1. In order to prevent doping, the Office shall develop and implement national anti-doping policy and strategy that are compliance with the rules and regulations of WADA including WADC;
  2. Develop and implement training and awareness creation programs for the education of the community in general, and the sporting community in particular, about doping and its dangers in sport;
  3. Adopt and implement various guidelines and international standards based on the contexts of the country as adopted and amended from time to time by WADA;
  4. Carry out doping tests on athletes;
  5. Penalize any athlete and athlete support personnel who commit doping crimes provided for under Article 2, 10 and 23.2.2 of the WADC;
  6. Provide continuous information to athletes, athlete support personnel and doping control officers on the procedures of collecting of samples and testing in accordance with the WADC and the International Standards developed by WADA as may be amended from time to time;
  7. Provide the intended information on the execution of the anti-doping programs at least yearly for the compliance of governmental and world anti-doping standards as provided for under Article 14.4 of the WADC;
  8. Promote participation in competitive and recreational sport free from the use of prohibited substances or methods intended to artificially enhance performance thereby rendering impermissible doping practices which are contrary to the principles of fair play and medical ethics, in the interest of the health and well-being of sportspersons;
  9. Protect the Anti-Doping rule violations in accordance with Article 2 of the WADC;
  10. Establish the Result Management Committee to oversee the Anti-Doping rule violations as per the WADC and Ethiopia Anti-Doping directives;
  11. Without prejudice to sub-article (10) of this Article, cause the Result Management Committee to discharge its function as the first instance panel to take disciplinary measures on doping related cases as per the Ethiopian Anti-Doping directives;
  12. Without prejudice to the jurisdictional limitations of TUEs provided for under Article 4.4 of the WADC, establish an independent Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUEs) Committee to evaluate all requests for therapeutic use exemptions;
  13. Carry out investigations regarding matters of doping in sports;
  14. Work in coordination and cooperation with regional and World Anti-Doping Agencies;
  15. Make sure whether World Anti-doping Agency’s Anti-Doping Codes, other conventions and UNESCO’S anti-doping convention are properly followed in the country thereby supporting WADA’s efforts to prevent doping substances;
  16. Pass partial or comprehensive monetary and other sport affiliated support sanctions provided for athletes, federations and other sport organizations from those individuals and organizations who are convicted of breaking procedures and rules recognized by the World Anti-Doping Code;
  17. Follow up public and government monetary, material and human resource support sanctions on athletes and athlete support personnel resulting from doping related punishments as per sub-article (5) of this Article and executes consequences that are explicitly stated in the Article 10 and 23.2.2 of the World Anti-Doping Code;
  18. Promote and supports all service providing government bodies of Ethiopia and other organs to feed the Office with doping related information that helps to eliminate doping substances in Ethiopia;
  19. Undertake research, co-ordinate and facilitate conditions necessary for research to be undertaken in the field of doping practices in sport;
  20. Implement the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) program;
  21. Maintain whereabouts and hold the registered testing pools through including in the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) in accordance with the Anti-Doping Code;
  22. Protect the privacy of athletes and other persons subject to the Office’s Anti-doping directives;
  23. Automatically adopt and implement the prohibited list of doping substances as published and amended by WADA;
  24. Accredits independent participant observers at the national anti-doping activities carried out at different levels nationwide;
  25. Select preferred laboratories for its collected samples analysis among those accredited or approved by WADA during inspection and test periods as per Article 6.1 of the WADC;
  26. Summon, investigate and call for any evidence that may be required to investigate doping matters;
  27. Exercise the exclusive jurisdictions of doping tests and controls in Ethiopia;
  28. Enters into contracts for or in connection with the performance of its functions and the attainment of its objects; acquire, hold and dispose of property; sue and be sued in its own name;
  29. Implement its exclusive powers and duties set out from sub-article (1) to (28) of this Article in line with the exceptional jurisdictions of International Federations and Major Event Organizations set forth in the World Anti-Doping Code.

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