Responsibilities of Athlete Support Personnel
FIB expects all Athlete Support Personnel to support doping-free bandy and to be aware of these responsibilities and comply with them:
- To be knowledgeable of and comply with all antidoping rules applicable to them or the Athletes whom they support.
- To cooperate with the Athlete Testing program.
- To use their influence on Athlete values and behavior to foster anti-doping attitudes.
- To disclose to their National Anti-Doping Organization and International Federation any decision by a non-Signatory finding that they committed an anti-doping rule violation within the previous ten (10) years.
- To cooperate with Anti-Doping Organizations investigating anti-doping rule violations.
- Athlete Support Personnel shall not Use or Possess any Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method without valid justification*.
* [Comment to 6: In those situations where Use or personal Possession of a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method by an Athlete Support Person without justification is not an anti-doping rule violation under the Code, it should be subject to other sport disciplinary rules. Coaches and other Athlete Support Personnel are often role models for Athletes. They should not be engaging in personal conduct which conflicts with their responsibility to encourage their Athletes not to dope.]
Support of Athlete Support Personnel by FIB
To facilitate different Athlete Support Personnels understanding of and complying with the rules, the following tips and tools are offered:
- Test this quiz and your own knowledge of the current anti-doping rules.
- Learn more by using available information and education channels.
- Be aware of where to find more detailed anti-doping rules information when you need it.
- Be familiar with FIB’s website, which contains a lot of information produced to assist yo
- Seek support from sports physician, to assist your athlete(s) around medical issues and TUE’s.
- Seek support from your club officials to initiate anti-doping information and education for you and your athlete(s) on the following subjects:
– Principles and values related to clean sport.
– The List of Prohibited Substances and Methods and the principle of strict liability.
– Use of medication and Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).
– Risk of food supplement use.
– Testing procedures, violations and sanctions.
– Athletes rights and responsibilities.
- Be prepared for unannounced doping controls of your athlete(s) and welcome them as an opportunity to show that your team play clean.
- Help FIB to keep bandy clean, by reporting suspected doping violations.
- Take advantage of and cooperate with your National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO).
- Athlete Support Persons includes: Any coach, trainer, manager, agent, team staff, official, medical personnel. Parent or any other person working with, treating or assisting an athlete participating in or preparing for a competition.
- Athlete Support Personnel may be sanctioned if they violate the anti-doping rules.