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
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, or caused by an ingestion of the relevant prohibited substance through a permitted route
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 Anti-Doping Organization of Hong Kong, China (ADOHK) 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. ADOHK will have to simultaneously notify the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the International Federation (IF) and the National Sports Association (NSA).