Impaired Athletes' Rights
Athletes with an impairment may request slight modifications to the sample collection process.
- An athlete with a restricted mobility or restricted manual dexterity may ask the athlete representative or the DCO to assist when handling equipment, splitting the sample, or completing paperwork.
- Athletes with significant lack of coordination may use a larger collection vessel if available.
- Athletes with a visual impairment may be accompanied by an athlete representative at all times during the sample collection including the washroom area; however the representative will not witness the passing of the sample. The athlete representative or the DCO may read the doping control form to you, and you may ask the athlete representative to sign the doping control form on your behalf.
- Athletes with an intellectual disability may be accompanied by an athlete representative at all times during the sample collection procedure, including the washroom area; however the representative will not witness the passing of the sample.
- Athletes using condom drainage or indwelling catheter drainage should remove the existing collection bag and drain the system so that a fresh sample can be obtained.
- Athletes who self-catheterize may use their own catheter to provide a sample (this catheter should be produced in tamper-evident wrapping), or use one provided by the DCO if available.