The fight against doping remains an important focus for FIS, through a zero-tolerance policy on doping and cheating in sport. The FIS Anti-Doping Programme continues to focus on unannounced out-of-competition testing, collecting athlete biological passport (ABP) tests from athletes in the registered testing pool.
FIS has established an integrity partnership with Global Sports Investigations. Breaches of governance and ethical matters as provided for in the FIS Code of Ethics, FIS Rules on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions, FIS Safe Snow Policy and the FIS Anti-Doping Rules can be reported to the external Whistleblower Hotline. Confidentiality is guaranteed by Global Sports Investigations.
Whistleblower Hotline: +44 (0)207 034 3403
Whistleblower Email: email@example.com
Principles and values of clean sport
Clean sport is a term that refers to a set of principles and values that promote fair play and ethical behavior in sports.
It is about upholding the highest standards of ethics and fair play in sports. Promoting a culture of respect, integrity, excellence, and accountability. These principles and values are aimed at ensuring that athletes compete on a level playing field
The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind. It is the essence of Olympism and is reflected in the values we find in and through sport, including:
- Ethics, fair play and honesty
- Athletes’ rights as set forth in the Code
- Excellence in performance
- Character and Education
- Fun and joy
- Dedication and commitment
- Respect for rules and laws
- Respect for self and other Participants
- Community and solidarity
By adhering to these principles and values, FIS want to ensure that sports remain a source of inspiration, entertainment, and healthy competition for all.
Principle of Strict Liability
All athlete participating in FIS events and falling within the scope of the applicable anti-doping regulations have to be familiar with one fundamental rule - the principle of strict liability.
The principle of strict liability is easy to understand and yet, it is the backbone to the global anti-doping system: as an athlete, you are ultimately responsible for what enters your body.
In more detail, you will be held responsible for any prohibited substance found in your body, regardless of how it got there. Even if you didn't intend to cheat, or if the substance was ingested inadvertently, you can still be found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation.
Being conscious of this principle and taking the necessary steps to ensure you know what enters your body will help you to protect yourself, fair play and the integrity of our sport.
Below are links to useful resources and information in the fight against doping.
As an International-Level athlete (=competing at the FIS World Cup, FIS World Championships, FIS World Junior Championships level, or at the Olympic Games) you have in principle to obtain your TUE approval from FIS. (National-level athletes have to apply at their NADO).
According to Article 126.96.36.199 of the FIS ADR 2021 "Where the Athlete already has a TUE granted by their National Anti-Doping Organisation pursuant to Article 4.4. of the Code for the substance or method in question, and provided that such TUE has been reported in accordance with Article 5.5 of the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions, FIS will automatically recognise it for purposes of International-level Competition without the need to review the relevant clinical information."
Please consult the TUE - Checklists from WADA befor your TUE application:
PLAY TRUE DAY 2020
FIS athletes and stakeholders participate in WADA’s Play True Day
CLEAN AS SNOW
What Is Say NO! To Doping?
Say NO! To Doping is an awareness campaign created by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for organisations to unite in support of doping-free sport. FIS is fully committed to the fight against doping and is proud to have WADA‘s endorsement for its Clean as Snow campaign which incorporates the WADA guidelines. 14 international organisations have so far embraced WADA’s awareness campaign, including FIS.
What is Clean as Snow?
The Clean as Snow campaign is FIS’ message to Say NO! To Doping in the interest of Fair and Clean sport.