Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act

Wednesday - November 25th 2020

DFSNZ are here to protect your rights, to allow you the opportunity to participate in clean sport, to be treated fairly and to be heard.

What is the Athletes' Anti-Doping Rights Act?

Approved by the WADA Executive Committee, the Athletes' Anti-Doping Rights Act protects an athlete’s fundamental right to participate in clean sport, promoting health, fairness and equal opportunity for all athletes worldwide.

The Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act is based on the 2021 Code and Standards and aims to ensure that all athlete anti-doping rights are clearly set out and accessible in one document with universal applicability. The Act includes rights:  

  • during testing missions 
  • to a fair, independent, timely hearing
  • to medical treatment
  • to report concerns without the threat of retribution or retaliation
  • to education
  • to data protection
  • to compensation
  • to B Sample analysis. 

The full Act is available on the World Anti-Doping Agency website