Rights & Responsibilities

Rights & Responsibilities

Athletes have certain rights and responsibilities with respect to doping control, and it is important to know what they are.

Athletes have the Right to:

  • Have a representative accompany them to doping control
  • Have an interpreter, if available
  • Ask for additional information about the doping control procedures
  • If you are an athlete with disability, request modifications to  the sample collection procedure Note any concerns with the doping control process on the doping control form
  • Request a delay in reporting to the Doping Control Station for valid reasons, such as:

    For In-Competition Testing:

    (a) Participate in a victory ceremony
    (b) Fulfil media commitments
    (c) Compete in further competitions
    (d) Perform a warm down
    (e) Obtain necessary medical treatment
    (f) Locate a representative and/or interpreter
    (g) Obtain photo identification
    (h) Any other exceptional circumstances which may be justified, and which shall be approved by the doping control personnel and documented

    For Out-of-Competition Testing:

    (a) Locate a representative
    (b) Complete a training session
    (c) Obtain necessary medical treatment
    (d) Obtain photo identification
    (e) Any other exceptional circumstances which may be justified, and which shall be approved by the doping control personnel and documented


Athletes have the Responsibility to:

  • Remain within direct observation of the DCO or Chaperone at all times from the point of notification until the completion of the sample collection procedure
  • Provide appropriate photo identification
  • Comply with sample collection procedures (failure to do so may constitute an anti-doping rule violation)
  • Report immediately to the Doping Control Station, unless there are valid reasons for a delay