Strict Responsibility

Strict Responsibility in Anti-Doping

In anti-doping regulations, the principle of Strict Responsibility dictates that an athlete is accountable for any prohibited substance detected in their bodily sample. If a substance is found in an athlete’s system, the athlete is held responsible, regardless of whether they intentionally or unintentionally used a banned substance or method.

This means that every athlete is solely responsible for the substances found in their urine and blood samples collected during doping control. Therefore, it is essential that athletes and their support personnel are aware of the rules and understand their responsibilities under the anti-doping Code.

Athletes must be knowledgeable about the Prohibited List and the risks associated with using supplements. More information about the Prohibited List, medications, and supplements can be found in the Prohibited List and Supplements and Medications sections.

By adhering to the principle of Strict Responsibility, athletes can ensure their commitment to clean and fair play, safeguarding their reputations and the integrity of the sport.