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.

What are the consequences?

Sanctions for violating anti-doping regulations may range from a reprimand to a lifetime ban. The period of ineligibility may vary depending on the type of anti-doping violation, the circumstances of an individual case, the substance, and the possible repetition of an anti-doping rule violation. Keep in mind that even accidental use of a prohibited substance may result in a serious sanction.

As a player, you have the right to request a B sample analysis. You are entitled to a fair hearing and to appeal any decision regarding a positive test or sanction imposed on you following an anti-doping rule violation.

Aside from an imposed sanction, the use of doping has serious consequences four your health, career and reputation:

  • Health
    Taking doping substances and using banned method may causes long term body damages. It can also lead to numbers of addictions.
  • Career
    Sanctions for violating anti-doping regulations almost always lead to a playing ban, which is very negative for your career. You can be suspended by your team or even be fired. The financial impact of it could be devastating for you and your family.
  • Reputation
    If you are caught for doping, this will follow you for the rest of your career. You will be stigmatised and it can have a negative impact on your possible future employments also outside of sport. You might also risk losing your sponsors, which can leave you in a financially difficult situation.