755 HITS believes that
the time has come to end the era of suspicion and controversy about
chemical and performance enhancing substance abuse in sports and
life. Athletes, amateur and professional must once again, consider
their obligation as role models and embrace mandatory drug testing
applied randomly and unscheduled as the first step in returning
honesty and integrity to sports and to themselves. We support a policy that provides for the cataloging and inventorying of urine or other medical samples indefinitely, for all professional, national and international competitive sporting events. We support cataloging and inventorying so that urine and medical samples may be tested in the future when more sophisticated detecting devices are available. Anyone who has
achieved excellence in their field of endeavor through dedication
and hard work should willingly “step up to the plate” and
demonstrate their personal integrity.
755 HITS proposes the
adoption of minimum standards for testing and penalties, applicable
to schools, colleges, clubs, public and private athletic
associations. We support a policy for all league opening days that would require every athlete in all sports leagues, clubs and associations whether professional or amateur to place their hands over their hearts and make a public pledge to compete without the aid of any performance enhancing drugs. It is our belief that if amateur athletics adopts the
appropriate zero tolerance standards, professional sports
organizations will have no other choice but to adopt the same.
755 HITS will support
athletic organizations to create a uniform international standard of
testing and penalties through education and public awareness
programs. Recognition for embracing and meeting the standards will
be published on the 755HITS web site and will encourage other teams
to join in and “play by the rules.” We
believe that there should be severe economic and prestigious
consequences for any player or team that fails to meet standards.
The onus and responsibility for enforcement will be incumbent on the
individual foremost and the team, league and coaches secondly but no
755 HITS will continue
to publish any known performance enhancing substances. We will also
endeavor to work with medical, legal and athletic organizations such
as the American Medical Association, Federal Drug Administration,
and the American Academy of Pediatrics to improve awareness of
substances known and recognized for their deleterious effects.
755 HITS plans to promote public educational forums so that the
weight and power of public opinion can be placed upon athletic
organizations that refuse to accept our Zero tolerance polices and
standards. The policies and standards developed will clearly define
our universal position on “zero tolerance” in the immoral use of
performance enhancing substances.
755 HITS requires that
policies concerning substance abuse be incorporated into the by laws
of all athletic organizations. Recognized personnel such as coaches
and teachers will report a student when there is reason to believe
the student or athlete has used performance enhancing substances,
steroids or other known agents defined on the list of banned
substances. An athlete may return to school or play while awaiting
the result of the medical evaluation, examination, urinalysis or
other approved testing method. However all play is subject to the
If at anytime before,
during or after an athletic event a player involved in that
competition or event is found to have used performance enhancing
the following disciplinary actions should be taken by the organization:
- All individual & team records and performances achieved
shall be voided and stricken.
- All team victories shall be forfeited to the opponent.
- Individual or team awards earned during such participation
shall be refunded to the athletic organization for
- Return of any financial remuneration or prizes to the
athletic organization for redistribution.