Fencing New Zealand has adopted a new Anti-Doping Policy (extract from section 1)
1.1 Fencing New Zealand condemns the use of performance enhancing drugs and doping practices in sport. The use of performance enhancing drugs and doping practices is contrary to the ethics of sport and potentially harmful to the health of athletes.
1.2 Fencing New Zealand aims to stop doping practices in sport by:
(a) imposing sanctions on persons who commit doping offences (as defined in clauses 3.1 and 3.2 of FeNZ Doping Policy section J of By-Laws - March 2005)
(b) educating and informing persons about drugs in sport issues, and
(c) supporting the drug testing programmes and education initiatives of NZSDA and other drug testing authorities.
1.3 Fencing New Zealand will:
(a) give NZSDA timely and accurate competitor contact information;
(b) support and assist NZSDA to conduct doping control;
(c) make this Policy available to members, competitors, coaches, officials, and medical and health practitioners;
(d) develop and implement, in co-operation with NZSDA and the FIE, drug education and information programs for competitors, coaches, officials and its medical and health advisers, and
(e) support the initiatives of SPARC, the FIE, the IOC and WADA to stop doping in sport.
1.4 Competitors (as defined in the New Zealand Sports Drug Agency Act) and other persons (under Clause 2) may be subject to investigation and discipline under this Policy.
1.5 Fencing New Zealand will not disclose or use information about a person who has committed a doping offence except (for a purpose under this Policy) to:
(b) another person;
until after disciplinary proceedings have been completed unless the person has agreed or authorised otherwise.
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