Anti-Doping Policy

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NZSF

ANTI-DOPING POLICY

NZSF

PO Box 34 132,

Birkenhead,

Auckland.

nzsf@ climb.co.nz

1.   In pursuing its aims, the New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. condemns the use of performance enhancing drugs and doping practices in sport as contrary to the ethics of sport and potentially harmful to the health of competitors.

2.   The New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. will support the development of national and international initiatives to deter the use of performance-enhancing drugs and doping practices.

3.   The New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. aims to deter the use of performance-enhancing drugs and doping practices in sport by:

bulletEnsuring that effective sanctions are imposed on people who commit doping offences
bulletEducating and informing people about drugs in sport issues
bulletSupporting the anti-doping testing programmes and education initiatives of the New Zealand Sports Drug Agency (NZSDA) and other anti-doping authorities
bulletRequiring national sports organisations to endorse this policy and in doing so to apply and enforce effective sanctions on people who are found to have engaged in the use of performance-enhancing drugs or doping practices in sport.

4.   This sports drug policy applies to:

bulletemployees, consultants and contractors of the New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc.,
bulletaffiliated organisations, their members and employees, and
bulletother organisations or persons receiving financial or other assistance through the New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc..

5.   The New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. recognises the NZSDA, its agents, any anti-doping authority contracted by NZSDA, other national anti-doping agencies and international sports organisations as agencies responsible for conducting doping controls on competitors for testing in or out of competition, whether in New Zealand or overseas.

6.   The New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. will abide by the following core principles within their anti-doping policies:

bulletThe New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. condemns performance-enhancing drugs and doping methods in sport and will ban every participant or member found to have been using such methods.
bulletThe New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. will enforce its anti-doping policy. This will not preclude the New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc.  from conducting joint hearings with other responsible organisations into alleged doping offences.
bulletThe anti-doping policies apply to all members of the New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. and also to the members of the New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. members where these are not natural persons (such as affiliates or clubs).
bulletThat the New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. anti-doping policies includes all prohibited substances and methods, as specified by the NZSDA in its Schedule and by the international federations.
bulletA “doping offence” is committed whenever a prohibited substances and method is used or found to have been used.
bulletThis anti-doping policies establish an obligation on the part of the sport’s athletes, coaches, officials, medical personnel and other persons not to use prohibited substances and methods and for athletes to undergo testing when required to do so.
bulletThe New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. recognises the NZSDA and any other appropriate testing authorities and/or procedures for the purposes of requesting, collecting and analysing samples to detect the possible use of doping substances or methods both in and out of competition.
bulletThe New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. will apply sanctions in relation to doping offences including a minimum two-year suspension for a first offence and a life suspension for a second offence involving use of a serious doping substance or method.
bulletThe New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. where allowed by the NZSDA or relevant international federation, anti-doping policies provide for athletes to obtain prior medical approval from a body appointed for that purpose for the conditional use of prohibited substances for therapeutic purposes.
bulletOn receipt of notification by a recognised anti-doping testing authority of a positive finding, a refusal to undergo a test or other possible infringement or breach of the policy, The New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. will conduct an investigation and or hearings in respect to the alleged doping offences and issue a notice of its decisions.
bulletThe New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. will permit appeals in respect to its decisions. An appeal may be made to the New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc., a tribunal or the courts.
bulletMatters in relation to alleged doping offences are to be kept confidential until after alleged doping offences have been heard and determined.
bulletWhere the athlete has indicated retirement when asked to undergo an out-of-competition drugs test, this will not preclude completion of collection and testing of a sample from the retiree or the following of procedures if the test is positive. If the athlete has indicated retirement and refuses to undergo an out-of-competition drugs test, or fails to follow the required procedures if the test is positive, then the athlete may not comeback from retirement.
bulletThe New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. will enforce sanctions imposed by other recognised sports authorities, including international federations and other national sports organisations.
bulletThe New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. anti-doping policies also applies to junior, veteran and disabled athletes.
bulletThe New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. may provide details of their athletes, and other information relevant to the policy and its application, to other authorities who need to know about the matter.
7.         The New Zealand Sportclimbing Federation Inc. may be required by their international federation to impose a suspension for a longer period than is required by their anti-doping policy.
 

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