If an athlete’s sample returns with a positive test result, he/she may face the assertion of violating the Anti-Doping Rules. Athletes should familiarize themselves with the results management process to ensure that their rights are being protected
|Laboratory report of the Athlete’s sample suggests a positive test result|
|Confirm that the Athlete does not have a valid Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) that can explain the test result|
|Further investigation is not applicable, or it has proven that the test result is not caused by physiological or pathological reasons|
|An independent body, the Doping Control Panel, confirms that there is no major discrepancy between the international standards and the sample collection process, as well as the laboratory analysis|
Once the assertion of Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) is confirmed, the Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee (HKADC) will issue a notice to the Athlete in writing, in which the consequences of ADRV are listed. HKADC will have to simultaneously notify the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the International Federation (IF) and the National Sports Association (NSA).