ANTI DOPING

 

Anti-Doping in Zimbabwe is carried out by the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee in partnership with Africa Zone VI Regional Anti- Doping Organisation and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Testing in Zimbabwe is random, but can also be targeted, and can take place both in and out of competition – this means it can be after a game, at training or even at your own home.

Banned substances are split into two categories – performance enhancing (steroids, supplements) and recreational (social drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy, cannabis etc).

It is important to note that the WADA Code and the authorities treat recreational drugs in the same manner as performance enhancing therefore the process and suspensions are the same.

Strict Liability rules, players are fully responsible for any banned substances found in Under their system regardless of how it got there.

Some of the things you can face disciplinary charges for are:

  • The presence of a banned substance in your sample

  • Refusing to provide a sample

  • Abusive or insulting words or behaviour towards a Doping Control official

  • Interfering with the drug testing process

All banned substances are outlined on the prohibited list, which is regularly updated. The latest prohibited list can be found on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) website www.wada-ama.org.ADVICE ON STAYING CLEAN