NATIONAL FEDERATION ANTI-DOPING OBLIGATIONS
The categorisation of National Federations (NFs) under the new Article 15 of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules, which come into force from January 2019, make the NFs accountable for assisting in the fight against doping and for ensuring appropriate anti-doping measures are in place in their respective jurisdictions.
Under Rule 15 of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules, NFs are placed in one of three different categories — A, B and C — according to the factors that have been considered for determining the doping risk to the sport (category A having the highest doping risk to the sport and category C the lowest). National Federations are subject to a set of general obligations that are imposed on all federations and to a set of specific obligations that are imposed on each category of federation. You can find out more on the new rule below.