PRINCIPLES AND VALUES
PRINCIPLES AND VALUES ASSOCIATED WITH CLEAN SPORT
“Education is the process of learning to instill values and develop behaviors that foster and protect the spirit of sport, and to prevent intentional and unintentional doping.” (The Code)
The priciples and values of FIL are
- fairness & equity
- cooperation & teamwork
- ethics, fair play and honesty
- integrity & courage
- excellence in performance
We ask that you keep these principles and values in mind and remember them every day.
WHAT DO ATHLETES AND ATHLETE SUPPORT PERSONNEL NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ANTI-DOPING?
“Every athlete has the right to clean sport!”
Any athlete may be tested in- and out-of-competition, anytime, anywhere and with no advance notice.
THE PRINCIPLE OF STRICT LIABILITY
In anti-doping, the principle of Strict Liability applies – if it is in the Athlete’s body, the Athlete is responsible for it.
This means that every Athlete is strictly liable for the substances found in their urine and/or blood sample collected during doping control, regardless of whether the Athlete intentionally or unintentionally used a prohibited substance or method. Therefore, it is vital that Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel know the rules and understand their responsibilities under the Code.
Athletes must know and understand the Prohibited List and with the risks associated with supplement use. More information on the Prohibited List, medications and supplements is available in the Prohibited List, Medications & Supplements section.