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IFI Anti-Doping Rules

IFI Anti-Doping Rules are based on WADAs Models

of Best Practice for International Federations and

the World Anti-Doping Code.

Valid from 1.1.2015

IFI Anti-Doping Rules 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................................... 2

PREFACE ................................................................................................................................................................... 2

FUNDAMENTAL RATIONALE FOR THE CODE AND IFI'S ANTI-DOPING RULES .................................................... 2

SCOPE OF THESE ANTI-DOPING RULES ................................................................................................................. 3

ARTICLE 1 DEFINITION OF DOPING ............................................................................................................. 5

ARTICLE 2 ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATIONS ................................................................................................ 5

ARTICLE 3 PROOF OF DOPING .................................................................................................................... 9

ARTICLE 4 THE PROHIBITED LIST ............................................................................................................... 11

ARTICLE 5 TESTING AND INVESTIGATIONS ................................................................................................ 16

ARTICLE 6 ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES ............................................................................................................ 22

ARTICLE 7 RESULTS MANAGEMENT .......................................................................................................... 24

ARTICLE 8 RIGHT TO A FAIR HEARING ....................................................................................................... 31

ARTICLE 9 AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION OF INDIVIDUAL RESULTS ......................................................... 33

ARTICLE 10 SANCTIONS ON INDIVIDUALS ................................................................................................... 34

ARTICLE 11 CONSEQUENCES TO TEAMS ...................................................................................................... 46

ARTICLE 12 SANCTIONS AND COSTS ASSESSED AGAINST SPORTING BODIES ................................................. 47

ARTICLE 13 APPEALS ................................................................................................................................. 49

ARTICLE 14 CONFIDENTIALITY AND REPORTING .......................................................................................... 53

ARTICLE 15 APPLICATION AND RECOGNITION OF DECISIONS ....................................................................... 57

ARTICLE 16 INCORPORATION OF IFI ANTI-DOPING RULES AND OBLIGATIONS OF NATIONAL FEDERATIONS ... 57

ARTICLE 17 STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ........................................................................................................ 58

ARTICLE 18 IFI COMPLIANCE REPORTS TO WADA ........................................................................................ 58

ARTICLE 19 EDUCATION ............................................................................................................................. 58

ARTICLE 20 AMENDMENT AND INTERPRETATION OF ANTI-DOPING RULES .................................................. 59

ARTICLE 21 INTERPRETATION OF THE CODE ................................................................................................ 60

ARTICLE 22 ADDITIONAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ATHLETES AND OTHER PERSONS ........................ 61

APPENDIX 1 DEFINITIONS ........................................................................................................................... 63

APPENDIX 2 EXAMPLES OF THE APPLICATION OF ARTICLE 10 ....................................................................... 72

APPENDIX 3 CONSENT FORM ...................................................................................................................... 78

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IFI ANTI-DOPING RULES

INTRODUCTION

Preface

IFI accepted the revised (2015) World Anti-Doping Code (the "Code")These Anti-Doping Rules are adopted and implemented in accordance with IFI's responsibilities under the Code, and in furtherance of IFI's continuing efforts to eradicate doping in sport. These Anti-Doping Rules are sport rules governing the conditions under which sport is played. Aimed at enforcing anti-doping principles in a global and harmonized manner, they are distinct in nature from criminal and civil laws, and are not intended to be subject to or limited by any national requirements and legal standards applicable to criminal or civil proceedings. 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 these Anti-Doping Rules implementing the Code and the fact that these rules represent the consensus of a broad spectrum of stakeholders around the world as to what is necessary to protect and ensure fair sport. Fundamental Rationale for the Code and IFI's Anti-Doping Rules

Anti-doping programs seek to preserve what is intrinsically valuable about sport. This intrinsic value is often referred to as "the spirit of sport". It is the essence of Olympism, the pursuit of human excellence through the dedicated perfection of each persons natural talents. It is how we play true. The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind, and is reflected in values we find in and through sport, including:

Ethics, fair play and honesty Health Excellence in performance Character and education Fun and joy Teamwork Dedication and commitment Respect for rules and laws Respect for self and other Participants Courage Community and solidarity

Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport.

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Scope of these Anti-Doping Rules

These Anti-Doping Rules shall apply to IFI and to each of its National Federations. They also apply to the following Athletes, Athlete Support Personnel and other Persons, each of whom is deemed, as a condition of his/her membership, accreditation and/or participation in the sport, to have agreed to be bound by these Anti-Doping Rules, and to have submitted to the authority of IFI to enforce these Anti-Doping Rules and to the jurisdiction of the hearing panels specified in Article 8 and Article 13 to hear and determine cases and appeals brought under these Anti-Doping Rules:

a. all Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel who are members of IFI, or of any National Federation, or of any member or affiliate organization of any National Federation (including any clubs, teams, associations or leagues);

b. all Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel participating in such capacity in

Events, Competitions and other activities organized, convened, authorized or recognized by IFI, or any National Federation, or any member or affiliate organization of any National Federation (including any clubs, teams, associations or leagues), wherever held;

c. any other Athlete or Athlete Support Personnel or other Person who, by virtue

of an accreditation, a licence or other contractual arrangement, or otherwise, is subject to the jurisdiction of IFI, or of any National Federation, or of any member or affiliate organization of any National Federation (including any clubs, teams, associations or leagues), for purposes of anti-doping; To be eligible for participation in International Events, a competitor must have personally signed the Appendix 3 consent form, in the actual form approved by the IFI. All forms from Minors must be counter-signed by their legal guardians and

d. Athletes who are not regular members of IFI or of one of its National

Federations but who want to be eligible to compete in a particular International Event. IFI may include such Athletes in its Registered Testing Pool so that they are required to provide information about their whereabouts for purposes of Testing under these Anti-Doping Rules for at least one month prior to the International Event in question.

Within the overall pool of Athletes set out above who are bound by and required to comply with these Anti-Doping Rules, the following Athletes shall be considered to be International-Level Athletes for purposes of these Anti-Doping Rules, and therefore the specific provisions in these Anti-Doping Rules applicable to International-Level Athletes (as regards Testing but also as regards TUEs, whereabouts information, results management, and appeals) shall apply to such Athletes:

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a. Athletes who are part of the IFI Registered Testing Pool and Testing Pool; b. Athletes who participated and finished in the top positions (the exact positions will differ based on the disciplines and categories in which Athletes participated) at the previous IFI World Championships. The precise list of those Athletes and the criteria used for selecting them will be published by IFI on its website at the following link http://eisstock.org/.

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ARTICLE 1 DEFINITION OF DOPING

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