The Anti-Doping bureau of Latvia is a national anti-doping organization, internationally Anti-Doping bureau of Latvia is known as the LAT-NADO. In accordance with the Sports Law, Anti-Doping bureau of Latvia implements testing of athletes on doping substances (doping control), public education on doping issues, and protects the athlete's right to participate on equal conditions.


Important international documents

  • International Convention against Doping in Sport
  • Council of Europe Anti-Doping Convention No. 135


World Anti-Doping Code and its Annexes:

  1. International Standard for Testing and Examination.
  2. International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions.
  3. International Standard for Laboratories.
  4. International Standart fot the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information.
  5. Prohibited list.
  6. International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories

Our mission is clean sport - to make the race fair and fair. We support, inform and educate existing athletes, prospective athletes, athlete support staff and any other person in the field of anti-doping knowledge so that anyone knows what they can and should not do in sport. We are also conducting doping controls to help us validate the fair achievements of clean athletes and discover those who develop their results in unfair ways.

We conduct our activities on the basis of a number of international and national laws and regulations that can be found in the legislation and international documents section.

Our Vision - the anti-doping bureau of Latvia believes that it is possible to eradicate doping based on the development of true values in sport and society.

WHAT IS DOPING?

Doping is one or more anti-doping rule violations of the World Anti-Doping Code.

  1. The presence of a doping agent (prohibited substance) in an athlete's sample (such as urine or blood).
  2. Athlete confession, eyewitness testimony, conclusions from long-term examinations (bio-passports) or attempts to use a banned substance even if the desired result is not achieved.
  3. The athlete refuses or avoids to pass the sample to the doping controller without sufficient justification after a notification of invitation to doping control.
  4. The athlete included in the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) has failed to provide information about his / her location three times for a period of twelve months (1 year) or has not been present in the specified 60-minute time slot.
  5. Deliberate disruption or interference in the doping control phase (eg attempt to falsify a sample), providing false information to an anti-doping organization.
  6. An athlete or auxiliary staff stores the prohibited substance without objective justification (or due to reasonable medical conditions).
  7. An athlete or auxiliary staff tries to distribute prohibited substances in sports.
  8. The athlete attempts to administer a prohibited substance or to use one of the prohibited methods in or out of competition.
  9. An athlete or any of the support person encourages, urges, convinces about use or otherwise participates in an anti-doping rule violation.
  10. An athlete cooperates, trains, or receives advice from a disqualified athlete, coach, judge or doctor who has been sentenced for doping to a criminal or disciplinary sanction.


WHY DOPING IS PROHIBITED?

Ethical considerations - 

  • To ensure fair competition. Anti-doping rules are exactly the same as any sport rules to ensure honest, fair competition between all athletes.

Medical considerations - 

  • The use of medical substances and doping methods can be dangerous to the athlete's health and can lead to various serious side effects.


CONSEQUENCES OF ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATION

The consequences of violations include the disqualification of results in the event, the determination of the period of disqualification, the mandatory publication of your anti-doping rule violation and possibly the fines. If your sample contains substance banned by law, you may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties. Disqualification means that you cannot participate in any kind of activity organized by an international federation, its national federation. And engage in your club or team training and use the facilities and infrastructure associated with your club or team.