Anti-doping rules

The anti-doping rules

All members of Artistic Swimming NZ are required to abide by New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules. These rules reflect the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) World Anti-Doping Code.


In summary, the ten rule violations are:


  The presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete’s sample

  The use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or method

  Evading testing or refusing to provide a sample for drug testing

  Failing to provide accurate and up-to-date whereabouts information or missing a test

  Tampering or attempting to tamper with any part of the doping control process

  Possessing prohibited substances or methods

  Trafficking or attempting to traffic any prohibited substance or method

  Administering or attempting to administer a prohibited substance or method to an athlete

  Covering up an anti-doping rule violation

  An athlete associating with someone, such as a coach or medical professional, who has been found   guilty of an anti-doping rule violation or equivalent.

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