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Rules and Regulation

DC 5.1 Purpose of Testing and Investigation

Testing and investigation shall only be undertaken for anti-doping purposes. They shall be conducted in conformity with the provisions of the International Standard for Testing and Investigations and any protocols of FINA supplementing that International Standard.

DC 5.1.1 Testing shall be undertaken to obtain analytical evidence as to the Athlete’s compliance (or non-compliance) with the strict Code prohibition on the presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method.

DC 5.1.2 Investigations shall be undertaken:

DC 5.1.2.1 in relation to Atypical Findings and Adverse Passport Findings, in accordance with DC 7.2 and 7.3 respectively, gathering intelligence or evidence (including, in particular, analytical evidence) in order to determine whether an anti-doping rule violation has occurred under DC 2.1 and/or DC 2.2; and

DC 5.1.2.2 in relation to other indications of potential anti-doping rule violations, in accordance with DC 7.4 and 7.5, gathering intelligence or evidence (including, in particular, non-analytical evidence) in order to determine whether an anti-doping rule violation has occurred under any of DC 2.2 to 2.10.

DC 5.1.3 FINA may obtain, assess and process anti-doping intelligence from all available sources, to inform the development of an effective, intelligent and proportionate test distribution plan, to plan Target Testing, and/or to form the basis of an investigation into a possible anti-doping rule violation(s).