The Administrative Council at the International Shooting Sport Federation has unanimously approved the new anti-doping rules, which will be fully implemented from January 1 next year. The World Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed the new rules are consistent with the revised World Anti-Doping Code, which was ratified by all signatories in November 2019.
While most of the clauses in the WADA Model Rules were reproduced without changes, some had to be slightly amended according to the ISSF’s requirements.
The approved 68-page document has introduced some major changes with respect to the Code of 2015 and the federation has now been made solely responsible for its compliance with the rules even when it delegates tasks like testing or hearing processes to others.
Additional two-year ban for fraudulent conduct
Anti-doping organizations, in the past, have experienced problems with athletes…