AO Anti-Doping Policy

Athletics Ontario and Athletics Canada are bound by the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) as outlined by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES).  The CADP is a rigorous program that ensures the accountability and transparency of all aspects of anti-doping including medical exemptions, testing, results and appeals. The CADP complies with the mandatory elements of the World Anti-Doping Program.

Members of Athletics Ontario and Athletics Canada are similarly bound by the CADP. For more information on the CADP and the policies and programs which apply to all Athletics Ontario and Athletics Canada members, please click here: http://www.cces.ca/en/antidoping

DOMESTIC ANTI-DOPING (CCES)
Domestic anti-doping is administered by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES). Click here for more information on the Substance Classification Booklet, Therapeutic Use Exemptions, CCES Whereabouts Program and ADAMS (Anti-Doping Administration and Management System) as well as various forms and downloads available from the CCES.

INTERNATIONAL ANTI-DOPING (IAAF)
International anti-doping is administered by the IAAF through the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Click here for more information on the WADA Prohibited List, IAAF Athlete Advisories, IAAF Whereabouts Program and International Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

INTERNATIONAL ANTI-DOPING (IPC)
International anti-doping for para-athletics is administered by the IPC through the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Click here for more information on the WADA Prohibited List, IPC Athlete Advisories, International Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

ATHLETICS ONTARIO ANTI-DOPING POLICY
The Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) is generally considered to be one of the most thorough and comprehensive doping control policies in the world.  By operating on the basis of a collective agreement within the sport, the policy provides for a truly independent, transparent and cost-effective anti-doping system.  It also provides the procedural fairness and protects the athletes’ rights throughout the process.

Benefits to Athletics Ontario and its Members:

  1. Independent, transparent system provides the athletes and the public, confidence in Athletics Canada and our anti-doping policy.
  2. When all (majority) sports adopt the policy, it reduces our liability.  The CADP serves as a shield against legal challenges to individual National Sport Organizations (NSO).
  3. The CADP and more specifically, the Standard Operating Procedures have not had any successful legal challenges.
  4. All testing services, laboratory analysis, result management and the administration of procedural fairness are all paid for by the Federal Government and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport when Athletics Canada becomes part of the system by adopting the CADP.

Athletics Ontario and Athletics Canada have adopted the Canadian Anti-Doping Program as the anti-doping policy and regulations of the organization.

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