14. Anti-Doping and Medical Rules

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14. Anti-Doping and Medical Rules

14.1 If any question or protest arises as to the gender of the athlete, FIS shall assume responsibility for taking the necessary steps to determine the gender of the athlete (ICR art. 221.4).

14.2 The FIS Anti-Doping Rules compiled in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code define all by-laws concerning anti-doping controls.

14.3 Anti-doping control of all events is compulsory.

14.3.1 The Organising Committee shall provide a Doping Control Station that is used solely as a Doping Control Station for the duration of the event, be situated near to the location where the press conference is taking place (finish area, press conference vicinity) and clearly marked. The Station must consist of a waiting area, a working room and toilets (ladies and men). It is recommended that the doping control station is also equipped with running water and TV set.

Canned or sealed bottled refreshments (mineral water, soft drinks, fruit juice, etc.) must be available in the waiting area. These drinks should only contain water, minerals, sweeteners and carbohydrates. One room shall have internet connection.

14.3.2 The Organising Committee is required to provide the necessary number of chaperones per competition to accompany the athletes after they have been selected to undergo a doping control who should also be able to recognise the athletes on sight; they should be able to communicate in principle in English and if possible other languages. Otherwise the Organising Committee shall provide an additional person who can assist the doping control officer identify an athlete (see FIS Anti-Doping Rules for details).

14.4 The Organising Committees of the FIS World Championships are responsible for the arrangements for the post-competition doping controls and if requested the gender verification. The costs for these arrangements must be paid by the Organising Committee. Details of the number of doping controls are defined in the FIS Anti-Doping Rules and the Procedural Guidelines thereto:

14.4.1 (For individual events). Each Athlete finishing in one of the top four placements in the Competition, plus two other Athletes selected at random.

14.4.2 (For Relay Events or other competitions in which awards are given to teams). One Athlete selected at random from each of the top four finishing teams, plus two Athletes selected at random from a randomly-selected team outside the top four finishing teams.

14.4.3 For additional doping controls carried out at the FIS World Ski Championships over and above the requirements for the 6 post-competition controls per event that are paid for by the Organising Committee, FIS covers the costs.

14.5 For the Nordic Disciplines (Cross-Country and Nordic Combined) a specialist Agency appointed by FIS will carry out blood testing controls.

14.6 The Organising Committee has to provide a competition doctor and organise competent medical services, first aid and evacuation of injured persons. He works according to the guidelines in the FIS Medical Guide and in close conjunction with the FIS Medical Supervisor in the preparation period and during the Championships. The specific requirements concerning facilities, resources, personnel and team physicians are contained in section 1 of the FIS Medical Guide containing Medical Rules and Guidelines.

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