Understand the Anti-Doping Rules

As athletes, you must know and understand the rules – they are yours, after, all, 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
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Education
  • Interpretation (of Rules)
  • Transitional Provisions
  • 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.