The anti-doping rules
There are ten anti-doping rule violations. You can read New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules here, 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 here.