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  • EHF REGULATIONS FOR ANTI-DOPING

    “Be one with us – play fair”

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    Persons to contact: Prof. Hans Holdhaus

    Tel: +43 664 357 0419 Email: holdhaus@european-anti-doping.com

    Nadezhda Lacina

    Tel: +43 180 151 147 Email: eau@eurohandball.com

    lacina@eurohandball.com Web: www.eurohandball.com

    www.eurohandball.com/ehf/eadu Address: European Handball Federation Anti-Doping Unit/EAU Hoffingergasse 18 A-1120 Vienna AUSTRIA Bank account: Bank Austria Am Hof 2 A-1010 Vienna AUSTRIA Bank code: 12000 BIC code: BKAUATWW Account n°: 00640 000 204 IBAN code: AT46 1200 0006 4000 0204

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Article 1 - Definition of doping ............................................................................................................4

    Article 2 - Anti-doping rule violations..................................................................................................4

    Article 3 - Burdens and standard of proof ...........................................................................................7

    Article 4 - The Prohibited List ..............................................................................................................8

    Article 5 - Testing and Investigations ................................................................................................ 11

    Article 6 - Analysis of Samples .......................................................................................................... 25

    Article 7 - Results Management ........................................................................................................ 27

    Article 8 - Right to a Fair Hearing ...................................................................................................... 36

    Article 9 - Sanctions on individuals ................................................................................................... 38

    Article 10 - Consequences for teams ................................................................................................. 47

    Article 11 - Sanctions and Costs assessed against sporting bodies ...................................................... 48

    Article 12 - Appeals .......................................................................................................................... 49

    Article 13 - Confidentiality and reporting .......................................................................................... 52

    Article 14 - Recognition of Decisions ................................................................................................. 56

    Article 15 - Incorporation of the EHF Regulations for Anti-Doping and obligations of National

    Federations .................................................................................................................................... 56

    Article 16 - Statute of limitations ...................................................................................................... 57

    Article 17 - EHF compliance reports to WADA ................................................................................... 57

    Article 18 - Education ....................................................................................................................... 57

    Article 19 - Amendment and interpretation of the Regulations .......................................................... 58

    Article 20 - Interpretation of the Code .............................................................................................. 59

    Article 21 - Additional roles and responsibilities of players and other Persons ................................... 60

    APPENDIX 1 - DEFINITIONS ............................................................................................................... 62

    APPENDIX 2 – DOPING CONTROLS OFFICIAL FORMS .......................................................................... 68

    APPENDIX 3 - WHEREABOUT REQUIREMENTS – EHF REGISTERED TESTING POOL ............................... 69

    APPENDIX 4 - CONFIRMATION .......................................................................................................... 71

    APPENDIX 5 – ANTI-DOPING INFRASTRUCTURE................................................................................. 72

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    Preamble

    Anti-doping regulations, like competitions regulations, are sport rules governing the conditions under which sport is played. Players and Persons accept these rules as a condition of participation and shall be bound by them. These sport-specific rules and procedures, aimed at enforcing anti-doping principles in a global and harmonized manner, are distinct in nature and, therefore, not intended to be subject to or limited by any national requirements and legal standards applicable to criminal proceedings or employment matters.

    When reviewing the facts and the law of a given case, all courts, arbitral tribunals and other adjudicating bodies should be aware of and respect the distinct nature of the anti-doping regulations in the Code and the fact that these rules represent the consensus of a broad spectrum of stakeholders around the world with an interest in fair sport.

    Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport. The fundamental aims of EHF’s anti-doping programme are:

     To uphold and preserve the ethics of sport;  To safeguard the physical health and mental integrity of handball players;  To ensure that all competitors have an equal chance.

    These EHF Regulations for Anti-Doping shall apply to EHF, each National Federation of the EHF, and each Participant in the activities of EHF or any of its National Federations by virtue of the Participant’s membership, accreditation or participating in EHF, its National Federations, or their activities or competitions.

    The National Federations members of the EHF must guarantee that all Players accept all EHF regulations, including these EHF Regulations for Anti-Doping.

    These EHF Regulations for Anti-Doping shall apply to all Doping Controls over which EHF has jurisdiction. The EHF Anti-Doping Unit, an independent working body of the EHF, has the overall responsibility for implementing and monitoring the EHF Regulations for Anti-Doping. The following Regulations have been adopted by the EHF Executive Committee on 28 January 2011 and lastly amended on the basis of the WADA Anti-Doping Code 2015 amendments and the IHF Anti-Doping Regulations applicable at that date as well as following the EHF Executive Committee of June 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. With regards to legal procedural matters, these Regulations shall be applied together with the EHF Legal Regulations even if not specified in these Regulations.

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    Article 1 - Definition of doping

    1.1. Doping is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the anti-doping rule violations set

    forth in article 2 of these Regulations.

    Article 2 - Anti-doping rule violations

    The purpose of article 2 is to specify the circumstances and conduct which constitute anti doping rule violations. Hearings in doping cases will proceed based on the assertion that one or more of these specific rules have been violated.

    Players and other Persons shall be responsible for knowing what constitutes an anti-doping rule violation and the substances and methods which have been included on the Prohibited List.

    The following constitute anti-doping rule violations:

    2.1. Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a Player’s Sample

    2.1.1. It is each Player’s personal duty to ensure that no Prohibited Substance enters his/her body.

    Players are responsible for any Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers found to be present in their Samples. Accordingly, it is not necessary that intent, fault, negligence or knowing Use on the Player’s part be demonstrated in order to establish an anti-doping rule violation under article 2.1.

    2.1.2. Sufficient proof of an anti-doping rule violation under article 2.1 is established by any of the

    following: presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in the Player’s A Sample where the Player waives analysis of the B Sample and the B Sample is not analysed; or, where the Player’s B Sample is analysed and the analysis of the Player’s B Sample confirms the presence of the Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers found in the Player’s A Sample; or, where the Player’s B Sample is split into two bottles and the analysis of the second bottle confirms the presence of the Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers found in the first bottle.

    2.1.3. Excepting those substances for which a quantitative threshold is specifically identified on the

    Prohibited List or International Standards, the presence of any quantity of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a Player’s Sample shall constitute an anti-doping rule violation.

    2.1.4. As an exception to the general rule of this article 2.1, the Prohibited List may establish special

    criteria for the evaluation of Prohibited Substances that can also be produced endogenously.

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    2.2. Use or Attempted Use by a Player of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method

    2.2.1. It