Anti-Doping Policy

2022 ANTI-DOPING INFORMATION

Triathlon NZ is committed to the advancement of clean sport that rejects cheating through the use of performance enhancing drugs and methods.

Triathlon NZ are in partnership with the national anti-doping organisation, Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) to:

  • Promote a culture of clean sport
  • Deliver anti-doping education
  • Organise and implement testing programmes
  • Report doping and suspicious activity
  • Support athletes to compete drug free

For full information about anti-doping, visit http://www.drugfreesport.org.nz/

All members of Triathlon NZ are required to abide by New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules. These rules reflect the World Anti-Doping Agency’s World Anti-Doping Code.

In summary the eleven rule violations are:

  • The presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete’s sample
  • The use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or method
  • Evading testing or refusing to provide a sample for drug testing
  • Failing to provide accurate and up-to-date whereabouts information or missing a test
  • Tampering or attempting to tamper with any part of the doping control process
  • Possessing prohibited substances or methods
  • Trafficking or attempting to traffic any prohibited substance or method
  • Administering or attempting to administer a prohibited substance or method to an athlete
  • Covering up an anti-doping rule violation
  • Associating with someone in a sporting capacity who has been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation or equivalent
  • Discouraging or retaliating against someone for reporting doping or suspected doping

The Prohibited List is published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) every year and details all substances and methods which are prohibited or banned in sport. A substance or method may be included on the list if it meets any two of the following criteria:

  • It has the potential to enhance sporting performance
  • It presents an actual or potential health risk to the athlete
  • It violates the spirit of sport

The Prohibited List

Even common medications can contain substances which are prohibited in sport. Any athlete who is sick or injured needs to carefully consider the medications they take to ensure they avoid prohibited substances.  It’s important to check every medication before you take it using the Global DRO online tool.

Find out how to check medications or download a handy Wallet Guide.

Contact DFSNZ for full information on medications that are not permitted in sport.

 

Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE)

Athletes can apply for a (TUE) if they need to take medication which is prohibited in sport. When competing at national or international level, a TUE must be applied for before taking any medication.

Find out more about TUEs.

Many dietary or sports supplements are marketed as helping to improve performance, recovery, weight loss or muscle development.  However, supplements can contain substances which are prohibited in sport, and may not accurately label ingredients so you cannot be sure of exactly what’s in them.

Athletes should carefully assess their need for supplements and carefully research the supplements they choose to take.  DFSNZ’s Supplement Decision Making Guide can help.

Read more about supplements.

The Athlete Whereabouts Programme is about protecting every athlete’s right to clean sport through out-of-competition testing that can take place without notice at any time. No-notice testing is a powerful way of deterring and detecting doping in sport. 

Read about or update your Whereabouts 

Drug testing is one of the best ways to identify athletes who are doping and to protect athletes who are clean competitors.  Athletes can be tested during an event (in-competition) or at any other time (out-of-competition) and will be asked to provide a urine sample, a blood sample or both.  The testing process and sample collection for doping control will be carried out by a trained and accredited DFSNZ official.

I NEED HELP!

If you have any questions, please contact DFSNZ on 0800 DRUGFREE (378 437)

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