Basketball Manitoba is unequivocally opposed, on ethical, medical and legal grounds to the practice of doping in sport and fully supports the position of International Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Association, Sport Canada, the World Anti-Doping Agency, and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, against the use, possession and supply of banned substances and methods in basketball.

Basketball Manitoba will continue to promote this position and will encourage its international and provincial/territorial partners to work together in support of a drug-free environment.

These terms will have these meanings in this policy:

  • “CCES” – Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.
  • “Individual”- All categories of membership defined in the Basketball Manitoba Bylaws, as well as to all Individuals engaged in activities with Basketball Manitoba, including, but not limited to, athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, directors, officers, team managers, team captains, medical and paramedical personnel, administrators and employees (including contract personnel).
  • “WADA” – World Anti-Doping Agency.

This Policy applies to all Members as defined in the Definitions section.

Basketball Manitoba will respect any penalty enacted pursuant to a breach of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program, whether imposed by WADA, CCES, Canada Basketball, Sport Manitoba or Basketball Manitoba.

Basketball Manitoba recognizes the role of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in setting global standards, coordinating anti-doping worldwide and implementing all portions of the World Anti-Doping Program.

The Canadian Anti-Doping Program is administered on behalf of WADA by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and Basketball Manitoba accepts and adopts the designated authority and policies of the CCES on all anti-doping matters.

For further clarity, Basketball Manitoba has adopted and agrees to abide by the Canadian Anti-Doping Program as the anti-doping policy and regulations of Basketball Manitoba, as administered by the CCES, and as it may be amended from time to time.

Basketball Manitoba will comply with the Canadian Anti-Doping Program guidelines with respect to public announcements of positive test results.

Basketball Manitoba will provide regular information and news on the anti-doping program domestically and internationally, and will arrange for the presentation of an anti-doping educational program with support material from CCES to groups of athletes and coaches at camps and competitions whenever reasonably possible.

All Individuals and persons sanctioned by virtue of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program will be ineligible to participate in any role and in any competition or activity organized, convened, held or sanctioned by Basketball Manitoba and the Provincial/Territorial Basketball Associations as per the penalties imposed.

Basketball Manitoba may apply further sanctions or penalties in accordance with Basketball Manitoba's Code of Conduct and Ethics, or its Discipline Policy.

This policy was approved by the Basketball Manitoba Board of Directors on the 24th day of November, 2014.
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