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.