RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE ATHLETE – WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE
The provisions of the World Anti-Doping Code are not only an integral part of the sports rules but also the rules of law applicable in the Principality of Monaco, the Code forming Appendix 1 of the International Convention against Doping in Sport of UNESCO adopted in Paris October 19, 2005, to which the Principality has been a Party since January 30, 2006 and which was made effective as of February 23, 2007 by Sovereign Ordinance No. 959 of 7 February 2007..
They protect the right of athletes to participate in sporting events in a doping-free environment where fair play prevails.
The following list, which is not exhaustive, shows the most important rights and duties in the Code:
ATHLETES HAVE THE FOLLOWING RIGHTS
ATHLETES HAVE THE FOLLOWING DUTIES
Objective responsibility imposes a high degree of responsibility on athletes, who alone must assume full responsibility for the presence of prohibited substances in their bodies.
It is therefore extremely important that athletes become aware of the need to ensure that each drug, each food supplement or other agent they absorb, does not contain any prohibited substances.