Doping Control Team

The Role of the Doping Control Team


The Doping Control Officer (DCO) is responsible for all steps in the Sample Collection session and must ensure that all staff and athletes have follow the World Anti-Doping Code and its International Standards, as it refers to sample collection protocols and procedures.


The Chaperone is responsible for notifying the athlete of his/her selection for doping control and under what authority the sample collection is to be conducted.  When testing an athlete who is considered a minor or an athlete with a disability, consideration will be made for notifying a third party such as a coach or parent.


The Witness responsibility is to observe the athlete providing a urine sample and must be the same gender as the athlete and must carry out the witnessing in a mature and responsible manner.


The Station Marshal must control entry to and exit from the Doping Control Station and ensure the Entry/Exit Log is completed and submitted to the Lead Doping Control Officer.



Doping Control Team Members are required to meet the minimum standards listed below:-

  • Must be 21 years of age or older for a Station Marshal position and 25 years of age for the remaining positions
  • Preferably the DCO possess a valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to document detailed information
  • Demonstrate ability to work under demanding conditions
  • Demonstrate ability to quickly and effectively solve problems
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Should act in a respectful and professional
  • Must maintain confidentially of information
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to athlete's emotions
  • Ability to meet schedule demands of required duties.
  • Ability and interest to train other sample collection personal on doping control procedures
  • Educate athletes on doping control procedures