National Sports Organisations

National Sports Organisations (NSOs) have a crucial role to play in the fight against doping in sport. NSOs are in regular contact with athletes and are in a position to influence attitudes to doping through their leadership, strategic approach to anti-doping, education programmes, and resource distribution.

NSOs have a responsibility under the World Anti-Doping Code to provide anti-doping education to their members.  The prominence they give anti-doping education and information sends a clear message to athletes about the approach they should take to performance enhancing drugs and methods.

To ensure their members have access to up to date anti-doping information, NSOs are welcome to use our NSO website content package on their own websites. We also have a downloadable Best Practice Checklist for NSOs, which also contains answers to some frequently asked questions. We also have a description of the steps in an anti-doping rule violation process, and some suggestions to help NSOs plan for a crisis event.

NSOs also work with Drug Free Sport NZ to plan testing programmes at major events.

DFSNZ sees NSOs as a key partner in helping to create a culture of clean sport in New Zealand.