Anti-Doping

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All Rowing Ireland members are subject to the Anti-Doping Rules and everyone has a responsibility to ensure that they are aware of them. We advise all members to read and understand the Anti-Doping Rules and to understand their responsibilities.

Sport Ireland Anti-Doping is the national anti-doping organisation of the State and governs Rowing Ireland. Its functions include the implementation of guidelines, codes of practice, standards of good conduct, fair play and the elimination of doping in sport. As well as planning, implementing and evaluating education and information programmes.

All Rowing Ireland members are subject to the Anti-Doping Rules and everyone has a responsibility to ensure that they are aware of them. We advise all members to read and understand the Anti-Doping Rules and to understand their responsibilities. The consequences of not adhering to Anti-Doping Rules can be severe, therefore, it is critical that any questions or concerns be clarified with either Rowing Ireland or Sport Ireland.

The prohibited list is updated by WADA annually and is available at https://www.wada-ama.org/en/what-we-do/prohibited-list

Vision:

  • To achieve a greater knowledge of doping issues through widespread education.
  • To empower Clubs to be confident and competent to enable them to support their members in all aspects of anti-doping.
  • To create a generation of athletes who have confidence in their ability to know they can succeed in rowing without the misuse of prohibited substances or prohibited methods.

MISSION:
The basic principle of Rowing Ireland’s information and education programme for anti-doping is to protect the spirit of rowing from being undermined by doping and to establish an environment which influences doping-free behaviour among participants.

While a comprehensive testing programme plays a fundamental part as a deterrent and preventative measure against doping, Rowing Ireland acknowledges that it has a duty to provide clubs and athletes with the information and technical advice they need to make informed and responsible choices in compliance with the Rowing Ireland’s anti-doping regulations.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Promote doping-free behaviour, and influence the attitudes and values of young rowers and support staff.
  • Provide a range of educational resources to help and inform athletes to make responsible choices.
  • Provide relevant and up-to-date technical information to athletes to enable them to remain drug free, and comply with the Rowing Ireland anti-doping regulations.

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