Variation to the Equestrian Australia Anti-Doping Policy EA ANTI-DOPING POLICY - INTRODUCTION Preface

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  • Variation to the Equestrian Australia Anti-Doping Policy

    Minor variation to the Equestrian Australia Anti-Doping Policy to recognise the replacement of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority by Sport Integrity Australia from 1 July 2020.

    From 1 July 2020 the Equestrian Australia Anti-Doping Policy is varied as follows:

    Any and all references to the:

    • Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) are to be read as references to Sport Integrity Australia;

    • Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006 (Cth) (ASADA Act) are to be read as references to the Sport Integrity Australia Act 2020 (Cth); and

    • Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Regulations 2006 (Cth) (ASADA Regulations) are to be read as references to the Sport Integrity Australia Regulations 2020 (Cth).

  • EQUESTRIAN AUSTRALIA

    ANTI-DOPING POLICY

    EFFECTIVE: 1 January 2015 ENDORSED BY THE EA NATIONAL BOARD: 7 December 2014 Version control: Version 1

  • © Equestrian Australia Limited 2014

    Reproduction in any form is not permitted without contacting:

    Chief Executive Officer Equestrian Australia Limited PO Box 673, Sydney Markets NSW 2129 Tel 02 8762 7777 Fax 02 9763 2466 Website www.equestrian.org.au

    Disclaimer: Equestrian Australia believes all material produced for this publication is correctly and accurately researched. However, we give no warranty in relation thereto and disclaim liability for all claims against the Federation, its employees or any person associated, which may arise from any mate

    INTERPRETATION

    This Anti-Doping Policy takes effect on 1 January 2015.

    In this Anti-Doping Policy, references to Sporting Administration Body should be read as references to

    Equestrian Australia. The Equestrian Australia’s international federation is Fédération Equestre

    Internationale.1

    WARNING TO ATHLETES AND ATHLETE SUPPORT PERSONNEL

     You are responsible for knowing what the anti-doping rule violations are.

     You must find out which substances and methods are prohibited.

     Ignorance is no excuse.

     You must be aware of the rules in this Anti-Doping Policy.

     This Anti-Doping Policy adopts the strict liability principle.

     Athletes are responsible for anything found in their system.

     You must be aware of the sanctions that could be applied to you in this Anti-Doping Policy.

    1 Defined terms are in italics and capitalised. Other words will have either the definition provided for by the WADA Code, or if they are not defined they will have their plain English meaning.

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  • CONTENTS

    Preface ............................................................................................................................................ 1

    Fundamental rationale for the Code and the sporting administration body’s anti-doping policy .. 1

    The National Anti-Doping Programme ............................................................................................ 2

    The sporting administration body objectives................................................................................... 3

    Scope of this Anti-Doping Policy ..................................................................................................... 3

    ARTICLE 1 APPLICATION OF ANTI-DOPING POLICY ................................................................... 4

    1.1 Application of the anti-doping policy ........................................................................................ 4

    1.2 Application to the sporting administration body ....................................................................... 4

    1.3 Application to Persons ............................................................................................................. 4

    1.4 Athlete classification ................................................................................................................ 5

    ARTICLE 2 DEFINITION OF DOPING - ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATIONS .................................. 6

    2.1 Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample .... 6

    2.2 Use or Attempted Use by an Athlete of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method ……7

    2.3 Evading, refusing or failing to submit to Sample Collection..................................................... 7

    2.4 Whereabouts failures ............................................................................................................... 7

    2.5 Tampering or Attempted Tampering with any part of Doping Control ..................................... 7

    2.6 Possession of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method .............................................. 7

    2.7 Trafficking or Attempted Trafficking in any Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method ……..8

    2.8 Administration or Attempted Administration to any Athlete In-Competition of any Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method, or Administration or Attempted Administration to any Athlete Out-of-Competition of any Prohibited Substance or any Prohibited Method that is prohibited Out- of-Competition…… ....................................................................................................................... 8

    2.9 Complicity ................................................................................................................................ 8

    2.10 Prohibited Association ……………………………………………………………………………...8

    ARTICLE 3 PROOF OF DOPING .................................................................................................... 10

    3.1 Burdens and standards of proof ............................................................................................ 10

    3.2 Methods of establishing facts and presumptions................................................................... 10

    ARTICLE 4 THE PROHIBITED LIST ............................................................................................... 12

    4.1 Incorporation, Publication and Revision of the Prohibited List .............................................. 12

    4.2 Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods Identified on the Prohibited List ................. 12

  • 4.3 WADA’s determination of the Prohibited List ......................................................................... 12

    4.4 Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) .................................................................................... 13

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

    5.1 Purpose of Testing and investigations ................................................................................... 16

    5.2 Authority to conduct Testing .................................................................................................. 16

    5.3 Event Testing ......................................................................................................................... 16

    5.4 Athlete whereabouts information ........................................................................................... 18

    5.5 Retired Athletes returning to competition .............................................................................. 19

    ARTICLE 6 ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES ............................................................................................. 20

    6.1 Use of accredited and approved laboratories ........................................................................ 20

    6.2 Purpose of analysis of samples ............................................................................................. 20

    6.3 Research on Samples ........................................................................................................... 20

    6.4 Standards for Sample analysis and reporting ........................................................................ 20

    6.5 Further analysis of samples .................................................................................................. 21

    ARTICLE 6A NON-ANALYTICAL INVESTIGATION PROCESS ....................................................... 22

    6A.1Obligation on Persons ........................................................................................................... 22

    6A.2Roles and responsibilities of other parties............................................................................. 22

    ARTICLE 7 RESULTS MANAGEMENT ........................................................................................... 23

    7.1 Responsibility for conducting results management ............................................................... 23

    7.2 Review regarding Adverse Analytical Findings ..................................................................... 23

    7.3 Notification after review regarding Adverse Analytical Findings ............................................ 23

    7.4 Review of Atypical Findings ................................................................................................... 24

    7.5 Review of Atypical Passport Findings and Adverse Passport Findings ................................ 25

    7.6 Review of whereabouts failures .........................