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1 January 2020

2020 in-advance TUE criteria updated

In January each year ASADA updates information about in-advance Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). The updates include which sports are subject to in-advance TUEs and the criteria specific to a particular sport.

20 December 2019

Don’t risk using Andarine

Clinical trials on the Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM) Andarine (S4) have been discontinued and it is not approved for human use.

18 December 2019

Christmas and New Year shutdown

The ASADA office will be closed over the Christmas and New Year holidays from Wednesday, 25 December and re-opening on Thursday, 2 January 2020. 

Our testing program will continue to operate during the closure.

12 December 2019

2020 Prohibited List

This is a reminder that the 2020 Prohibited List (the Prohibited List) published by the World Anti-Doping Agency comes into effect on 1 January 2020.

12 December 2019

ASADA’s Level 2 2020 eLearning Course

ASADA’s Level 2 2020 eLearning Course is now available online for athletes, support personnel and other members of the Australian sporting community.

11 December 2019

Cyclist/mountain bike rider receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of Mountain Bike Australia and Cycling Australia to impose a four-year ban on athlete Ondrej Slezak for the presence, use, use or attempted use (three separate violations); attempted use (two separate violations) and possession (five separate violations) of prohibited substances.

6 December 2019

Athletics athlete receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of Athletics Australia to impose a four-year ban on athlete Holly Bender for the presence of a prohibited substance and the metabolites of a prohibited substance, the use of a prohibited substance, and tampering or attempted tampering with any part of doping control.

26 November 2019

Weightlifter receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of the Australian Weightlifting Federation Ltd (AWF) to impose a four-year ban on athlete Simon McCoy for the presence of the metabolite of a prohibited substance and use of a prohibited substance.

26 November 2019

Baseballer receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of Baseball Australia to sanction athlete Todd McDonald for the presence and use of a prohibited substance.

22 November 2019

Education collaboration leads to better athlete outcomes

Two new online courses for athletes and support personnel will soon be available, as the result of a collaboration between the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) in Australia this week. 

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