.
These pages are here to support you by providing information about anti-doping and clean sport.
If you're already competing at the highest level, or you're just about to break into the national level, then these pages are for you.
We want to help you to compete cleanly and fairly so that we can all be sure that athletes are succeeding because of their hard-work and talent, not because of performance enhancing drugs.
We’re here to help you throughout your career by providing anti-doping advice and support so use these pages as a guide to understand the rules and the part your play in clean sport. DFSNZ are also here to protect your rights, to allow you the opportunity to participate in clean sport, to be treated fairly and to be heard. Have a look at the Athletes' Anti-Doping Rights Act for more information about your rights in anti-doping.
We recommend you watch this video message to New Zealand athletes from reformed doper and one-time Olympic cyclist, Tyler Hamilton. He talks about competing on drugs and the devastating toll it takes.
If you're under 18, then here is more information about our policy for testing minors.
If you need any further information, don't hesitate to contact us.