Virtus is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code as the basis for the fight against doping in sport. We treat the issue of doping very seriously.

Competitors, coaches, member organisations and event organisers  should read and understand the Virtus anti-doping procedures carefully and ensure they are upheld at every opportunity.

Anti-doping programs are founded on “the spirit of sport”. They seek to protect the health of athletes and to provide the opportunity to pursue human excellence without the use of Prohibited Substances and Methods. Anti-doping ensures the integrity of sport in terms of respect for rules, other competitors, fair competition, a level playing field and the value of clean sport to the world.

Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport.

The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind and it is reflected in values we find in and through sport, including:

  • ethics, fair play and honesty
  • health
  • excellence in performance
  • character and education
  • fun and joy
  • teamwork
  • dedication and commitment
  • respect for rules and laws
  • respect for self and others
  • courage
  • community and solidarity

Visit the Virtus Anti-Doping Web Resources

The Virtus Anti-Doping Committee oversees all aspects of out anti-doping programme. The programme is based upon our Testing Pool policy (TP) and focuses upon in-competition testing at all organised events, therapeutic-use exemption management, and test-result management.

All anti-doping activities are managed in accordance with the Virtus Anti-Doping Policy (Section 4.2).

Contact

For further information, contact the Virtus Anti-Doping team.