The role of National Sports Organisations in clean sport
NSOs are a lynchpin in helping to create a culture of clean sport in New Zealand.
Drug Free Sport NZ works with NSOs in a variety of ways, from supporting anti-doping education programmes to planning and delivering the drug testing programme.
NSOs that adopt New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules send a clear message to their members that they value clean sport and reject a culture of cheating through drug use.
Under the World Anti-Doping Code 2015, NSOs also have clear responsibilities to promote and advance anti-doping.
Here are our top tips on what NSOs can do to promote anti-doping in sport:
Governance and organisation:
- formally adopt New Zealand Sports Anti-Doping Rules
- ensure support personnel are bound by the rules
- appoint a staff member to be responsible for anti-doping activities
- introduce systems which make it easy for members to report doping activity in confidence
- liaise with Drug Free Sport NZ to plan and implement testing programmes at major events
- cooperate with any Drug Free Sport NZ investigation.
Education and information:
- promote and provide anti-doping education to members, including coaches and support personnel
- distribute anti-doping resources and information provided by Drug Free Sport NZ to all members
- have anti-doping information available on your website
- show leadership in the area of anti-doping by clearly demonstrating your opposition to cheating through drug use.