INTRODUCTION

The fight against doping in the sport of Step and Body Percussion is assigned the highest priority by WOS. A signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code from the outset, WOS has been assessed fully Code compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ever since. The anti-doping activities required of World of Step Alliance by the World Anti-Doping Code include conducting testing at competitions and out-of-competition, providing educational programs for athletes and officials, and sanctioning those who commit anti-doping rule violations.

Doping can be harmful to an athlete’s health, damages the integrity of sport, and is morally and ethically wrong. All athletes participating in WOS competitions/under Sport’s ETA jurisdiction must abide by the ADO Anti-Doping Rules.

WHAT IS DOPING?

Doping is not just a positive test showing the presence of a prohibited substance in an athlete’s urine sample. Doping is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the 11 Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) outlined in the World Anti-Doping Code and World of Step Alliance.

These are:

  1. Presence of a prohibited substance, its metabolites or markers in an athlete’s sample
  2. Use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or method by an athlete
  3. Refusing, evading or failing to submit to sample collection by an athlete
  4. Failure to file whereabouts information and/or missed tests by an athlete
  5. Tampering or attempted tampering with the doping control process by an athlete or other person
  6. Possession of a prohibited substance or method by an athlete or athlete support personnel
  7. Trafficking or attempted trafficking of a prohibited substance or method by an athlete or other person
  8. Administering or attempting to administer a prohibited substance or method to an athlete
  9. Complicity or attempted complicity in an ADRV by an athlete or other person
  10. Prohibited Association by an athlete or other person with a sanctioned athlete support personnel
  11. Acts to discourage or retaliate against reporting to authorities

Anti-Doping Overview (At a Glance)

WHY IS DOPING IN SPORT PROHIBITED?

The use of doping substances or doping methods to enhance performance is fundamentally wrong and is detrimental to the overall spirit of sport. Drug misuse can be harmful to an athlete’s health and to other athletes competing in the sport. It severely damages the integrity, image, and value of sport, whether or not the motivation to use drugs is to improve performance. To achieve integrity and fairness in sport, a commitment to clean sport is critical.

WHAT DOES ‘STRICT LIABILITY’ MEAN?

WHY IS DOPING DANGEROUS?

Doping can result in severe health consequences and comes with significant sport, social, financial, and legal repercussions. For athletes, doping could jeopardize their sporting career, reputation, and overall prospects both in and out of sport.