What are the rules?
Key Learnings
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The full list of prohibited substances and methods is updated every year and it is the player’s responsibility to know what is allowed and what is banned.
The golden rule for all athletes is the principle of strict liability, which implies that athletes take full responsibility for what they ingest.
As an athlete you cannot refuse or disrupt a doping control test.
Sanctions for violating anti-doping regulations may range from a reprimand to a lifetime ban.
Betting on basketball is strictly forbidden for basketball players.
Never share inside information
Always report to FIBA any fact or suspicion concerning match fixing by using the reporting tool on FIBA’s website.
Every person in sport, in every role, has the right to participate in an environment that is fun, safe, and healthy, and to be treated with respect, dignity and fairness.
All forms of harassment, vilification, and abuse, be it physical, professional, or sexual, and inflicting, facilitating, or tolerating any non-accidental physical or mental injuries are strictly prohibited by FIBA.
Anyone with knowledge of abusive conduct (not only the person suffering it) has the right and moral obligation to notify and formally complain.

Bullying and Hazing

Bullying is deliberately hurting a specific person either physically, verbally, psychologically, or socially. It can happen anywhere, and it can include messages, public statements and behaviour online intended to cause distress or harm. Furthermore, it can involve a real or perceived power imbalance. Bullying can occur both on and off the court and can involve players, parents, coaches, spectators, or officials.

Hazing is any action taken or any situation created intentionally that causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule and risks emotional and/or physical harm to members of a group or team, whether new or not, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate. More than half of the players in college have experienced hazing.

A person, especially a child, may not always ask for support when suffering bullying or hazing. They may feel afraid, ashamed, or embarrassed and that the person they tell will think they are weak. Players, parents, coaches, administrators, and sporting organisations all have an ethical (and possibly a legal) responsibility to take action to prevent bullying  and hazing occurring in sport and manage it, should it occur.