AntiDoping

Anti-doping work in the Norwegian Rugby Association

The Norwegian Rugby Association is proud to be a Pure Special Association. This obliges us to continuously work with Anti-Doping.

It is mandatory for the board of the Norwegian Rugby Association to familiarize themselves with anti-doping work and to take Ren Utøver. Documentation of completed courses is sent to the administration and logged.
The work with anti-doping in NRF shall be on the agenda in board meetings and progress in the work shall be visible in the interaction tool that the association uses, so that all board members have been updated on developments in the work.
-It is a requirement for all members of committees in NRF to familiarize themselves with anti-doping work and to take Pure Practitioner. Documentation of completed courses is sent to the administration and logged.
All employees and volunteers with a contract must have a point in the contract that includes anti-doping, they must also be a member of a rugby club and thus covered by the sports legislation.
-Support apparatus and managers for national teams are involved in work towards national teams so that measures are tailored to the individual national team. These are the ones who know the teams’ needs best. (For example, issues concerning practitioners from other countries, medical exemptions for wheelchair practitioners).

Coaches
-All coaches and developers with a contract with NRF, must have a point in the contract that includes anti-doping.
-It is mandatory for all coaches with a contract to familiarize themselves with the association’s anti-doping work and to take Ren practitioner.
– Anti-doping work has been implemented in the association’s coaching course: At Coach 1, everyone must complete Pure Practitioner and upload a diploma in the association’s e-learning platform. The diploma is a prerequisite for approval of Trainer 1 competence.
-Anti-doping is also a compulsory part as a separate module on the common part of trainer 1 at the gathering.

National team athletes
-All national team players must complete Clean Athlete and Keep Rugby clean.
-All national teams must carry out a gathering with anti-doping at least 2 every year.
-Everyone in the support system must have a good knowledge of anti-doping.
-Each national team must have an ambassador for anti-doping who follows up anti-doping work internally in the team. -All visiting teams must have completed Keep Rugby clean or equivalent and be subject to international doping regulations through World Rugby or other international rugby federations.
– The national team for wheelchair rugby is followed up especially in relation to checks of medicines and applications regarding medical exemption if you use “yellow” or “red” medicines
-Information material must be sent out to national team players who point out that there is very little benefit in the use of dietary supplements, as well as the dangers of transmitting illegal substances.
-In connection with outbreaks of corona or other diseases, information material is sent out where it is clarified that you must have control over which drugs you use.
The ambassadors of the national teams
– Provides for and facilitates national team players, carries out Clean Athlete and Keep Rugby Clean.
-Follow up that the support apparatus has the right qualifications -Distribute the necessary information to the practitioners.
-Provides obligations in relation to international federations and competitions are taken care of -Facilitates guidance for athletes who use dietary supplements.
– Facilitate that practitioners receive answers to questions regarding anti-doping.
-Cooperate with other anti-doping ambassadors in the NRF.

Practitioners
-All licensed players are encouraged to take Pure Practitioner Information Materials to be distributed at matches and series.
– Information about anti-doping will be shared on social media and at www.rugby.no
-All athletes who participate in matches under the auspices of NRF must be licensed players and must be able to present a valid license via the app Min Rugby.

Arrangement
-Information material will be distributed at matches
-1 person from the tournament committee or the board must be present at almost all matches and events. -Organizing clubs must be followed up and asked to familiarize themselves with anti-doping work and implement Clean Sports Teams.
-Certification as Rent Idrettslag is mandatory for all organizing clubs from 1.1.2020, with a deadline for completion during the year.
-All events under the auspices of NRF are carried out by the club and are thus covered by NIF’s law chapter 11 regarding anti-doping.
-Everyone who participates in matches or gatherings under the auspices of NRF is a member of the association and thus covered by NIF’s law chapter 11 regarding doping.
-Lectures / information on anti-doping are carried out at all leadership meetings and other similar meetings under the auspices of NRF

Clubs
-All clubs in NRF must be visited, where anti-doping is one of the topics of the visit. .
-It is mandatory for all organizing clubs to carry out a pure sports team from 1.1. 2020. -Information material will be sent out regularly in addition to information on the website and social media to the clubs in NRF.
-Anti-doping shall be a topic at all leadership meetings and other similar gatherings under the auspices of the NRF. -All events under the auspices of the club must follow the adopted tournament regulations and ensure that everyone who participates has paid membership in a club under the Norwegian Rugby Association.
-From 1.1.2020, all matches must be registered via Tournamentsadm and it is thus not possible to participate in matches without having paid membership and license.

In addition to the regulations in Norway, we are also obliged to follow the rules in force at any given time in World rugby:
World Rugby Regulation 21
More information about anti-doping can be found on the website of Anti-Doping Norway.

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