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.

Player rights and responsibilities during the doping control

It’s important to realise that as a player you cannot refuse or disrupt – or even delay – a test! The following outlines your rights and responsibilities during the doping control process.

You have the right to

  • Have a representative and, if available, an interpreter
  • Ask for additional information about the sample collection process
  • Request a delay in reporting to the Doping Control Station for valid reasons (as determined by the DCO) if you are a player with a disability, to request modifications to the sample collection procedure

You have a responsibility to

  • Remain within direct observation of the DCO/chaperone at all times from the point of notification until the completion of the sample collection process
  • Produce appropriate identification
  • Comply with sample collection procedures (failure to do so may constitute an anti-doping rule violation)
  • Report immediately for doping control, unless there are compelling reasons for a delay

Note that the above information is for basic informative purposes only. For the exact, legally-binding and most up-to-date regulations on Anti-Doping, always refer to the FIBA Internal Regulations governing Anti-Doping (Book 4).