Doping is the use of drugs to in order to inhibit or enhance sporting performance. It jeopardizes the moral and ethical basis of sport and the health of those involved in it. This applies to everyone who is either an athlete participating in a game, an official presiding over a game or as enthusiasts supporting these persons. In 1999, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established to promote doping-free sports and later the World Anti-Doping Code was published as a set of universal regulations for the international sporting community. Hence, Anti-doping activities take place around the world under the regulations stipulated in the Code. Listed below are the ten anti-doping rule violations defined by the World Anti-Doping Code:
  • Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete’s sample
  • Use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or a prohibited method
  • Evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection
  • Tampering or attempted tampering with any part of doping control
  • Failure to notify whereabouts for out-of-competition testing
  • Possession of any prohibited substance or a prohibited method
  • Trafficking or attempted trafficking in any prohibited substance or prohibited method
  • Administration or attempted administration to any athlete of any prohibited substance or prohibited method
  • Assisting, encouraging, aiding, abetting, conspiring, covering up or any other type of intentional complicity involving an anti-doping rule violation
  • Association in a professional or sport-related capacity with a person who has been involved in an anti-doping rule violation
  As members of the SESC, these anti-doping rules automatically apply to you too. Failure to adhere to these rules may result to suspension or even cancellation of your membership without refund of your membership fee.