The doping control process consists of the following 11 steps :

1. Doping control

Any athlete may be required by any Anti-Doping Organization with authority over them to provide a sample at any time and place.

2. Notification to the athlete

The athlete will be notified by an OCD or companion about his or her selection for doping control. You will be asked to sign a form confirming that the athlete understands his or her rights and responsibilities.

3. Control station

The athlete will report to the doping control station as soon as possible.

4. Persons authorized to be present during sample collection

The FIPV will establish criteria for who can be authorized to be present during the sample collection session in addition to sample collection personnel. At a minimum, the criteria will include:

  • The athlete's right to be accompanied by a representative and/or interpreter during the specimen collection session, except when the athlete is passing a urine sample;
  • The right of a Minor Athlete, and the right of the Witness, to have a representative observe the Witness when the Minor Athlete is passing a urine sample, but without the representative directly observing the passage of the Sample unless requested by the Athlete Minor;
  • The right of an Athlete with a disability to be accompanied by a representative;
  • A WADA observer where applicable, under the Independent Observer Programme. The WADA observer should not directly observe the passage of a urine sample.

5. Choice of kit

The athlete will choose a sample collection kit from those presented to him or her to choose from.

6. Give the sample

  • A minimum of 100ml will be required.
  • The athlete will undress from knees to abdomen and from hands to elbows to provide an unobstructed view of the sample passage.
  • An OCD or a companion of the same sex will observe the urine leaving your body.

7. Sample division

The athlete chooses a collection kit from those offered; distribute the sample into containers A and B; place the urine first up to the line in bottle B; Then fill container A and leave a small amount in the collection container.

8. Sample sealing

The athlete seals containers A and B.

9. Sample concentration

The OCD will measure the concentration of ours to ensure that it is not too dilute to be analyzed. If it is very diluted, additional samples may be requested.

10. Signature of the form

The athlete will complete the Doping Control Form as follows:

  • Providing personal information.
  • Writing down any substances you may be taking: prescribed medication, directly purchased medication, dietary supplements.
  • Noting concerns or comments, if you have any, about the doping control procedure.
  • Confirming that the information, registered numbers and sample code are correct.
  • Signing and receiving your copy of the Doping Control Form.

11. Sample analysis

The samples will be sent to a WADA-accredited laboratory in a strictly confidential manner and will be monitored to ensure their safety. Sample A will be analyzed and sample B will be carefully stored for possible later controls if required. The LCD will send the results to the anti-doping organization and WADA.

Results management


Applicable guidelines on management of results, hearings and decisions

Results Management, Hearings and Decisions Guidelines

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