Track & Field Athletes Association Code of Ethics

I will not adopt practices to accelerate performance improvement that might jeopardize my safety, my total well-being and my future participation as a performer.

I do not advocate or condone the use of prohibited drugs or other banned performance-enhancing substances.

I will not commit a doping violation as defined by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), or the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) rules.

I am not currently serving a suspension because of an anti-doping rule violation and have no pending or unresolved anti-doping rule violations.

I will not engage in any conduct that is criminal under any laws applicable to me, including but not limited to laws governing the possession, use and distribution of drugs and alcohol.

I will respond to success and failure in a dignified manner and will act in a way that will bring respect and honor to myself and country.

I am eligible to compete under the rules of IOC, the IAAF and my NGB. Furthermore, I have educated myself in the rules and standards of these governing bodies as they pertain to me.

I will remember that at all times I am an ambassador for my sport.

I will encourage good sportsmanship on and off the track or field.

I will treat my coaches, other athletes, officials and fans with respect regardless of race, gender, creed or abilities and I will expect to be treated accordingly.

I will encourage leadership, use of initiative and good judgment in my fellow athletes.

I will remember that track and field is a competition, not a matter of life and death for athletes, coaches, officials and fans.


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