In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the FEI Sports Forum 2020 was completely reviewed in form and scope to solely address the time sensitive topics on the programme, namely the FEI Anti-Doping Rules for both human and equine athletes, which are being revised in 2020 for implementation on 1 January 2021.
Consultation with the community and feedback from our stakeholders is an important part of the FEI’s Rules Revision process, and while we were unable to host the Anti-Doping sessions at the Sports Forum in person, we have gathered all the key information and documentation here (simply click on the relevant tabs above) so that we can start the process and gather your input prior to the Rules Revision process which gets underway on 13 July.
We highly recommend and encourage all concerned individuals and organisations - National Federations, Athletes and support team personnel, Veterinarians, Medical Officers, Coaches, Chefs d’Equipe, etc – to acquaint themselves with the Anti-Doping Rules and the (potential) changes for 2021 and give us their feedback!
We have included a number of questions and contact details in order to interact on all the key points, and we look forward to hearing from the community on these important rules, which are vital to the integrity of the sport and fair play.
The remaining sessions on the original Sports Forum programme, which included logistics and preparation around Tokyo 2020; Minimum Requirements; the Status of Grooms; and, the Role of the Coach, have all been deferred to the Sports Forum 2021. We look forward to discussing and debating these important topics together as a community and making the most of the FEI Sports Forum stage next year.
Lastly, a big thanks to our dedicated partners and sponsors for their commitment and dedication to equestrian sport and please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or wish to provide any feedback.