Sports Anti-Doping Rules

The Sports Anti-Doping Rules


Most national sports organisations in this country have adopted or agreed to New Zealand's Sports Anti-Doping Rules (SADRs). The SADRs give effect to the World Anti-Doping Code in New Zealand.

The rules apply to anyone who is a member of - or who participates in - a sport that has adopted or agreed to the SADRs regardless of level of competition, age or role. The rules apply to athletes, as well as coaches, administrators and support personnel.

You can download the full set of rules here: New Zealand Sports Anti-Doping Rules 2021 (PDF)

Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)

To stay on the right side of the rules, you must avoid breaking the rules. There are 11 key ways to break the rules, and they are known as the anti-doping rule violations (ADVRs)

You can read a summary of what you should not do below, in English and te reo Māori.

The rule violations

  1. Presence of a prohibited substance, or its metabolites or markers, in an athlete’s sample;
  2. Use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or method by an athlete;
  3. Evasion of doping control or refusal to provide a sample; 
  4. Failure of Registered Testing Pool athlete to meet Whereabouts requirements three times within a 12-month period;
  5. Tampering with any part of the doping control process by an athlete or other person*;
  6. Possession of prohibited substances or methods by an athlete or support person;
  7. Trafficking or attempted trafficking of a prohibited substance or method by an athlete or other person;
  8. Administration or attempted administration of a prohibited substance or method by an athlete or other person;
  9. Complicity with or attempt to cover up an anti-doping rule violation by an athlete or other person;
  10. Knowing association by an athlete or other person with someone in a sporting capacity who has been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation;
  11. Discouragement of, or retaliation against someone for, reporting doping or suspected doping by an athlete or other person.

* ’Other person’ refers to a person, entity or organisation. See Sports Anti-Doping Rules 2021 for details.

Ngā takahitanga patu pūroi

  1. Te takatika mō te whakamahi pūroi rāhui;
  2. Te whakamahi, te ngana rānei ki te whakamahi i tētahi pūroi rāhui, ngā whakamahinga rānei;
  3. Te karo whakamātautau, te meko rānei i tōna whakapūauau;
  4. Te kore whakamōhio tika i āu nekehanga, ka mahue rānei ngā whakamātautau e 3 i ngā marama 12 (mēnā he Registered Testing Pool Athlete Koe);
  5. Te raweke wāhanga o te takunga whakahaere patu pūroi;
  6. Te mau i ngā matū rāhui, ngā whakamahinga rānei;
  7. Te kawe toropuku, te ngana rānei kia kawe toropuku i ngā matū me ngā whakamahinga rāhui;
  8. Te whāngai i te matū rāhui, i ngā whakamahinga rānei;
  9. te takune mahi māminga ki te takahi ture patu pūroi, te ngana rānei e tangata kē ki te takahi ture;
  10. Te whakahoahoa ki tētahi, i tō mahi hākinakina, e mōhio ana koe kua hāmenetia mō te takahi i ngā ture patu pūroi;
  11. E kore e taea e ngā kaitākaro me ētahi atu tāngata, te whakapāhunu i te tangata mō te kōrero e pā ana ki te kai pūroi, kia kaua hoki rātou e whakahāweatia ki te pēnei hoki.

2022 SADRs

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) is required under section 16 of the Sports Anti-Doping Act 2006 (Act) to make these Rules and we do so each year.

The proposed new rules, which will be known as the Sports Anti-Doping Rules 2022, will come into force on 1 January 2022, amending the Sports Anti-Doping Rules 2021.  

Here are the proposed 2022 SADRs.

DFSNZ welcome any feedback to the proposed Rules.

Please provide any comments by 29 October 2021 to:

SADR 2022 Consultation

Drug Free Sport New Zealand

PO Box 17-451, Greenlane, Auckland 1546


Watch the video

Watch Kiwi athletes explain the Sports Anti-Doping Rules.

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