Clean sport means that everyone can compete on equal terms. The use of artificial or illegal means to enhance performance is prohibited. It’s important to keep sport free from cheating and bad influences and that everyone follows the sport’s fair rules. As a parent or guardian, you should show good attitudes and be a positive role model for your child. If you are unsure what is acceptable or not, please ask someone at the sports club.
The intention of clean sport for everyone to compete on equal terms. No one should use artificial or illegal means to be better than their competitors. Fair play is designed to protect the values of the sport, contribute to keeping sport free from cheating and bad influences, and ensure that the sport is characterized by safety and respect. This way everyone in and around the sport can feel that their participation gives them something in return, regardless of whether they are an athlete, coach, manager or spectator.
It’s important to be aware of your attitudes and values and ensure these correspond with your sport. Be a role model, promote fair play and be clear that cheating is not okay. If you, either as an athlete or parent or guardian, face an ethical or moral dilemma or are unsure what is acceptable or legal, it’s a good idea to ask a coach, team manager or someone else in the sport. For instance, many people use dietary supplements. These are concentrated sources of nutrients or other substances that have a nutritional or physiological effect. There is a certain degree of risk that some dietary supplements may be contaminated. In other words, the product may contain substances that appear on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of prohibited substances even though this is not stated on the product.
Doping is a form of cheating and often involves taking steroids or other drugs to improve one’s performance.
All athletes in Norway must comply with the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF) anti-doping regulations.
Sports clubs or sporting codes cannot have their own anti-doping rules. Everyone must comply with the World Anti-Doping Code.
Violations of the rules include the presence of a prohibited substance in your body, the use of a prohibited method (such as altitude chambers in Norway), refusal to submit a sample, any attempt to destroy a sample, the importation of prohibited substances to Norway or being associated with a coach or manager who has been banned from the sport due to doping offences.
The whole point of sport is for everyone to take part without any form of cheating.