Snow Sports NZ is committed to the advancement of clean sport that rejects cheating through the use of performance enhancing drugs and methods.
Snow Sports NZ is in partnership with Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) to:
The Sports Anti-Doping Rules and Rule Violations
All members of Snow Sports NZ are required to abide by New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules. These rules reflect the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) World Anti-Doping Code.
There are 11 ways to break the Sports Anti-Doping Rules. They’re known as Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) and only two of them involve using prohibited substances.
The Prohibited List
The Prohibited List is published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) every year and details all substances and methods which are prohibited or banned in sport. A substance or method may be included on the list if it meets any two of the following criteria:
Even common medications can contain prohibited substances. Athletes are 100% responsible for everything that goes into their body, so it’s important to check every medication in advance on Global DRO.
You can also download (or order a hard copy of) Drug Free Sport New Zealand’s Wallet Guide to see the status of common medications.
Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)
If an athlete needs to take a prohibited substance on medical advice, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) allows them to do so without breaking the Sports Anti-Doping Rules. Certain high-level athletes need to apply for a TUE before they take any prohibited substances; other athletes may only need to apply for their TUE retroactively.
Supplements are a risk for clean athletes. DFSNZ don’t approve any supplements or their use.
It's important for athletes thinking about using a supplement to make an informed decision. DFSNZ’s Supplement Decision Making Guide can help. The Supplement Decision Making Guide helps athletes consider the health implications of supplements, their nutritional needs, and ways to manage – but not eliminate – supplement risk factors.
Athlete Whereabouts Programme
Any athlete can be tested out-of-competition at any time and without advance notice. The Whereabouts programme is used worldwide to make sure athletes can be located for testing. Athletes must update their Whereabouts quarterly to protect the integrity of sport and to stay within the Sports Anti-Doping Rules.
Testing is a way to deter and detect doping in sport. As an athlete, you should expect – and be prepared – to be tested any time, anywhere. It may happen in or out of competition. You may be asked to supply a urine sample, blood sample or both.
If you have any anti-doping questions, please contact DFSNZ on 0800 DRUGFREE (378 437)
Please contact DFSNZ on 0800 DRUGFREE (378 437)
Your Snow Sports NZ point of contact for anti-doping matters is:
Adaptive: Jane Stevens, [email protected], +64 21 2224479
Alpine: Hannah Hazeldine, [email protected], +64 21 2264488
FS / SB (not carded): Luke Hetzel, [email protected], +64 21 0838 2997
FS / SB (carded): Nic Cavanagh, [email protected], +64 21 904612