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Sample collection (also known as doping control or drug testing) is an essential part of promoting and protecting doping-free sport. It is the process to detect and/or deter the use of a prohibited substance, or prohibited method, by an athlete.
Athletes who are part of the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) need to let us know where they are going to be, at specific times, so we can perform no-advance notice testing.
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 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.
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.
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.