1. INTRODUCTION TO ANTI-DOPING
The use of doping substances or doping methods to enhance performance is fundamentally wrong and is detrimental to the overall spirit of sport. Drug misuse can be harmful to an athlete's health and to other athletes competing in the sport. It severely damages the integrity, image and value of sport, whether or not the motivation to use drugs is to improve performance.
To achieve integrity and fairness in sport, a commitment to a clean field of play is critical. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) seeks to maintain the integrity of sport in Asia by running a comprehensive anti-doping program for all it’s events that focuses equally on education/prevention and on testing, with consequent sanctioning of those who break the rules.
2. PRINCIPLES AND VALUES ASSOCIATED WITH CLEAN SPORT
Our Values At the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), we are committed to upholding a set of core values that guide our actions and define our purpose. These values are the foundation upon which we strive to make a positive impact on the Asian continent and beyond.
1. Development of Sport, Culture, and Education
We believe in the power of sport, culture, and education to transform lives. We are dedicated to fostering the growth of these elements in the lives of Asian athletes and stakeholders. Through these endeavors, we aim to nurture the moral and physical qualities that stem from fair competition in sports, enrich cultural understanding, and promote lifelong learning.
2. Promotion of International Respect, Friendship, and Goodwill
Our mission extends beyond sports. We are committed to promoting international respect, friendship, and goodwill among nations. Through sports and cultural exchanges, we aim to break down barriers, foster mutual understanding, and create lasting bonds that transcend borders.
3. Advocacy for Peace and Environmental Sustainability
Peace is a fundamental human aspiration, and environmental sustainability is essential for the well-being of our planet. At OCA, we actively advocate for peace and work towards environmentally sustainable practices within the realm of sports. We believe that sports can serve as a bridge to a more peaceful and sustainable world.
4. No Discrimination
We stand firmly against discrimination of any kind. We promote inclusivity and diversity in sports and actively work to eliminate discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or any other characteristic. Our goal is to create a fair and equal playing field for all.
5. Olympic Values: Excellence, Friendship, and Respect
We embrace and embody the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship, and Respect. These values are at the core of everything we do. We strive for excellence in our operations, foster friendships among athletes and nations, and show unwavering respect for all participants in the Olympic movement.
It is the essence of Olympism and is reflected in the values we find in and through sport, including:
- • Health
- • Ethics, fair play and honesty
- • Athletes’ rights as set forth in the Code
- • Excellence in performance
- • Character and Education
- • Fun and joy
- • Teamwork
- • Dedication and commitment
- • Respect for rules and laws
- • Respect for self and other Participants
- • Courage
- • Community and solidarity
3. THE ANTI-DOPING LANDSCAPE
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the independent international body responsible for harmonising anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries. The World Anti-Doping Code (Code) is the core document that harmonises anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organisations around the world. The Code is supplemented by eight International Standards, including the Prohibited List that is updated at least annually. As a Signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code, the OCA is responsible for implementing an effective and Code-compliant anti-doping program for all sports events that OCA is responsible in Asia
In addition, to compliment the World Anti-Doping Code, OCA has also developed its own set of anti-doping rules and it is important that those involved in sport are familiar with the OCA Rules for the specific Games The link here provides the OCA Rules for the Asian Games.
4. RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE CODE
Athletes, Athlete Support Personnel and other groups who are subject to anti-doping rules all have rights and responsibilities under the World Anti-Doping Code. Part Three of the Code outlines these for each stakeholder in the anti-doping system. It is especially important that athletes and Athlete Support Personnel know and understand Code Art. 21 (Additional Roles and Responsibilities of Athletes and Other Persons), particularly Art. 21.1 (Roles and Responsibilities of Athletes), Art. 21.2 (Roles and Responsibilities of Athlete Support Personnel) and Art. 21.3 (Roles and Responsibilities of Other Persons Subject to the Code).
This section presents a summary of the key athlete rights. It is important that both athletes and Athlete Support Personnel know and understand these. Ensuring that athletes are aware of their rights and these are respected is vital to the success of clean sport. Athlete rights exist throughout the Code and International Standards and they include:
- • Equality of opportunity
- • Equitable and Fair Testing programs
- • Medical treatment and protection of health rights
- • Right to justice
- • Right to accountability
- • Whistleblower rights
- • Right to education
- • Right to data protection
- • Rights to compensation
- • Protected Persons Rights
- • Rights during a Sample Collection Session
- • Right to B sample analysis
- • Other rights and freedoms not affected
- • Application and standing
The Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act sets out these rights and responsibilities. For more information, you can refer directly to the document here: Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act.
It is equally important that athletes are aware of their anti-doping responsibilities. Athlete Support Personnel should also familiarise themselves with these in order to be able to support their athletes. These include:
- • Knowing and following the OCA Rules and respective Sport IF Rules
- • Taking full responsibility for what you ingest – make sure that no prohibited substance enters your body and that no prohibited methods are used
- • Informing medical personnel of your obligations as an athlete
- • Cooperating with OCA and other ADOs (WADA, ITA, International Federations)
- • Being available for sample collection
- • Not working with coaches, trainers, physicians or other Athlete Support Personnel who are ineligible on account of an ADRV, or those who have been criminally convicted or disciplined in relation to doping (see WADA’s Prohibited Association List)
Further details of these roles and responsibilities can be found in Code Art. 21.1. Athletes also have specific rights and responsibilities during the Doping Control Process. Please refer to this section for more information on this.
Like athletes, Athlete Support Personnel and others under the jurisdiction of OCA also have rights and responsibilities as per the Code. These include:
- • Being knowledgeable of anti-doping policies and rules which are applicable to you and to the athlete(s) you support
- • Using your influence on athlete values and behaviours to foster anti-doping attitudes
- • Complying with all anti-doping policies and rules which are applicable to you and the athlete(s) you support
- • Cooperating with the athlete testing program
- • Disclosing to OCA whether you have committed any Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) within the previous ten years
- • Cooperating with ADOs investigating ADRVs
Further details of these roles and responsibilities can be found in Code Art. 21.2 and 21.3.
5. THE PRINCIPLE OF STRICT LIABILITY
In anti-doping, the principle of Strict Liability applies – if it is in the athlete’s body, the athlete is responsible for it.
This means that every athlete is strictly liable for the substances found in their urine and/or blood sample collected during doping control, regardless of whether the athlete intentionally or unintentionally used a prohibited substance or method. Therefore, it is vital that athletes and Athlete Support Personnel know the rules and understand their responsibilities under the Code.
Athletes must also know and understand the Prohibited List and the risks associated with supplement use. More information on the Prohibited List, medications and supplements is available in the Prohibited List, Medications & Supplements section
6. ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATIONS
Doping is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the following Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) in line with Code Art. 2 (Anti-Doping Rule Violations):
- 1. Presence of a prohibited substance in an Athlete’s sample
- 2. Use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or method
- 3. Refusal to submit to sample collection after being notified
- 4. Failure to file Athlete Whereabouts information & missed tests
- 5. Tampering with any part of the doping control process
- 6. Possession of a prohibited substance or method
- 7. Trafficking a prohibited substance or method
- 8. Administering or attempting to administer a prohibited substance or method to an Athlete
- 9. Complicity in an ADRV
- 10. Prohibited association with sanctioned Athlete Support Personnel
- 11. Discourage or Retaliate other Persons from reporting relevant Anti-Doping information to the authorities.
The first four Anti-Doping Rule Violations apply only to athletes since they refer to the obligation not to take banned substances or use banned methods and the obligation to submit to testing.
The remaining seven Anti-Doping Rule Violations apply to both the athlete and the Athlete Support Personnel including coaches, medical professionals, or anyone else working with the athlete or involved in anti-doping activities. ADO and National Olympic Committee administrators, officials and sample collection staff may also be liable for their conduct under the World Anti-Doping Code.
7. SUBSTANCES AND METHODS ON THE PROHIBITED LIST
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) produces a list of substances and methods that are banned in sport in the form of the Prohibited List. It is updated at least annually, with the new list taking effect on January 1 of each year.
It is important that athletes and Athlete Support Personnel are familiar with the Prohibited List and know how to check whether medications are prohibited in sport.
A substance or method can be added to the Prohibited List if it meets at least two of the following three criteria:
- 1. It has the potential to enhance or enhances sport performance.
- 2. Use of the substance or method represents an actual or potential health risk to the athlete.
- 3. Use of the substance or method violates the spirit of sport.
The Prohibited List includes substances and methods that are categorised into three groups:
- 1. Substances and methods prohibited at all times
- 2. Substances and methods prohibited in-competition
- 3. Substances prohibited in particular sports
According to the Code, the in-competition is the period commencing at 11:59 p.m. on the day before a Competition in which the Athlete is scheduled to participate through the end of such Competition and the Sample collection process related to such Competition. The in- competition period is very important to understand when it relates to substances that are prohibited in-competition. When a substance is prohibited in-competition, it must leave the athlete’s system by the time the said competition begins. It does not mean that the athlete must stop taking the substance only by the time the in-competition period begins. Different substances take different amounts of time to leave the system – athletes must be extremely careful to make sure that they are not caught with a positive test as a result of taking a substance prohibited in-competition.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help athletes and Athlete Support Personnel navigate the Prohibited List and to be able to select medications that are safe to take within the context of sport:
- • Only the medical ingredient names are listed on the Prohibited List - not brand names
- • Always check dosage restrictions, route administration of the medicine and any limitations for the use of the drug based on gender
- • Check both over-the-counter and prescription medications before using them
- • Inform your medical professional that you are an athlete and subject to anti-doping regulations
- • Different substances take different amounts of time to leave your system – take that into account when taking substances prohibited in-competition
- • Be careful when substituting one brand of medication for another – they may contain different medical ingredients
- • Be careful when travelling – the same brand of a medication may contain different medical ingredients abroad
- • Regularly check for updates to the Prohibited List
The 2022 Prohibited List can be found here.
8. USE OF MEDICATIONS & RISKS OF SUPPLEMENTS
Both prescribed and over-the-counter medications should be checked against the Prohibited List. Athletes should also inform their doctors and other medical professionals of their obligations as high-performance athletes and emphasise the fact that they are subject to the rules of the World Anti-Doping Code.
We recommend using Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) to check all medications. Global DRO provides athletes and Athlete Support Personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific medications based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
Extreme caution is recommended regarding supplement use. A number of positive tests have been attributed to the misuse of supplements, poor labelling or contamination of dietary supplements. There is no guarantee that any supplement is free from prohibited substances.
Risks of supplements include:
- • Manufacturing standards, which are often less strict compared with medicines. These lower standards often lead to supplement contamination with an undeclared prohibited substance;
- • Fake or low-quality products which may contain prohibited substances – and be harmful to health;
- • Mislabelling of supplements with ingredients wrongly listed and prohibited substances not identified on the product label;
- • False claims that a particular supplement is endorsed by ADOs or that it is “safe for athletes”. Remember, OCA or any ADOs do not certify supplements and product labels may contain misleading messaging.
All athletes should do a risk-benefit assessment if they are considering the use of supplements. The first step of such an assessment is to consider whether a “food-first” approach meets the athlete’s needs. Whenever possible, such an assessment should be done with the support of a certified nutritionist or other qualified professional who is familiar with the anti-doping rules.
If, after careful consideration, an athlete chooses to use supplements, they must take the necessary steps to minimise the risks. This includes:
- • Thorough research on the type and dose of the supplement, preferably with the advice of a certified nutritionist or other qualified professional who is familiar with the global and any sport-specific anti-doping rules.
- • Selecting only those supplements that have been batch-tested by an independent company. Companies that batch-test supplements include Informed Sport, Certified for Sport or Kölner Liste.
Remember, no supplement is 100% risk-free but athletes and Athlete Support Personnel can take certain steps to minimise these risks. For more information, please refer to the WADA Q&A on nutritional supplements.
9. THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTIONS (TUEs)
Athletes, like all people, may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications or undergo procedures. If the medication or method an athlete is required to take/use to treat an illness or condition is on the Prohibited List. Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) may give that athlete the authorisation to take a substance or use a method that is prohibited in the context of sport.
A TUE is a certificate granted for a set prohibited substance, in certain dosages, with a limited period of validity. An application for a TUE must be based on a documented medical condition and diagnosis, and the TUE will only be granted under strict criteria as outlined in the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE).
Athletes must absolutely avoid taking a medication containing a prohibited substance without a valid TUE.
The process of granting a TUE is outlined clearly in the OCA Anti-Doping Rules and the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE).
There are strict criteria for obtaining a TUE:
- • The athlete would experience significant health problems without taking the prohibited substance or method;
- • The therapeutic use of the substance would not produce any enhancement of performance beyond returning to a normal state of health;
- • There is no reasonable therapeutic alternative to the use of the otherwise prohibited substance or method;
- • The requirement to use that substance or method is not due to the prior use of the substance or method without a TUE which was prohibited at the time of use.
For a TUE to be granted, all four of the above criteria must be met. All TUE applications are reviewed by a panel of experts called the TUE Committee (TUEC).
A Therapeutic Use Exemption must always be approved prior to the start of the treatment. In emergency or exceptional cases, a retroactive TUE may be granted.
National-level athletes should apply for a TUE through their National Anti-Doping Agency (NADO).
You can contact us to submit a TUE starting 21 August 2023 up to 8 October 2023.
FOR SECURITY REASONS, IT IS NOT ADVISED TO SEND APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL
- 1 – Fill in the TUE form, sign it and have it signed by your physician.
- 2 – Gather all the necessary supporting medical documentation (Resources List | World Anti-Doping Agency)
- 3 – Submit the form and the supporting documentation directly in ADAMS, if you are familiar with the process. You can call us at 0041-21-612-12-72 should you require support or book an appointment with the following app (this link will only be activated on 21 August 2023)
For any other situations, please contact us by phone or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can assess the situation and help you submit your application.
Your TUE application must be submitted in a legible form using capital letters or typing.
- • A comprehensive medical history, including documentation from the original diagnosing physician(s) (where possible).
- • The results of all examinations, laboratory investigations and imaging studies relevant to the application.
- • Any costs incurred by the athlete in making the TUE application and in supplementing it as required by the ITA’s ITUEC are the responsibility of the athlete.
- • Any TUE application that is not complete or legible will not be dealt with and will be returned for completion and re-submission.
- • To assist you and your doctor in providing the correct medical documentation, we suggest consulting the WADA’s Checklists for TUE applications for guidance and support during the TUE application process, and Medical Information to Support the Decisions of TUECs for guidance on specific common medical conditions, treatments, substances, etc.
- • Keep a complete copy of the TUE application form and all medical information submitted in support of your application, and proof that it has been sent.).
A TUE granted by a NADO may be recognised by an International Federation for purposes of international-level competition either automatically (without the need to re-apply for a TUE) or by means of the submission by the athlete of an application for the recognition of the TUE. The athlete shall consult their International Federation Anti-Doping Rules to determine whether an application for the recognition of a national TUE is required for their sport.
International-Level athletes should apply to the International Federation of their sport. An athlete requiring a TUE while competing at a Major Event must apply directly to the Major Event Organiser (MEO). However, if an athlete already has a TUE granted by their NADO or International Federation, such TUE may be recognised by the MEO, either automatically OR upon the submission by the athlete of an application to the MEO for the recognition of the TUE. TUEs recognised or granted by MEOs are only valid for the duration of the event. Athletes competing at a Major Event should ensure they are familiar with the MEO Anti- Doping Rules well in advance of the event, to understand the TUE recognition system in place (i.e. automatic or upon a new application) as well as the TUE application process during the event.
All the information contained in a TUE application, including the supporting medical information and any other information related to the evaluation of a TUE request is kept strictly confidential and treated in accordance with the Athlete’s Declaration contained in the TUE process. All members of the TUEC and any other authorised recipients of the TUE request and related information are subject to a professional or contractual confidentiality obligation.
10. TESTING PROCEDURES (URINE, BLOOD & ATHLETE BIOLOGICAL PASSPORT)
The aim of testing is to detect and deter doping amongst athletes and to protect clean athletes. Any athlete under the testing jurisdiction of OCA may be tested at any time, with no advance notice, in- or out-of-competition, and be required to provide a urine or a blood sample.
Athletes can be tested by OCA, their International Federation (IF) or any other Major Event Organizers. Certain International Federations and Major Event Organisers delegate part, or all of their anti-doping programs to independent organisations like the International Testing Agency (ITA). OCA has delegated the testing part to ITA.
The doping control process is clearly defined by the World Anti-Doping Agency. This means that no matter where and when an athlete is tested, the process should remain the same.
The key steps of the doping control process are listed out in this Doping Control resource prepared by the International Testing Agency (also available in Arabic (عربى), Chinese (中文 ), French (français), German (deutsche), Italian (italiano), Japanese (日本語), Korean (한국어), Portuguese (português), Russian (русский) and Spanish (español)).
To learn more about the doping control process, please watch this ITA webinar on urine and blood sample collection.
Athletes have a number of rights and responsibilities during sample collection.
Athlete rights during sample collection are to:
- • Have a representative accompany them during the process
- • Request an interpreter, if one is available
- • Ask for Chaperone’s/Doping Control Officer’s identification
- • Ask any questions
- • Request a delay for a valid reason (e.g., attending a victory ceremony, receiving necessary medical attention, warming down or finishing a training session)
- • Request special assistance or modifications to the process
- • Record any comments or concerns on the Doping Control Form
Athlete responsibilities during sample collection are to:
- • Report for testing immediately if selected
- • Show valid identification (usually a government-issued ID)
- • Remain in direct sight of the Doping Control Officer or Chaperone
- • Comply with the collection procedure
The Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) was introduced in 2009 and is a pillar method in the detection of doping. It is an individual electronic profile that monitors selected athlete biological variables that indirectly reveal the effects of doping. ABP is integrated directly into ADAMS.
If you wish to learn more about ABP, you can watch this ITA webinar recording.
11. REQUIREMENTS OF TESTING POOLS
The Registered Testing Pool (RTP) is the pool of highest-priority athletes established separately at the national level by the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) and at the international level by the athlete’s International Federation.
Athletes included in a RTP are subject to both in-competition and out-of-competition testing as part of their ADO’s test distribution plan and are therefore required to provide Whereabouts information as provided in Code Art. 5.5 (Athletes Whereabouts Information) and the International Standard for Testing and Investigations. The OCA updates the composition of the RTP on a regular basis. Athletes are included in the RTP based on a set of criteria defined by the ADO. Athletes included in the national and international testing pools of NADOs and/or IFs shall continue to provide the required accurate whereabouts information via ADAMS. The NOCs must expressly remind their athletes of the duty to submit accurate and complete whereabouts in ADAMS prior to and during the period of the Games. Please see attach for more info Supplementary Info
Inclusion in the RTP is done via the OCA Inclusion Letter – this document contains all the key information, deadlines and athletes’ responsibilities as it relates to athletes’ RTP obligations.
RTP athletes must regularly provide Whereabouts and contact information in ADAMS, WADA’s online anti-doping administration and management system. This information helps ADOs with testing jurisdiction over the athlete to plan out-of-competition testing. The Whereabouts requirements include but are not limited to:
- • An up-to-date mailing address and phone number
- • One daily specific 60-minute time slot between 5am and 11pm when the athlete is available and accessible for testing
- • Athlete’s overnight accommodation for each day
- • Information about training and regular activities that are part of the athlete’s regular routine (training at the gym, regular physio sessions, school, work, etc.)
- • Competition, training and travel schedule
- • Any additional relevant information that helps the Doping Control Officer locate the athlete (e.g., buzzer number or directions to a remote location)
Submitting late, inaccurate or incomplete Whereabouts information may result in a Filing Failure.
An athlete may receive a Missed Test if they are not available for testing during the 60- minute timeslot indicated in ADAMS. Three Whereabouts Failures (any combination of a Filing Failure and a Missed Test) occurring within a 12-month period will lead to an Anti- Doping Rule Violation and a potential two-year ban from sport.
It is also important to note that under the Principle of Strict Liability, the athlete remains responsible for the information submitted, even if they have delegated this task to a member of their support team.
Below are some helpful Whereabouts tips for athletes:
- • Set a calendar reminder of the key dates/deadlines to submit quarterly Whereabouts information
- • Set an alarm for the start of the 60-minute time slot
- • Be as specific as possible when submitting your Whereabouts information
- • When in doubt, ask for help via the International Federation or the ADAMS Help Centre
- • Make use of the Athlete Central app to submit your Whereabouts information on a mobile device
All athletes who decide to retire from competition must inform their ADO by completing the relevant forms or paperwork. All International-level athletes must liaise with their International Federation directly.
If the athlete then wishes to return to competition, this athlete cannot compete in international or national events until they have made themselves available for testing by giving six months prior written notice to the relevant ADO (Code Art. 5.6: Retired Athletes Returning to Competition).
12. CONSEQUENCES OF DOPING
See an example of how the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has outlined the negative impacts of several doping substances on their website.
Beyond the legal consequences, an increasing number of public authorities and governments have adopted legislation that treats doping as a criminal act. Consequently, in addition to being ineligible to coach or compete, athletes or Athlete Support may face criminal charges in their country. If the national authorities of your country or region have adopted such legislation, you can outline the details of it in this section.
There are many risks associated with doping. From negative effects on mental and physical health, to loss of sponsorship or prize money, to permanent damage to an athlete’s image and relationships, it is important to understand and consider all consequences of doping. Below is a list of some of the common consequences of not competing clean.
The use of Performance-enhancing Drugs (PEDs) may have long- and short-term impacts on the athlete’s physical and mental health. Depending on the substance, the dosage and the duration of use, some PEDs have been proven to have severe side effects and can cause irreversible damage to an athlete’s body. In addition to the physical aspects, scientific research has shown that there is a considerable correlation between the use of PEDs and mental health issues. Most commonly, it was found that the use of doping substances can trigger anxiety, obsessive disorders or psychosis.
Being associated with doping or a doping offence will have an impact on the person’s reputation and social relations. In the public view, athletes or other persons convicted of doping are often considered “cheaters” and experience many forms of stigma. Doping has a significant negative impact on the person’s private life and social interactions as people may feel that they no longer want to be connected to someone who has damaged the reputation of a sport and displayed poor judgement.
A ban resulting from an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) will have a significant financial impact on the individual. For athletes, this includes, but is not limited to, the requirement to return prize money or a financial sanction. Other negative consequences of doping include termination of contracts and sponsorship deals, loss of government funding and other forms of financial support.
An Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) will have an impact on an athlete’s ability to train and compete. For coaches and other Athlete Support Personnel, a ban may mean that they are no longer able to work with athletes. A sanction resulting from an ADRV can range from a warning to a lifetime ban from all sport.
It is also important to note that individuals banned in a sport will also be prohibited from playing, coaching or working with athletes in any other capacity in a different sport.
It is also a violation of the Code to work with Athlete Support Personnel who have been sanctioned by an ADO, as well as any coaches, trainers, physicians or other Athlete Support Personnel who are ineligible on account of an ADRV, or those who have been criminally convicted or professionally disciplined in relation to doping.
A full list of all Athlete Support Personnel who are currently suspended from working with athletes or other persons can be found on WADA’s Prohibited Association List. The following provided by ITA provides athlete quotes, testimonials and videos to demonstrate the negative effects of doping. OCA strongly encourage athletes and ASP to view it.
13. REVEALING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel play a key role in protecting the integrity of sport. Any suspicions of doping or related activity can be reported through REVEAL, the International Testing Agency’s confidential whistleblowing platform.
REVEAL enables anonymous reporting in a secure manner while actively supporting the investigation of Anti-Doping Rule Violations or related activities. All information is treated confidentially and in accordance with a strict handling policy.
Let’s keep sport real together!
14. CLEAN SPORT EDUCATION
With the enactment of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and the new International Standard for Education, anti-doping education has become a key step towards ensuring a clean and fair field of play. Effective education and clean sport values-based education programs are important to create a strong doping-free culture.
The OCA supports this principle and has put in place a strong and comprehensive Education Program for athletes, Athlete Support Personnel and other members of the sport community in OCA.
All athletes are to complete the International Level Athlete ADEL e-learning module prior to their arrival at the Games. ASP are strongly encouraged to complete the module created for them by WADA
It is strongly recommended that all athletes, coaches and other Athlete Support Personnel in take the time to get educated and informed using the many available anti-doping educational tools and resources. Topic-specific resources are included as direct links within that topic, other, more general resources and materials are listed below.
ADEL is WADA’s global Anti-Doping Education and Learning Platform. ADEL welcomes anyone who wants to learn about clean sport – the e-learning courses are free for all. There are courses for athletes of different levels, as well as for coaches, and other support personnel. These include:
- • Athlete’s Guide to the 2021 Code
- • Athlete Support Personnel Guide to the 2021 Code
- • ADEL for Registered Testing Pool Athletes
- • International-Level Athletes Education Program
- • National-Level Athletes Education Program
- • Parents of Elite Athletes Education Program
- • High Performance Coaches’ Education Program
- • Medical Professional’s Education Program
ADEL courses are available in many different languages. Please liaise with your NADO.
OCA strongly recommends regularly visiting the International Testing Agency’s Athlete Hub for the latest news, articles and informational resources. The Resources section is also helpful if you are looking for a specific document.
All members of the OCA community are invited to take part in ITA webinar series. Each month, anti-doping experts are joined by an athlete guest to discuss key anti-doping topics relevant to athletes and Athlete Support Personnel. All webinars are free and accessible to any interested member of the global sport community. The webinars are delivered in English with simultaneous translation to Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish.Registration for each webinar opens 2-3 weeks prior to the live session on the ITA Athlete Hub and on the ITA social media channels. Previous webinar recordings can also be viewed on the Athlete Hub.
15. CONTACT INFORMATION
- • General inquiries
- • Speaking up email@example.com
- • TUE information
- • ADAMS information
16. DATA PRIVACY
In accordance with the International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (ISPPPI), ADOs shall inform Participants or Persons to whom the Personal Information relates about the Processing of their Personal Information in the context of the ADO activities. This can be achieved by providing notice to the relevant individuals that explains the ADO data processing activities and related information before or when collecting Personal Information.
In this context, an ADO may decide to publish on its website an Anti-Doping Privacy Notice (and if applicable an Athlete Consent Form) prepared in accordance with the ISPPPI and any national/international regulations applicable to the ADO.
An ADO can refer to the ISPPPI and to the WADA Guidelines for the International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information for more information on this subject.