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IOC ANTI-DOPING RULES RIO 2016

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement and, in particular, the Olympic Games.

Any Person belonging in any capacity whatsoever to the Olympic Movement is bound by the provisions of the Olympic Charter and shall abide by the decisions of the IOC.

The Olympic Charter reflects the importance that the IOC places on the fight against doping in sport and its support for the World Anti-Doping Code as adopted by the IOC.

The IOC has established and adopted these IOC Anti-Doping Rules  (French version ) in accordance with the Code, expecting that it will contribute to the fight against doping in the Olympic Movement.

The Rules are complemented by other IOC documents and WADA documents including inter alia the International Standards.

Scope Of These Anti-Doping Rules

These Rules apply in connection with the Olympic Games Rio 2016. They shall, without limitation, apply to all Doping Controls over which the IOC has jurisdiction in connection with the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

These Rules shall, without limitation, apply automatically to the IOC; all Athletes entered in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 or who have otherwise been made subject to the authority of the IOC in connection with the Olympic Games Rio 2016 (see below):

· all Athlete Support Personnel supporting such Athletes
· other Persons participating in, or accredited to, the Olympic Games Rio 2016 including, without any limitation, International Federations and NOCs
· any Person operating (even if only temporarily) under the authority of the IOC in connection with the Olympic Games Rio 2016

Athletes entered in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 or who have otherwise been made subject to the authority of IOC in connection with the Olympic Games Rio 2016 are bound by these Rules as a condition of eligibility to participate in the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

Athletes shall, without limitation, be subject to the authority of the IOC upon being put forward by their NOC as potential participants in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in advance of the Period of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and shall in particular be considered to be entered into the Olympic Games Rio 2016 upon being included in the final NOC delegation list or in any case, upon their signature of the Eligibility Conditions Form.

The Athlete Support Personnel supporting such Athletes and other Persons participating in, or accredited to, the Olympic Games Rio 2016 are bound by these Rules as a condition of such participation or accreditation.

Persons operating (even if only temporarily) under the authority of IOC in connection with the Olympic Games Rio 2016 are bound by these Rules as a condition of their participation or involvement in the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

Result management of anti-doping rules violation will be lead under arbitration rules  (French version ).


OLYMPIC MOVEMENT MEDICAL CODE – OMMC

IOC has decided to abrogate the current edition of the Olympic Movement Medical Code (OMMC) (- i.e. in force as from 1 October 2009) and replace it with a new version (- i.e. in force as from 31 March 2016). UIPM agreed compliance to the new Olympic Movement Medical Code which came into force 31 March 2016. The code can be found here .

The new version of the OMMC conforms with IOC ethical standards, and applies to the Olympic Games, beginning with the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

The OMMC will help doctors to protect the health of athletes by enabling them to properly and ethically practice medicine.

Please note that this new version of the OMMC can be found also in French on the IOC website : http://www.olympic.org/medical-and-scientific-commission?tab-medical­code


INFORMATION

Athletes might get tested anytime and anywhere without previous notice, no matter if they are included in an UIPM Registered Testing Pool (RTP) or not. Generally we distinguish In-competition testing and Out-of-competition testing.

Check out the WADA’s Doping Control Video to get an explanation of the entire process below.

This video is also available in Arabic, French, German, Greek, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and can be accessed on WADA’s YouTube channel.

Be aware: Refusing, or failing without compelling justification, to submit to Sample collection after notification as authorized in applicable anti-doping rules or otherwise evading Sample collection is considered as an anti-doping rule violation.

 

EDUCATION

WADA provides for a range of information and interactive education possibilities on its website.

Recently WADA launched a new digital-only, interactive Play True magazine. The new look publication, which replaces the former print and online version, is now available to all supporters of clean sport worldwide through WADA’s website and digital devices including iPhone, iPad and Android. 

Every edition of the magazine will include sections on WADA’s main activities: from anti-doping development to athlete outreach, education to compliance, and science to testing. The magazine also includes a new feature, Play True Champion, highlighting an individual that has put their stamp on the clean sport movement.

Educate yourself in anti-doping – it could save your career!

Click on the images below for more information:

 

For Athletes


WADA’s Play True Quiz is an interactive game that tests athletes’ knowledge about anti-doping.

For Youth (Under 18)

 

Welcome to WADA’s Youth Zone, where you can find information on drug use in sport and why it is banned.

 

For Coaches

In order to cater to the various learning styles of coaches, WADA has created CoachTrue, a computer-based anti-doping learning tool.

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