Sports Anti-Doping Rules

The Sports Anti-Doping Rules

If you are a member of, or participate in, a sport that has adopted or agreed to New Zealand's Sports Anti-Doping Rules, you are bound to those rules. This is true regardless of your role, your level of competition or your age. The rules give effect to the World Anti-Doping Code in New Zealand. They apply to athletes, as well as coaches, administrators and support personnel. Most national sports organisations in New Zealand have agreed to the rules.

Doping occurs when one or more of the anti-doping rule violations are committed.

To read the 2021 New Zealand Sports Anti-Doping Rules in full, you can download the PDF using the button below.

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Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)

The 11 rule violations

There are eleven key anti-doping rule violations. In summary, this is what you should not do:

  1. Test positive for a prohibited substance
  2. Use or attempt to use a prohibited substance or method
  3. Evade testing or refuse to provide a sample
  4. Fail to file accurate whereabouts info or miss three tests within 12 months (if you’re a Registered Testing Pool athlete)
  5. Tamper with any part of the doping control process
  6. Possess prohibited substances or methods
  7. Traffick or attempt to traffick a prohibited substance or method
  8. Administer a prohibited substance or method
  9. Cover up an anti-doping rule violation
  10. Knowingly associate with someone, in a sporting capacity, who has been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation.
  11. Discourage or retaliate against someone for reporting doping or suspected doping.



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Watch Kiwi athletes explain the Sports Anti-Doping Rules.

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