WADA approved the amendments to the regulations and these came into effect on 1 March 2020. The main amendments relate to:
- Article 8 – CAS Anti-Doping Division – to hear anti-doping cases.
- Article 19 – Education – compulsory eLearning courses for some players.
These amendments are explained in more detail below, however please see the attached for all the amendments including Articles 7.1, 7.9, 7.10, 8, 19, and the definitions.
- Article 8 – CAS Anti-Doping Division
The body that now hears anti-doping cases is the CAS Anti-Doping Division (linked here) – previously it was a BWF Doping Hearing Panel formed from three members of the BWF Judicial Experts Group.
The amendments relate to Article 8 – and also other related Articles as a result of the amendments to Article 8 (see the attached track changes version for all of the related amendments).
DETERMINATION OF ALLEGED ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATIONS
8.1.1 When BWF sends a notice to a Player or other Person
- Article 19.2 – Education
A new Article 19.2 makes it compulsory for those on the BWF Registered Testing Pool (RTP) (linked here) to complete the eLearning Anti-Doping Education course ALPHA (linked here), and register completion of the course (by 1 January 2021 for those currently on the RTP.
A new Article 19.3 allows BWF to make it compulsory for participants in an International Event to compete the eLearning programme. This article requires advanced notice by the BWF to ensure players have a reasonable time to complete this.
|ARTICLE 19 EDUCATION
19.1 BWF shall plan, implement, evaluate and monitor information,
19.2 All Players included in the Registered Testing Pool shall, within four
The course shall be deemed to have been successfully completed once the
Each Player shall be personally responsible for complying with this
Any Player who has not met this requirement by the set deadline shall be
19.3 BWF may require Players to complete the eLearning Anti-Doping
Please visit the Statutes page for the updated version of BWF Statutes – Section 2.3 – Anti-Doping Regulations effective on 1 March 2020.