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.

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

Drug Free Sport NZ sees NSOs as a key partner in helping to create a culture of clean sport in New Zealand.