RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE ATHLETE – WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE

The provisions of the World Anti-Doping Code are not only an integral part of the sports rules but also the rules of law applicable in the Principality of Monaco, the Code forming Appendix 1 of the International Convention against Doping in Sport of UNESCO adopted in Paris October 19, 2005, to which the Principality has been a Party since January 30, 2006 and which was made effective as of February 23, 2007 by Sovereign Ordinance No. 959 of 7 February 2007..
They protect the right of athletes to participate in sporting events in a doping-free environment where fair play prevails.
The following list, which is not exhaustive, shows the most important rights and duties in the Code:

ATHLETES HAVE THE FOLLOWING RIGHTS

to correct and confidential behavior from drug test regulators
to be informed of the consequences of a refusal to submit to control
to be accompanied to the control by a person of confidence of their choice
to call an interpreter if needed
to have a choice of control materials in their original packaging
to be accompanied by an inspector of the same sex when taking urine
to perform control hardware manipulations themselves or delegate this task to the inspector
to write down comments about the control process on the control form
to be informed of the result of the analysis
to require – in the case of a positive test on sample A – a counter-analysis of sample B within the expected time limits
to request that a person (lawyer, specialist …) of their choice be present in the laboratory at the time of the analysis of the sample B
to be heard and to have the opportunity to lodge an appeal, if sanctioned

ATHLETES HAVE THE FOLLOWING DUTIES

to regularly check the Prohibited List (at least at the beginning of the year)
in the event of medical treatment, inform the medical staff that they are playing a sport and are therefore subject to anti-doping rules
to take all possible measures to ensure that the medicines they must take do not contain prohibited substances (Attention to self-medication)
to take all possible measures to ensure a diet (including food supplements) free from prohibited substances
Athletes who are part of a Registered Testing Pool must know how to apply for aTherapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
Athletes who are part of the Registered Testing Pool are required to advertise their whereabouts (ADAMS)
to submit to doping controls when called
to confirm the notification of the control by signing on the control form
to state their identity to the inspector
to follow the instructions of the responsible inspectors
to agree to be placed under the supervision of a chaperone between the time of the call and the moment of actual control

OBJECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

Objective responsibility imposes a high degree of responsibility on athletes, who alone must assume full responsibility for the presence of prohibited substances in their bodies.

It is therefore extremely important that athletes become aware of the need to ensure that each drug, each food supplement or other agent they absorb, does not contain any prohibited substances.