Sports Anti-Doping Rules
About the Rules and Rule violations
Rules around doping in sport aim to keep sport fair for everyone involved. New Zealand's Sports Anti-Doping Rules (the Rules) give effect to the World Anti-Doping Code in NZ. Most national sports organisations in this country have adopted them.
If you play sport, or support athletes, it's likely that the Rules apply to you. The Rules apply to every member of every sport that has adopted or agreed to them - irrespective of age, level of competition and role in sport. They apply to athletes, coaches, administrators and support personnel.
There are 11 ways to break the Rules. They're known as the Anti-Doping Rule Violations. It's important to know the rule violations to keep you from making an avoidable mistake. Breaking a Sports Anti-Doping Rule, even by accident, can have serious consequences.
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Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)
The rule violations (a summary)
- Presence of a prohibited substance, or its metabolites or markers, in an athlete’s sample;
- Use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or method by an athlete;
- Evasion of doping control or refusal to provide a sample;
- Failure of Registered Testing Pool athlete to meet Whereabouts requirements three times within a 12-month period;
- Tampering with any part of the doping control process by an athlete or other person*;
- Possession of prohibited substances or methods by an athlete or support person;
- Trafficking or attempted trafficking of a prohibited substance or method by an athlete or other person;
- Administration or attempted administration of a prohibited substance or method by an athlete or other person;
- Complicity with or attempt to cover up an anti-doping rule violation by an athlete or other person;
- Knowing association by an athlete or other person with someone in a sporting capacity who has been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation;
- Discouragement of, or retaliation against someone for, reporting doping or suspected doping by an athlete or other person.
* ’Other person’ refers to a person, entity or organisation. See Sports Anti-Doping Rules 2023 for details.
Ngā takahitanga patu pūroi
- Te takatika mō te whakamahi pūroi rāhui;
- Te whakamahi, te ngana rānei ki te whakamahi i tētahi pūroi rāhui, ngā whakamahinga rānei;
- Te karo whakamātautau, te meko rānei i tōna whakapūauau;
- Te kore whakamōhio tika i āu nekehanga, ka mahue rānei ngā whakamātautau e 3 i ngā marama 12 (mēnā he Registered Testing Pool Athlete Koe);
- Te raweke wāhanga o te takunga whakahaere patu pūroi;
- Te mau i ngā matū rāhui, ngā whakamahinga rānei;
- Te kawe toropuku, te ngana rānei kia kawe toropuku i ngā matū me ngā whakamahinga rāhui;
- Te whāngai i te matū rāhui, i ngā whakamahinga rānei;
- te takune mahi māminga ki te takahi ture patu pūroi, te ngana rānei e tangata kē ki te takahi ture;
- Te whakahoahoa ki tētahi, i tō mahi hākinakina, e mōhio ana koe kua hāmenetia mō te takahi i ngā ture patu pūroi;
- E kore e taea e ngā kaitākaro me ētahi atu tāngata, te whakapāhunu i te tangata mō te kōrero e pā ana ki te kai pūroi, kia kaua hoki rātou e whakahāweatia ki te pēnei hoki.
The 2024 Sports Anti-Doping Rules came into force on 1 January 2024 (PDF / 796 KB)
A list of national sporting organisations that have adopted the Sports Anti-Doping Rules as at 30 March 2021 (PDF / 902 KB)
A guide for national sporting organisations (PDF / 568 KB)