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USABA Anti-Doping Policy

United States Association of Blind Athletes National Anti-Doping Policy

As outlined in the Code of Conduct, the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) athlete members must comply with anti-doping obligations. It is the duty of individual members of the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) to comply with all anti-doping rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) — including the USOPC National Anti-Doping Policy — and of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) — including the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing (USADA Protocol) — and all other policies and rules adopted by WADA, the IBSA, the USOPC and USADA. Athlete members agree to submit to drug testing by the IBSA and/or USADA or their designees at any time and understand that the use of methods or substances prohibited by the applicable anti-doping rules make them subject to penalties including, but not limited to, disqualification and suspension. If it is determined that an individual member may have committed a doping violation, the member agrees to submit to the results management authority and processes of USADA, including arbitration under the USADA Protocol, or to the results management authority of the IBSA, if applicable, or referred by USADA.

 

Athlete Membership Anti-Doping Obligations

It is the duty of all Athletes, Athlete Support Personnel and other Persons (as those terms are defined in the World-Anti Doping Code), by virtue of their participation in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, ParaPan American or Youth Olympic Games; participation in an Event or Competition organized or sanctioned by USABA; participation on a national team; utilization of a USOPC Training Center; receipt of benefits from the USOPC or USABA; inclusion in the Registered Testing Pool; or otherwise subject to the World Anti-Doping Code, to comply with all anti-doping rules of WADA, the IBSA, the USOPC, and of USADA, including the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing (USADA Protocol) and all other policies and rules adopted by WADA, the IBSA and USADA.

If it is determined that an Athlete, Athlete Support Personnel, or other Person may have committed a doping violation, the individual agrees to submit to the results management authority and processes of USADA, including arbitration under the USADA Protocol, or to the results management authority of the IBSA, if applicable, or referred by USADA. In addition, Athletes agree to submit to drug testing by the IBSA and/or USADA or their designees at any time and understand that the use of methods or substances prohibited by the applicable anti-doping rules make them subject to penalties including, but not limited to, disqualification and suspension.

 

Athlete Membership Agreements:

“I understand and agree that the IBSA Anti-Doping Rules, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing (USADA Protocol), and the USOPC Anti-Doping Policy, all other policies and rules adopted by the IBSA, USADA and USOPC, apply to me and that it is my responsibility to comply with those rules. I agree to submit to drug testing at any time and understand that the use of methods or substances prohibited by the applicable anti-doping rules would make me subject to penalties including, but not limited to, disqualification and suspension. If it is determined that I may have committed a doping violation, I agree to submit to the results management authority and processes of USADA, including arbitration under the USADA Protocol, or to the results management authority of the IBSA and/or my national federation, if applicable or referred by USADA.”

Licenses: “As a USABA  member, I understand and agree that I may be drug tested at any time, that I am subject to and will abide by the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, its Annexes, and the USOPC National Anti-Doping Policies, and that any dispute related to the foregoing will be resolved exclusively in arbitration pursuant to the USADA Protocol.

Before taking any medications, check the prohibited status at GlobalDRO.com. Also be sure to download the Supplement 411 app, or visit Supplement411.org to learn how to recognize and reduce the risks related to supplement use. If you have any anti-doping questions, please don’t hesitate to call Athlete Express at (866) 601-2632.