Understand the Anti-Doping Rules

As athletes, you must know and understand the rules - they are yours, so it’s your opportunity to own and take pride in them!

Here, we encourage you to learn about the rules that form the backbone of the clean sport effort, including:

  • Proof of Doping
  • The Prohibited List and Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)
  • Testing and Investigations
  • Analysis of Samples
  • Results Management
  • Hearing Process
  • Automatic Disqualification of Individual Results
  • Consequences to Teams
  • Disciplinary Proceedings for Non-Compliance
  • Appeals
  • Confidentiality and Reporting
  • Sanctions against National Federations
  • Application and Recognition of Decisions
  • Education
  • Interpretation (of Rules)
  • Definitions (of anti-doping terminology)

Above all, it’s important to understand what doping means. As set out in the World Anti-Doping Code, doping is defined in Article 2 of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.

  • World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules

    Ensure you know & understand the rules to avoid violations.

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  • The World Anti-Doping Code

    The World Anti-Doping Code (Code) is the core document upon which the World Anti-Doping Program in sport is based.

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  • World Athletics List of International Competitions 2021

    Download and review the World Athletics List of International Competitions 2021.

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  • International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions

    Download the World Anti-Doping Code International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

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  • International Standard for Testing and Investigations

    Download the World Anti-Doping Code International Standard for Testing and Investigations.

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  • International Standard for Results Management

    Download the World Anti-Doping Code International Standard for Results Management.

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  • International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information

    Download the World Anti-Doping Code International Standard for Protection of Privacy and Personal Information.

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  • International Standard for Education

    Download the World Anti-Doping Code International Standard for Education.

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