Athlete Rights and Responsibilities

Athlete Rights and Responsibilities

Athlete Rights and ResponsibilitiesWhen selected for doping control, athletes have the right to:

  • Have a representative.
  • Have an interpreter, if available.
  • Ask for additional information about the sample collection process.
  • Request modifications to the sample collection process.
  • Request a delay in reporting to the doping control station for valid reasons.
     

Athletes can request a delay in reporting to the doping control station for the following reasons (providing they remain in sight of the Chaperone/DCO at all times):

For In-Competition Testing:

  • Participation in a victory ceremony.
  • Fulfilment of media commitments.
  • Performing a warm down.
  • Competing in further competitions.
  • Obtaining necessary medical treatment.
  • Obtaining photo identification.
  • Locating a representative and/or interpreter.
  • Any other exceptional circumstances which may be justified, and as approved by the Doping Control Officer (DCO).

For Out-of-Competition Testing:

  • Locating a representative.
  • Completing a training session.
  • Receiving necessary medical treatment.
  • Obtaining photo identification.
  • Any other exceptional circumstances which may be justified, and as approved by the DCO.

When selected for doping control, athletes have the responsibility to:

  • Comply with the sample collection procedure (failure to do so could result in an Anti-Doping Rule Violation).
  • Provide appropriate photo identification to the DCO or Chaperone.
  • Report immediately to the doping control station unless there are valid reasons for a delay.
  • Remain within direct observation of the DCO or Chaperone at all times from the point of notification until the sample collection procedure is complete.

Retirement and Reinstatement

All athletes who retire from their sport must immediately advise JADCO and their respective National Federation in writing by fax, mail or email. The National Federation must also confirm the athlete’s retirement by officially informing JADCO in writing.

Athletes in JADCO’s Registered Testing Pool (RTP) who retire will continue to be subject to the whereabouts requirements until written notice of their retirement is provided to JADCO and JADCO informs them of their removal from the RTP. This will be confirmed through an official letter sent to the athlete from JADCO.

Reinstatement after Retirement

Athletes who wish to return to their sport after retirement must notify JADCO in writing by fax, mail, or email six (6) months before they plan to participate in any competition whether locally or internationally.

The athlete must also be available for out-of-competition testing and fulfil JADCO’s whereabouts requirements (if/when notified of their inclusion in JADCO’s RTP).