Doping control process
Doping control (also known as testing or sample collection) follows rigorous rules established by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA), which supports the principals of human rights and proportionality.
This short video provides you with basic information, step by step through the doping control process:
Athlete’s Consent Form
Doping Control Form & Notification Form
Doping Control Officer Instructions
Doping Control Station
FIB Privacy procedures
FIB’s Out-Of-Competition Testing
Notification of athletes
Who can be tested – when?
Bandy players of all levels can be tested at any time, any place. For instance, testing may occur in conjunction with a competition or training, or where the player lives or otherwise spend his/her time.
Who decides about testing?
Under the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) testing can be initiated by the Federation of International Bandy (FIB), National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) or Major Event Organizers. Sample collection is always carried out by trained and authorized officials.
Athletes rights and responsibilities
- To be accompanied by a representative of their choice (coach, doctor or friend etc).
- To have an interpreter (if required).
- To request a delay in reporting to the doping control station for valid reasons (award ceremony, media commitments, further competition, medical treatment etc).
- To ask for additional information about the doping control process.
- To get any comments or concerns you may have recorded on the doping control form.
- To receive a copy of the doping control form, when the process is finalized.
- To remain within sight of the doping control official at all times.
- To produce a valid identification (driver’s licence, competition accreditation etc).
- To report immediately for sample collection, unless there are valid reasons for a delay.
- To comply with sample collection procedures.
Different kinds of tests and analyses
There are currently two types of tests, urine or blood. The control officials may collect only urine or blood, or both. Once the samples are collected and sealed, they are sent to a WADA accredited laboratory to be analysed. Since the samples are coded, the laboratory never knows whose sample it is. The samples can be used for direct detection of prohibited substances and/or indirect, through the screening of certain parameters for an Athlete Biological Passport (ABP). Parts of your sample may also be stored for a period of up to 10 years, for further analysis.
There are three possible results following the analysis of a sample:
- Negative – no prohibited substances or methods was found.
- A typical finding – a prohibited substance, which can be produced naturally, has been identified outside of its normal range, which requires further investigation.
- Adverse analytical finding – a prohibited substance (or its metabolites or markers) have been identified.
If the test result is an atypical or adverse analytical finding, you will be contacted by FIB or the relevant testing authority about the further results management process. Here we refer to these 10 anti-doping violations:
- Presence of a prohibited substance.
- Use or attempted use, of a prohibited substance
- Evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection
- Whereabouts failures
- Tampering or attempted tampering with any part of the doping control
- Possession of a prohibited substance or method
- Trafficking or attempted trafficking in any prohibited substance or method
- Administration or attempted administration of a prohibited substance or method
- Prohibited Association
Find out more: