The ISA is unequivocally opposed, on ethical and medical grounds, to the practice of doping in sport and fully supports the position of the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against the use of banned substances and methods.
The use, possession and/or trafficking of banned substances, methods, or the encouragement or counseling to use banned substances, or methods, and/or taking measures to mask the use of banned substances, or methods by any participant in competitions over which the ISA has jurisdiction is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
As a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code, the ISA implements a strict adherence to the Code as a way to ensure a clean, healthy and fair sporting atmosphere for all athletes. By conducting both in-competition and out-of-competition testing, the ISA confirms proper testing and results management methods are administered throughout the sport.
The rules and regulations of ISA’s Anti-doping Policy aim to:
- Promote Surfing as a drug-free sport;
- Uphold and preserve the ethics of Sport;
- Ensure that all athletes have an opportunity to compete equally;
- Safeguard the physical health and mental integrity of the athletes;
- Establish consistent standards of anti-doping policy and testing;
- Encourage Member Federations execute similar regulations with their athletes.
In addition, the ISA strives to continuously educate and monitor the National Governing Bodies’ yearly activities regarding their self-implemented policies to members. It is of the utmost importance that the ISA member federations accept and promote an anti-doping policy within their national events, camps and championships.
The ISA is available and willing to assist any member federations with the implementation and organization of a strong anti-doping plan.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss bettering the drug-free future of your athletes.
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