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 athletes’ 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.
Involvement in illegal sports betting can result not only in acquiring debts or being subject to public humiliation, but also seriously damage your professional sports career.
By educating yourself about betting laws and regulations you can make sure to avoid situations that put you or your career at risk.
Learning how to limit and reduce stress in your life can help prevent it from leading to conflict.
Everybody reacts differently to conflict. Understanding and acknowledging someone’s approach to conflict is an important step to move forward and resolve the conflict before it gets out of hand.

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.

As an athlete, 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.