Drug Free Sport policy

Definitions

  1. The following terms have these meanings in this Policy:
    1. “Association” – British Columbia Archery Association
    2. “CCES” – Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
    3. “CADP” – the Canadian Anti-Doping Program
    4. “Individuals” – All categories of membership defined in the Association Bylaws, as well as all those employed by, or engaged in activities with, Association including, but not limited to, athletes, coaches, convenors, umpires, officials, volunteers, managers, administrators, committee members, employees, medical and paramedical personnel, and directors and officers of Association
    5. “WADA” – World Anti-Doping Agency

Purpose

  1. The purpose of this Policy is to confirm that the Association abides by the CADP, which is the set of rules that govern doping control in Canada.
  2. The Association is opposed to any use of any banned substance or method in contravention to CCES and WADA rules, and is opposed to the condoning of the use of or trafficking in such substances by individuals in positions of leadership including coaches, volunteers and staff, or by athletes themselves.
  3. Any infraction of the CADP shall be considered an infraction of this Policy and shall be subject to disciplinary action, and possible sanction, pursuant to this Policy, the Association's Code of Conduct, and the Association’s Discipline and Complaints Policy, in addition to any disciplinary measures that may be imposed by other external agencies.

Scope and Application

  1. This Policy applies to all Individuals.
  2. The Association will respect any penalty enacted pursuant to a breach of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program, whether imposed by WADA, CCES, World Archery, Archery Canada, or any other sport organization.

Doping Control

  1. The Association endorses the concept of "announced and unannounced" doping control as outlined in the CADP Program.

Public Announcement of Results and Infractions

  1. Upon the public disclosure of the name of a member by Archery Canada or a recognized external agency in respect of a violation of this Policy or any anti-doping policy of an external agency involved with competitive sports, the Association shall have the right to issue a public statement in respect of the violation and the member’s status with the Association.

Obligations and Responsibilities

  1. It is the responsibility of the athlete to:
    1. know, keep abreast of and comply with all applicable anti-doping policies and rules adopted pursuant to the World Anti-Doping Code and the principles and conditions set out from time to time by the CADP, CCES and WADA;
    2. know and keep abreast of what constitutes an anti-doping rule violation and what are the Prohibited Substances and Methods;
    3. be available for and participate in the testing programs applicable to their sporting activity.
  2. Athletes are responsible, in the context of this policy, for what they ingest, apply or use; this includes:
    1. ensuring that no Prohibited Substance enters their body directly or indirectly;
    2. making themselves available for sample collection in accordance with the rules of the applicable testing program;
    3. ensuring that any medical treatment received does not violate this policy or any anti-doping policies and rules;
    4. informing medical personnel of their obligation not to ingest, apply or use Prohibited Substances;
    5. informing the coaching or support staff if they are aware of having ingested, applied or used Prohibited Substances.
  3. It is the responsibility of the coaching or support staff to:
    1. know, keep abreast of and comply with all applicable anti-doping policies and rules adopted pursuant to the World Anti-Doping Code and the principles and conditions set out from time to time by the CADP, CCES and WADA;
    2. know and keep abreast of what constitutes an anti-doping rule violation and what are the Prohibited Substances and Methods;
    3. ensure compliance with this Policy and the policies and rules adopted pursuant to the World Anti-Doping Code;
    4. promote and impress upon the athlete the values, ethics and public policies that support fair, ethical and doping-free sport;
    5. provide support and direction to student-athletes to obtain expert advice and accurate information on anti-doping related matters and the CADP;
    6. enforce the anti-doping testing program.

 

Drug Free Sport policy r.2018.7.31