PSUK Anti Doping Code of Ethics

 

POLICE SPORT UK

 

ANTI DOPING CODE OF ETHICS

 

Police Sport UK Council adopts a zero tolerance to drugs in sport.

 Doping constitutes a violation of the WADA World Anti-Doping Code.

 Violations of Anti-Doping Regulations are:

 1. The presence of prohibited substances, its metabolites or markers in the athlete’s bodily specimen.

It is each athlete’s personal duty to ensure that no prohibited substances enter his or her body. Athletes are responsible for any prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers found to be present in their bodily specimens. Accordingly, it is not necessary that intent or negligence on the athlete’s part be demonstrated in order to establish an anti-doping violation.

 The presence of any quantity of prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete’s sample shall constitute an anti-doping rule violation, excepting those substances for which a quantitative threshold is specifically identified in the WADA “List of Prohibited Substances and Methods”

 As an exception to the general rule, the WADA “List of Prohibited Substances and Methods” may establish special criteria for the evaluation of prohibited substances that can be produced by the body itself (endogenously).

 2. Use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or a prohibited method.

 The success or failure of the use of a prohibited substance or prohibited method is not material. It is sufficient that the prohibited substance or prohibited method was used or attempted to be used for an anti-doping rule violation to be committed.

 Refusing, or failing without compelling justification, to submit to sample collection after notification as authorised by the Sports Governing Body, or otherwise attempting to willingly evade sample collection.

 Tampering or attempting to tamper with any part of the doping-control.

 3. Possession of prohibited substances and prohibited methods.

 Possession by an athlete.

Possession by an athlete at any time or place of substances that are prohibited in out-of-competition testing in accordance with the WADA Prohibited List or the use of prohibited methods by an athlete , unless the athlete establishes that the possession is pursuant to a Therapeutic Use Exemption granted or other acceptable justification.

 Possession by athletes support personnel.

Possession by athletes support personnel of substances that are prohibited in out-of- competition testing in accordance with WADA Prohibited List or the prohibited methods by athlete support personnel (in particular doctors, trainers/coaches, attendants and support staff) in connection with an athlete, competition or training, unless the athlete support personnel establishes that the possession is pursuant to a Therapeutic Use Exemption granted to the athlete or other acceptable justification.

 

4. Trafficking in any prohibited substance or prohibited method.

 5. Administration or attempted administration of prohibited substances or prohibited methods to any athlete or assisting, encouraging, aiding, abetting, covering up or any type of complicity involving anti-doping violation or any attempted violation of the anti-doping regulations.

 

6. Participation or attempted participation in any Police Sport UK organized event during a period of suspension or ineligibility imposed by any International or National Sports Governing Body.

 

Important Web sites to visit http://www.wada-ama.org/ or drug-free@uksport.gov.uk