Initial Phase of Results Management

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
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Confirm that the Athlete does not have a valid Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) that can explain the test result
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Further investigation is not applicable, or it has proven that the test result is not caused by physiological or pathological reasons, or caused by an ingestion of the relevant prohibited substance through a permitted route
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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 all the steps mentioned above are confirmed, the Doping Control Panel of the Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee (HKADC) will issue a Notification Letter of the positive test result to the Athlete in writing, in which the applicable ADRV(s) and consequences are listed. HKADC will have to simultaneously notify the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the International Federation (IF) and the National Sports Association (NSA).