VIADO was established with the objective of acting as the National Anti-Doping Organization for Virgin Islands. As such, and in accordance with Article 20.5.1 of the WADA Code, VIADO notably has the necessary authority and responsibility to be independent in its operational decisions and activities from sport and government. Without limitation, this includes the prohibition of any involvement in its operational decisions or activities by any Person who is at the same time involved in the management or operations of any International Federation, National Federation, Major Event Organization, National Olympic Committee, National Paralympic Committee, or government department with responsibility for sport or anti-doping.

The VIADO Anti-Doping Rules shall apply to:

VIADO, including its board members, directors, officers, specified employees and volunteers, and Delegated Third Parties and their employees, who are involved in any aspect of Doping Control;

National Federations of the Virgin Islands, including their board members, directors, officers, specified employees and volunteers, and Delegated Third Parties and their employees, who are involved in any aspect of Doping Control;

the following Athletes, Athlete Support Personnel and other Persons (including Protected Persons), in each case, whether or not such Person is a national or resident of Virgin Islands:

all Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel who are members or license-holders of any National Federation in the Virgin Islands, or of any member or affiliate organization of any National Federation in the Virgin Islands (including any clubs, teams, associations, or leagues);

all Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel who participate in such capacity in Events, Competitions, and other activities organized, convened, authorized or recognized by any National Federation in the Virgin Islands, or by any member or affiliate organization of any National Federation in the Virgin Islands (including any clubs, teams, associations or leagues), wherever held;

any other Athlete or Athlete Support Person or other Person who, by virtue of an accreditation, a license or other contractual arrangement, or otherwise, is subject to the authority of any National Federation in the Virgin Islands, or of any member or affiliate organization of any National Federation in the Virgin Islands (including any clubs, teams, associations or leagues), for purposes of anti-doping; and

all Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel who participate in any capacity in any activity organized, held, convened or authorized by the organizer of a National Event or of a national league that is not affiliated with a National Federation.

Recreational Athletes, i.e. those Persons who engage or participate in sport or fitness activities for recreational purposes but who would not otherwise compete in Competitions or Events organized, recognized, or hosted by a National Federation, or by any affiliated or non-affiliated association, organization, club, team, or league.

all other Persons over whom the Code gives VIADO authority, including all Athletes who are nationals or residents of the Virgin Islands, and all Athletes who are present in the Virgin Islands, whether to compete or to train or otherwise.

Each of the abovementioned Persons is deemed, as a condition of his or her participation or involvement in sport in the Virgin Islands, to have agreed to and be bound by these Anti-Doping Rules, and to have submitted to the authority of VIADO to enforce these Anti-Doping Rules, including any Consequences for the breach thereof, and to the jurisdiction of the hearing panels specified in Article 8 and Article 13 to hear and determine cases and appeals brought under these Anti-Doping Rules.

Within the overall pool of Athletes set out above who are bound by and required to comply with these Anti-Doping Rules, the following Athletes shall be considered to be National-Level Athletes for the purposes of these Anti-Doping Rules, and, therefore, the specific provisions in these Anti-Doping Rules applicable to National-Level Athletes (e.g., Testing, TUEs, whereabouts, and Results Management) shall apply to such Athletes:

Athletes who are members or license holders of any National Federation in the Virgin Islands or any other organization affiliated with a National Federation including associations, clubs, teams or leagues. 

Athletes who participate or compete at any Competition, Event, or activity, which is organized, recognized, or hosted by a National Federation, by any affiliated association, organization, club, team, or league or by the Government or a university in the Virgin Islands. 

(c) Any other Athlete who by virtue of an accreditation, a license or any other contractual arrangement, falls within the competence of a National Federation in the Virgin Islands or any affiliated association, organization, club, team, or league in the Virgin Islands for the purposes of fighting doping in sport in the Virgin Islands.