Why Anti-Doping matters?
Anti-doping programs are founded to protect the intrinsic value of sport – often referred to as “the spirit of sport” – which is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind. It is the essence of Olympism and is reflected in the values we find in and through sport, including:
- Etics, fair play and honesty
- Athletes’ rights as set forth in the Code
- Excellence in performance
- Character and education
- Fun and joy
- Dedication and commitment
- Respect for rules and laws
- Respect for self and other participants
- Community and solidarity
The spirit of sport is expressed in how we play true. Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport. Anti-doping programs seek to maintain the integrity of sport, a level playing field, and the value of clean sport to the world.
Anti-Doping in FIB
The overall purpose of the FIB Anti-Doping Program is to ensure all bandy players their natural right to participate and compete in a doping-free sport and thus promote and protect health, fairness and equal opportunity for athletes worldwide.
The ultimate vision is a worldwide FIB sports culture where:
- The winning team can rejoice true victories.
- The losing team can be confident to have lost in a fair fight.
- The audience can fully enjoy the competition, convinced that the outcome is not affected by doping.
Roles and responsibilities
The realization of this mission and vision requires all organizational levels to be involved. Anti-doping is a common responsibility:
- FIB leads and coordinates the overall anti-doping program internationally, with operational focus primarily on international-level athletes and their support personnel.
- National Federations shall support FIB’s program and implement it nationally, adjusted to the national context, with operational focus primarily on national elite-level athletes and their support personnel.
- Clubs contributes by realizing the national program locally, thereby upholding anti-doping knowledge, values and life-skills among broader groups of athletes and athlete support personnel.
All organizational levels should cooperate with the relevant NADO, which may be able to assist in the implementation of the program.