Swiss Olympic Doping Statute

The Swiss Olympic Doping Statute implements the World Anti-Doping Code in Switzerland. It begins by defining the bodies involved in the campaign against doping in Switzerland, and their responsibilities. The Sports Parliament, consisting of delegates from National Sports Federations, adopts the Doping Statute. The currently valid version came into force on January 1, 2021.

Applicability

The Doping Statute and its Regulatory Statutes are binding on all federations affiliated to Swiss Olympic. The anti-doping rules thus apply to all athletes who are license-holders or members of an association or federation affiliated to Swiss Olympic. The same applies to those participating in competitions run by such organizations. These athletes may thus be subject to doping controls at any time, as well as to sanctions if the circumstances warrant it. This applies irrespective of their level within their sport, their age, or their nationality.

Anti-Doping Rule Violations

Article 2 of the Swiss Olympic Doping Statute lists eleven offenses that are deemed to be violations of the anti-doping provisions, and thus satisfy the definition of “doping”:

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The prohibited substances and methods listed in article 2 of the Doping Statute are defined by the World Anti-Doping Agency and published on the Prohibited List.

Regulatory Statutes

The Swiss Olympic Doping Statute is lent further detail by the following Regulatory Statutes issued by Antidoping Switzerland: