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LAW OF TURKMENISTAN

of June 3, 2017 No. 568-V

About fight against dope in sport

(as amended of the Law of Turkmenistan of 26.08.2017 No. 609-V)

This Law establishes legal, organizational and economic basis of activities in the field of fight against dope in sport and is directed to promotion of state policy on forming of healthy lifestyle in Turkmenistan.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. The basic concepts applied in this Law

1. For the purposes of this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

1) dope in sport – violation of anti-doping rules by introduction in organism of athletes, and also the animals participating in sports sports competitions which are held with participation of animal, different types of doping means or application by athletes of different types of doping means or doping methods;

2) doping means – the substance (the substance having pharmacological activity, medicine) intended for artificial increase in physical capacities of the person which use by athletes leads to improvement of sports scores;

3) doping method – the method applied by preparation for sports competitions which artificially increases physical capacities of the athlete and leads to improvement of sports scores;

4) the anti-doping organization – the legal entity responsible for the establishment of the rules concerning development, implementation or ensuring compliance with any element of process of drug test, and (or) performing drug test behind observance by athletes of prohibition on use of doping means and application of doping methods, and also revealing positive results of testing of the athlete for the doping means prohibited to use in sport;

5) the athlete – the physical person who is systematically engaged in the chosen type (types) of sport and competing at sports competitions including the international and national level;

6) support personnel of the athlete – any coach, the instructor, manager, the agent, the member of the staff of team, the official, medical or paramedical personnel working with athletes or which are engaged in treatment of athletes who take part or prepare for participation in sports competition;

7) sports competition – the competition among athletes or teams of athletes on different types of sport for the purpose of identification of the best participant (winner) of competition held by the provision (regulations) approved by his organizer;

8) the sports organization – the organization of physical culture and sport acting as body which establishes rules of holding sports competition in one or several sports;

9) drug test – the process including planning of carrying out tests, sampling and the treatment of them, the laboratory analysis of tests, posttest procedures, and also carrying out the corresponding hearings and consideration of appeals;

10) the International standard for testing, the International standard for laboratories, the International standard on therapeutic use – the standards accepted by the World Anti-Doping Agency in support of implementation of the principles of the World anti-doping code;

11) competitive testing – test during the competitive period when the athlete gets out for testing in connection with its participation in specific sports competition if rules of the relevant international federation by the form of sport or the relevant anti-doping organization do not provide other. The competitive period is understood as the period of time beginning in twelve hours prior to the sports competition in which the athlete is declared on participation, and proceeding before the end of this competition and process of the sampling connected with this sports competition if other is not provided by rules of the relevant international federation by the form of sport or the relevant sports organization;

12) out of competition testing – any drug test which is carried out out of sports competitions;

13) the Prohibited list – the list of the World Anti-Doping Agency determining and describing the doping means and doping methods prohibited to use in sport;

14) Registered Testing Pool – the list of athletes constituted by separately international federations on sports at the international level and the national anti-doping organizations at the national level. This list consists of athletes of the international and national level who are subject to the competitive and out of competition testing which is part of the plan of collection of tests of this international federation by the form of sport or the national anti-doping organization, and which with respect thereto shall provide information on the location;

15) test (sample) – any biological material collected for the purpose of carrying out drug test;

16) testing – the process of drug test including planning of carrying out tests, sampling, the address with tests and their transportation in laboratory;

17) sports disqualification – discharge in connection with violation of the anti-doping rule of athletes, trainers, judges on sport, other specialists participating in sports competitions for certain term from participation in any sports competitions or other activities, or refusal in financing provision as it is provided by this Law and the World anti-doping code;

18) authorized groups of drug test – the groups of drug test acting under the direction of the international or national anti-doping organizations;

19) the World Anti-Doping Agency means the fund with this name founded according to the Swiss legislation on November 10, 1999;

20) the World anti-doping code means the code accepted by the World Anti-Doping Agency on March 5, 2003 in Copenhagen with subsequent changes. In this Law edition of the World anti-doping code which became effective since January 1, 2015 is applied;

21) the International convention of UNESCO about fight against dope in sport means the convention accepted by the General conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on October 19, 2005 in Paris.

22) KAC (CAS) – Sports Arbitration Court.

2. For the purposes of this Law also other concepts provided by the World anti-doping code and the International convention of UNESCO about fight against dope in sport can be applied.

Article 2. The legislation of Turkmenistan on fight against dope in sport

The legislation of Turkmenistan on fight against dope in sport is based on the Constitution of Turkmenistan, recognition of priority of the universally recognized norms of international law in the field of fight against dope in sport and consists of this Law and other regulatory legal acts of Turkmenistan governing the relations in the field of fight against dope in sport.

Article 3. The main directions of state policy in the field of fight against dope in sport

The main directions of state policy in the field of fight against dope in sport are:

1) implementation of measures for prevention of doping in sport and fight against it;

2) enhancement of the legislation of Turkmenistan according to the principles and rules of international law in the field of fight against dope in sport;

3) assistance to development and implementation by the organizations of physical culture and sport of the standards of behavior concerning fight against dope in sport, corresponding to the World anti-doping code;

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