Anti-Doping Rule Violation

According to the WADA Code and the ICSD Anti-Doping Rules, doping is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the following Anti-Doping Rule Violations. Most commonly, this means a presence of a prohibited substance in an Athlete’s sample collected during doping control.

However, it is not just a positive test that can result in a sanction. In fact, there are eleven Anti-Doping Rule Violations:

  • Presence of a prohibited substance in an Athlete’s sample
  • Use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or method
  • Refusal to submit to sample collection after being notified
  • Failure to file Athlete whereabouts information & missed tests
  • Tampering with any part of the doping control process
  • Possession of a prohibited substance or method
  • Trafficking a prohibited substance or method
  • Administering or attempting to administer a prohibited substance or method to an Athlete
  • Complicity in an ADRV
  • Prohibited association with sanctioned Athlete Support Personnel
  • Acts by an Athlete or Other Person to Discourage or Retaliate Against Reporting to Authorities

For recent cases and the list of suspended athletes, please refer to the page Recent Case