Athletes Roles and Responsibilities as outlined in the National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) Anti-Doping Rules:
- To be knowledgeable of and comply with the Anti-Doping Rules.
- To be available for Sample collection at all times.
- To take responsibility, in the context of anti-doping, for what they ingest and Use.
- To inform medical personnel of their obligation not to Use Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods and to take responsibility to make sure that any medical treatment received does not violate these Anti-Doping Rules.
- To disclose to the NADO and their International Federation any decision by a non-Signatory finding that the Athlete committed an anti-doping rule violation within the previous ten (10) years.
- To cooperate with Anti-Doping Organizations investigating anti-doping rule violations.
- To disclose the identity of their Athlete Support Personnel upon request by NADO or a National Federation, or any other Anti-Doping Organization with authority over the Athlete.
Athletes have the following rights and responsibilities during the sample collection session:
- The right to have an athlete representative
- The right to have an interpreter if available
- The right to ask for additional information about the sample collection process
- The right to request for modification (athletes with impairments)
- The right to request for process adjustment (minor athletes)
- The right to ask for permission to delay in reporting to the doping control station (as determined by the Doping Control Officer)
- Remain within a continuous observation of the Doping Control Officer (DCO) or the Chaperone at all times from the point initial contact is made by the DCO or Chaperone until the completion of the sample collection procedure
- Provide the first sample after the notification. It should be witnessed by the doping control officer or chaperone. (with same gender as athlete)
- Present your ID to verify your identity
- Head Directly to the Doping Control Station
- Comply with the sample collection procedures
Minor Athletes’ Right
- Minor athletes are required to be accompanied by an athlete’s representative at all times during the sample collection process including providing samples and completing documents.
- Minor Athletes have a right to stay with the representative at the Doping Control Station.
- A DCO or Chaperone is not allowed to stay with a athlete alone
- An athlete representative will not witness the passing of the sample, but will observe the witnessing DCO or Chaperone.
- For out-of-competition testing, a DCO is unable to enter the athlete's house where the minor stay alone.