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Rules and Regulation

DC 14.1 Information Concerning Adverse Analytical Findings, Atypical Findings, and Other Asserted Anti-Doping Rule Violations

DC 14.1.1 Notice of anti-doping rule violations to Athletes and other Persons
Notice to Athletes or other Persons of anti-doping rule violations asserted against them shall occur as provided under DC 7 and DC 14. FINA’s notice to an Athlete or other Person who is a member of a Member Federation may be accomplished by delivery of the notice to the Member Federation.

DC 14.1.2 Notice of anti-doping rule violations to National Anti-Doping Organisations, FINA and WADA
The Anti-Doping Organisation with results management responsibility shall also notify the Athlete’s National Anti-Doping Organisations, FINA and WADA of the assertion of an anti-doping rule violation simultaneously with the notice to the Athlete or other Person.

DC 14.1.3 Content of an anti-doping rule violation notice

When a Member Federation has received an Adverse Analytical Finding on one of its Athletes, it shall report the following information to FINA and WADA within fourteen (14) days of the process described in DC 7.1 (Article 7.2 of the Code): the Athlete’s name, country, sport and discipline within the sport, the Athlete’s competitive level, whether the test was In-Competition or Out-of-Competition, the date of Sample collection, the analytical result reported by the laboratory, and other information as required by the International Standard for Testing and Investigations. With respect to Atypical Findings, a Member Federation shall report the same information to FINA and WADA within fourteen (14) days after completion of its investigation as provided in DC 7.2 (Article 7.4 of the Code) (except as otherwise provided in DC 7.2.4(b) or Article 7.4.1(b) of the Code), including whether the Atypical Finding will be brought forward as an Adverse Analytical Finding. When a Member Federation has determined an apparent anti-doping rule violation other than under DC 2.1, it shall report the following information to FINA and WADA within fourteen (14) days of the notification to the Athlete or other Person: the Athlete’s or other Person’s name, country, sport and discipline within the sport, the Athlete’s competitive level, the rule violated and the basis of the asserted violation.

DC 14.1.4 Status reports
The Member Federation shall also regularly update FINA and WADA on the status and findings of any review or proceedings conducted pursuant to DC 7, DC 8 or DC 13

DC 14.1.5 Confidentiality
The recipient organisations (be it FINA, WADA, Member Federation or National Anti-Doping Organisation) shall not disclose this information beyond those Persons within their organisations with a need to know until the appropriate results management authority has made Public Disclosure or has failed to make Public Disclosure as required in DC 14.3 below.