Athletes

Check your substances on Global DRO

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.

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.

Supplements

Supplements can pose a risk to the health and career of athletes.

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

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

Athlete Whereabouts Guide

This document is a guide for athletes who are required to submit whereabouts information.

 

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.

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