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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)

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DISABLED ATHLETES' RIGHTS

As outlined in the World Anti-Doping Code, athletes with a disability may request slight modifications to the sample collection process.
  • An athlete with 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 always be accompanied by an athlete representative during the sample collection including to 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 always be accompanied by an athlete representative during the sample collection procedure, including to 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 as soon as possible after notification and under observation of the DCO.
  • Where possible, the existing urine collection or drainage system should be replaced with a new, unused catheter or drainage system prior to the sample collection.
  • Athletes who self-catheterize may use their own catheter to provide a sample and the new catheter should be produced in tamper-evident wrapping.

Understand the Sample Collection Process

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