Roles, Responsibilities and Prevention
Rights and Responsibilities of athletes
In general, players must have knowledge of and comply with all applicable anti-doping policies and rules of FIBA.
FIBA and WADA recognises that players and players support personnel carry a significant responsibility in the fight against doping in sport. Thus it is essential that players are also aware of their rights within this worldwide anti-doping framework. For this reason, WADA has enacted the Athletes' Anti-Doping Rights Act, which can be downloaded in English, French and Spanish from this link. We would encourage you to download and study this document to fully understand from what protections athletes benefit.
Your body, your responsibility
Players must take responsibility for anything that goes into their body.
You must be aware of what substances are on the WADA Prohibited List. You must ensure that anything you consume does not contain anything on this list.
Even if your parent or doctor advises you to take or eat something, it is your ultimate responsibility for what you consume. You must therefore warn your doctor that you are subject to the FIBA ADR and make sure that any medical treatment does not violate these rules.
If you have been informed by FIBA that you have been included in FIBA’s Registered Testing Pool (RTP), you are required to periodically submit information about your whereabouts to FIBA until you are no longer required to do so.
If you are in the RTP, FIBA requires you to:
- Submit quarterly information about
- Your home address
- Your training schedule
- Your competition schedule
- Specify a 60-minute period each day during which you will definitely be available to be tested
- Regularly update FIBA on your whereabouts if there are any changes
In order to collect this information, FIBA makes use of ADAMS.
What is ADAMS?
ADAMS (Anti-Doping Administration & Management System) is WADA’s secure web-based anti-doping database management system.
ADAMS is also used for the storage of laboratory results, therapeutic use exemptions and information on Anti-Doping Rule Violations.
You can have access to your own information on ADAMS. If you are included in the FIBA RTP, you will automatically be given your own access area.
Even if you are not in the RTP, you may request access by emailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Updating your whereabouts
You can log into ADAMS in the following ways (you must first submit on the website before updating using the app):
- Online: https://adams.wada-ama.org/adams/login.do?nopopup=true
- Via the app (available for iPhone and Android devices)
- iPhone user guidelines
- Android user guide
If you have a combination of three Filing Failures or Missed Tests during a 12-month period, this is an anti-doping rule violation and you will be sanctioned.
For example, if you have a Missed Test on 12 July 2021 (first whereabouts failure), a Filing Failure on 25 September 2021 (second whereabouts failure) and another Missed Test on 11 July 2023 (third whereabouts failure), this would be an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.
Filing Failure: Failing to provide FIBA with information on your whereabouts. You must submit your information on ADAMS by the deadline given to you by FIBA.
Missed Test: If you are not available to during the 60-minute period specified by you. Even if the doping control officer manages to test you later on in the day, you will still be considered to have committed a Missed Test.
- Submit quarterly information about
As a parent, you must be aware of the importance and influence of your role in life of a Player.
You must understand the pressures on players to train and compete at a high level.
You must therefore consistently promote the true spirit of sport: good health, integrity and enjoyment.
Athlete support personnel
If you work with a Player, you have an integral role and you are in a privileged position to influence a Player’s choices.
You are also subject to the FIBA Anti-Doping Regulations in your individual capacity as athlete support personnel. (see types of doping offences here)
If you understand your roles and responsibilities, you can better educate and support players.
- Familiarise yourself with the FIBA ADR, Anti-Doping Rue Violations and the Prohibited List
- Educate Players about the risks and consequences of doping
- Not enable or encourage Players to take prohibited substances or use prohibited methods
- Cooperate fully with any FIBA or other FIBA Anti-Doping Organisation’s investigations
Medication and supplements
You should encourage your Players to check every single medication or supplement they take, even if they have taken it before. The WADA Prohibted List can be found here.
You should also know how to and when to apply for a TUE, which can be done here.
Read the risk of supplements here.
Always remember the Magic 8
1. Get informed!
You should learn as much as you can about doping. Knowing the risks, the violations and the potential sanctions will enable you to make informed choices.
2. Always consult WADA's Prohibited List
You should always make sure that your medication does not contain any prohibited substances or is a prohibited method. If you are in any doubt, you should contact your national anti-doping organisation for advice.
3. Eat well - avoid supplements
Athletes with good nutrition will not need to take any supplements. A healthy diet will provide all the energy needed to train and compete competitively. Supplements may contain prohibited substances even if they are not listed as ingredients - it may be contaminated. The best thing to do is to avoid supplements all together. However, you should consult your doctor before you start taking any supplements.
4. Many drugs are harmful
There are many side effects to substances on the prohibited list. This could be, for men: shrinking testicles, impotence, loss of sexual desire, manboobs, hair loss, for women: deeper voices, facial hair, enlarged clitoris.
5. Do not use recreational drugs
Many recreational drugs, such as cannabis and cocaine, are on the Prohibited List and the detection of these substances can ruin your career even if you did not intend to enhance your performance through their use.
6. Submit your whereabouts information on time
If you are included in a Registered Testing Pool, you must submit requested information in a timely manner. Three Filing Failures or Missed Tests will result in sanctions.
7. Always submit to doping controls when requested
It is an anti-doping rule violation to refuse to submit to a doping control. If you are selected for a doping control, you must comply with the instructions of the Doping Control Officer until your sample has been successfully collected.
8. Apply for TUEs immediately
If you need to take a prohibited substance for medicinal purposes, you must submit an application for a therapeutic use exemption as soon as possible, preferably before you start to take the medication.