Athletes with disabilities are encouraged to have an athlete representative. According to the International Standard for Testing and Investigations, athletes with disabilities can request modifications as long as the integrity of the sample collection process is not compromised. Any modifications should be documented in writing on a supplementary report form.
Click on the icons to learn about the modifications that can be made for athletes with a disability. Be aware how you, as the athlete representative, could assist in the process.
An athlete with restricted mobility or restricted manual dexterity may ask you or the DCO to assist when handling equipment, splitting the sample, or completing paperwork.
Athletes with significant lack of coordination may use a larger collection vessel if available.
Athletes with a visual impairment may be accompanied by you at all times during the sample collection including the washroom area; however you will not witness the passing of the sample. You or the DCO may read the doping control form to the athlete, and the athlete may ask you to sign the doping control form on his/her behalf.
Athletes using condom drainage or indwelling catheter drainage should remove the existing collection bag and drain the system so that a fresh sample can be obtained.
Athletes who self-catheterize may use their own catheter to provide a sample (for the athletes protection, the catheter should be produced in tamper-evident wrapping), or use one provided by the DCO if available.