Tournament - Anti - Doping

What is doping?

Doping contradicts the principles of ethics of sport and the Athlete health. In competition and training is therefore the athlete himself or with the participation of other persons prohibited:

  • use of prohibited substances belonging to groups such as pharmacological stimulants, narcotic analgesics, anabolic steroids, diuretics and peptide hormones and analogues,
  • use of different doping methods such as blood doping, pharmacological, chemical and physical manipulation.

Who is subject to doping tests?

All athletes participating in the Olympics, World Cup and Europe as well as national competitions, have to count with drug tests. In these competitions are usually selected athletes placing in the top three places and sometimes even more competitors could be chosen too. Immediately after the race, these athletes are invited to submit to the test.

In tests carried out of competition will be determined the number of competitive athletes who are tested. The athlete is about choosing the doping control notified by phone or in person soon, maximum 24 hours before the test date.

Analysis of samples of urine are limited to searching the presence of anabolic steroids, peptide hormones, diuretics and masking substances.

How does the test look like ?

Upon arrival at the place of tests performance, where the athlete arrives accompanied by his chosen person:

  • the athlete identifies himself and so does the person conducting the test (Commissioner)
  • the athlete chooses one of the prepared sampling containers for A and B sample
  • the athlete forwards under the supervision and visual control of the Commissioner determined amount of urine / minimum of 75 ml /,
  • the athlete divides urine into two parts, about 2 / 3 pours into bottle "A sample" and 1 / 3 into the bottle "B sample”,
  • the athlete in the presence of Commissioner seals both bottles,
  • the athlete shall show in the doping control record all the medicines used over the last three days,
  • the athlete and his accompanying person sign for consent to the manner of sampling and implementation procedures doping test. If the athlete does not agree with the test procedure, he/she states the reasons in writing to the doping control record,
  • athlete receives a copy of the doping control record,
  • person performing a doping test, ensures the transportation of both sealed sampling kits to the laboratory for analysis.

Rights and obligations of athletes

Athlete is informed in advance about the doping control. If the athlete fails in being on time for the test, the test will be considered a positive finding. Similarly, even shortly before performed test is not a reason for refusing further ordered test.

For each test, the athlete has the right to take with him a person of their choice. In the event that the sampling uncertainties arise, the Commissioner is required to clarify such uncertainties to the athlete in accordance with the Guidelines for monitoring and penalties for doping in sport.

The ITF Anti Doping rules are available on the official ITF website in the Competition section here.

The Prohibited List can be found on the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) Website here.

The 2011 Prohibited list is available here.

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