ANTI-DOPING POLICY & STATEMENT OF NATURAL BODYBUILDING & FITNESS ASSOCIATION (SINGAPORE)
– UEN No: T15SS0214G
The Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Association (Singapore) (“NBFA”) has on 10th April 2017 signed the Collective Policy thereby agreeing to at all times:
- Recognise and accept the Anti-Doping Singapore (ADS) as the National Anti-Doping Organisation designated by the Singapore Government as having the responsibility for all doping matters relating to sport in Singapore;
- Accept the Anti-Doping Policy of Singapore and the ADS Anti-Doping Rules, both of which are established in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code, as the basis for the fight against doping in sport;
- Adopt the Anti-Doping of Singapore and the ADS Anti-Doping Rules either directly or by reference into our governing documents, constitution and/or rules and regulations, and which shall have binding force and effect on our members and Participants; and
- Agree to observe, abide by and implement the provisions of the Anti-Doping Policy of Singapore and the ADS Anti-Doping Rules in respect of our affairs and activities.
The (“NBFA”) condemns the use of doping in sport. It recognises the right of all its Athletes to participate in a sport that is free from the misuse of drugs. The (“NBFA”) is committed to educate, inform and test, as appropriate, participants competing in bodybuilding & fitness in Singapore, and representing Singapore, so that it remains a drug-free sport.
It is a requirement of participation in the sport that all its Athletes, Athlete support personnel and other persons under the jurisdiction of the (“NBFA”) comply with the Anti-Doping Policy of Singapore and the ADS Anti-doping Rules set out and published by the (“NBFA”) and ADS.
In testing its Athletes, the (“NBFA”) is committed to handling the management of results in a confidential and accountable manner and to carry out disciplinary procedures where appropriate by the fair and independent process it has agreed with its members and with ADS, its appointed National Anti-Doping Organisation, for the collection of doping control samples. The disciplinary procedure for a contravention of these rules is published in full in the ADS Anti-Doping Rules.
The Executive Committee / Management Committee of the Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Association (Singapore) has on 10th April 2017 adopted the ADS Anti-Doping Rules as the Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Association (Singapore)’s Anti-Doping Rules.
The ADS Anti-Doping Rules published by Anti-Doping Singapore (or its successor), as amended from time to time, shall take immediate effect and be construed as rules of the Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Association (Singapore).
APPLICATION OF ANTI-DOPING RULES
All affiliates, members, athletes, participants, staff and any other individual, paid or on a volunteer basis, who are under the jurisdiction of the Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Association (Singapore) are bound by the Anti-Doping Rules of the Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Association (Singapore) and agree to abide by these Anti-Doping Rules
The Code, Policy and Rules will provides a framework for the harmonisation of anti-doping policies, rules and regulations across all NBFA competitions in Singapore and other countries in the world which the NBFA will observe and comply with.
2 PURPOSE OF THE POLICY
In recognition of the above, this Policy is based on the following general principles:
(a) Cheating and abuse in sport are unacceptable and are to be condemned;
(b) The welfare of Athletes and other sports Participants is the paramount concern;
(c) All Participants in sports have the right to be protected from abuse in sport;
(d) Sporting conduct and the spirit of sport are fundamental to the enjoyment of sport;
(e) Fairness in procedure and a commitment to accountability is critical to the effective governance of the sport;
(f) Anti-doping is an international issue that requires a co – ordinated commitment by all Sport Organisations; and
(g) All personal data in connection with anti-doping activities is to be protected and processed in accordance with the requirements of the current WADA International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information.
3 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE POLICY
The following objectives of the Policy serve to support its aim:
(a) To promote a culture of doping – free Natural Bodybuilding, Figure, Physique, Fitness and Modelling in Singapore;
(b) To establish programmes involving education, prevention, detection, deterrence, research and other measures;
(c) To establish consistent standards of anti-doping policy, testing and education across Singapore; and
(d) To encourage and build upon national and international harmonisation of anti-doping in sport.
To be compliant with the Code and its International Standards, NBFA shall:(a) Establish, adopt and implement this Policy and the Rules, which conform to the WADA Code and International Standards, with the co – operation and support of ADS and the Singapore Government;
(b) Require all members of NBFA and its participants, local or internationally to at all times observe and adhere to this Policy and the Rules;
(c) Establish and implement an anti – doping programme, provide education and advice for members , Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel to abide by this Policy and the Rules;
(d) Co-operate with all sport organisations, governments and other interested parties, plan and carry out doping control testing, including all related activities, with the purpose of combating doping in sport;
(e) Identify and forward any violations against the Rules for review and determination by an independent disciplinary panel, which shall be appointed by the ADS and whose members shall be independent of NBFA’s operations and any of the parties involved in the matter under review;
(f) In cooperation with the sporting community, plan and carry out information and education activities, and anti-doping research activities for the purpose of achieving doping-free sport;
(g) Encourage reciprocal Testing between NADOs; and
(h) Support international advocacy for doping – free sport, including liaison and partnerships with other domestic and international organizations, other Anti-Doping Organisations and WADA.
NBFA will collaborate with ADS in the planning, implementation and monitoring of information and education programmes on doping – free sport for their Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel. The programmes should provide Participants with updated and accurate information on various issues, including:(a) Substances and methods on the Prohibited List;
(b) Health consequences of doping;
(c) Sample collection procedures; and
(d) Athlete’s rights and responsibilities
NBFA will also promote and seek to collaborate with ADS and relevant Singapore Government departments to implement and monitor information and education programmes on doping-free sport for society in general.
5 APPLICATION TO AND OBLIGATIONS OF NBFA
NBFA will designate one staff member or other person to act as its Anti-Doping Officer in charge of the NBFA’s anti-doping functions, who shall also be responsible for ensuring that NBFA satisfies the requirements of this Policy and the Rules (including liaising with ADS as required).
6 APPLICATION TO AND OBLIGATIONS OF INDIVIDUALS
Individuals are bound by this Policy by virtue of the relationship which exists between NBFA and its members or Participants through their agreement to participate in Natural Bodybuilding, Figure, Physique, Fitness and Modelling according to its rules. In this regard, this Policy applies to:
(a) All individuals who are members of NBFA, regardless of nationality or where they reside or are situated;
(b) All individuals who are members of a NBFA’s affiliated members clubs, teams, associations or leagues;
(c) All individuals who participate in any capacity in any activity organised, convened or authorised by NBFA or its affiliated members clubs, teams, associations or leagues; and
(d) All individuals who participate in any capacity in any activity organized, held, convened or authorized by a National Event organization or a national league not affiliated with a NSA.
Athletes must, as a minimum:(a) Have knowledge of and comply with all anti-doping policies and rules which are applicable to them;
(b) Make themselves available for Sample Collection;
(c) Take responsibility in the context of anti-doping for what they ingest and use;
(d) Not knowingly cheat by using performance enhancing substances;
(e) Inform medical personnel of their obligations not to Use Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods and to take responsibility for ensuring that medical treatment received does not violate anti-doping policies and rules pursuant to the Code, particularly the rules of procedure for Therapeutic Use Exemptions;
(f) Cooperate with NBFA, ADS and other recognised Code compliant international anti – doping programmes; and
(g) Positively demonstrate the values and behaviour required to foster doping-free sport and true excellence in performance.
Athlete Support Personnel must, as a minimum:
(a) Have knowledge of and comply with all anti-doping policies and rules which are applicable to them or the Athletes they support;
(b) Cooperate with NBFA, ADS and other recognised Code-compliant international anti-doping programmes;
(c) Inform medical personnel of the obligations on an Athlete not to Use Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods and to take responsibility for ensuring that medical treatment received by an Athlete does not violate anti-doping policies and rules pursuant to the Code, particularly the rules of procedure for Therapeutic Use Exemptions; and
(d) Positively influence the values and behaviour required to foster doping-free sport and true excellence in performance.
As a condition of receiving financial and/or other assistance from the Singapore Government and/or ADS, NBFA must accept and abide by the spirit and terms of the ADS Anti-Doping Programme and the Rules. In the event of a NBFA failing to comply with this Policy or the Rules, ADS will conduct a review and impose appropriate sanctions, including withholding financial and/or other support.
8 COMMENCEMENT AND REVIEW OF THE POLICY
A review of this Policy may result in amendments to this Policy and/or the Rules. NBFA will notify its members of any such amendments.