Scroll for more

Rules and Regulation

DC 10.1 Disqualification of Results in the Competition during which an Anti-Doping Rule Violation Occurs

An anti-doping rule violation occurring during or in connection with a Competition may, upon the decision of the ruling body of the Competition, lead to Disqualification of all of the Athlete’s individual results obtained in that Competition with all Consequences, including forfeiture of all medals, points and prizes, except as provided in DC 10.1.1.
Factors to be included in considering whether to Disqualify other results in a Competition might include, for example, the severity of the Athlete’s anti-doping rule violation and whether the Athlete tested negative in the other Events.

[Comment to DC 10.1: Whereas DC 9 disqualifies the result in a single Event in which the Athlete tested positive (e.g., the 100 meter backstroke), this rule may lead to Disqualification of all results in all races during the Competition (e.g., the FINA World Championships).]

DC 10.1.1 If the Athlete establishes that he or she bears No Fault or Negligence for the violation, the Athlete’s individual results in the other Events shall not be Disqualified unless the Athlete’s results in Events other than the Event in which the anti-doping rule violation occurred were likely to have been affected by the Athlete’s anti-doping rule violation.