Athletes

Prohibited substances and methods

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.

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

Athletes may at times need to use a prohibited medication to treat a legitimate medical condition.

Anti-doping rule violations

Under the World Anti-Doping Code there are ten possible Anti-Doping Rule Violations.

Rule violation management process

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.

Athlete counselling

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.

World Anti-Doping Code

First adopted in 2004, the Code is the document that harmonises regulations regarding anti-doping across all sports and all countries. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) considers the Code to be a live document by evolving and building on the experience gained over time.

Athlete privacy

When collecting, storing, using and disclosing your personal information we are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (which incorporates the Australian Privacy Principles), the ASADA Act and the ASADA Regulations (which cont

Submit your whereabouts

This change will only affect those athletes in the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) who are required to provide their whereabouts information for no-advance notice out-of-competition testing.

 

Retroactive TUE

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

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