The Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) is an electronic record of an athlete's biological values that is developed over time from multiple collections of blood and urine samples.
Under the WADA Code some athletes are classified as being allowed to apply for a retroactive TUE (rather than applying in-advance). These are usually athletes competing below National level
Athletes and support personnel can use Global DRO (online search tool) to find out whether the most commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medicines in Australia are permitted or prohibited in their sport.
Athletes competing in sports governed by a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy need to be aware that they can’t just take any drug or medication, or even use certain methods.
Supplements can pose a risk to the health and career of athletes.
Athletes may at times need to use a prohibited medication to treat a legitimate medical condition.
Under the World Anti-Doping Code there are ten possible Anti-Doping Rule Violations.
Australia has a robust process in place to determine if an athlete or support person has committed a possible anti-doping rule violation (ADRV). This process is legislated and at its heart is the notion of procedural fairness.
This initiative provides an athlete, who has been notified of a possible anti-doping rule violation, with free access to independent and confidential counselling with qualified professionals.