Anti-doping rules are in place for all athletes. Individuals attending major competitions are subject to drug testing regardless of whether or not they are an Adult or Junior Team USA member, an Olympian or a first place finisher.The Badminton World Federation (BWF) anti-doping program ensures that there a healthy and fair training and competition environment.
USAB, its administrators, coaches, trainers, officials and anyone who supports athletes in training and competition have obligations under the BWF anti-doping regulations.
However, athletes are ultimately responsibility to know their obligations under the BWF Anti-doping regulations.
Anti-doping rules can be confusing for everyone, and it is critical that any questions/concerns be clarified. Costly mistakes can affect everyone, particularly the athlete’s competitive future.
Anti-doping control may take place during competitions and with no-advance-notice ( or Out-of-Competition). Athletes are advised to check the status of all medications prior to using them, and ensure that they have filed the necessary paperwork to be in the strictest compliance with anti-doping regulations.
Athletes are subject to testing by the BWF, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
USA Badminton is responsible for the compliance of U.S. badminton athletes with the rules and regulations surrounding anti-doping but it and does not determine who is selected for testing.