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12 August 2015

What is the current status of Actovegin?

Following several media reports regarding the substance Actovegin, there has been a high level of interest on what the status of Actovegin is in sport.

30 July 2015

What happens once an athlete is issued an infraction notice?

On 29 July 2015, the Australia Football League confirmed it had issued infraction notices to Lachlan Keefe and Josh Thomas of the Collingwood Football Club.

9 July 2015

Blog: Anti-doping education for Australia’s Rescue 2016 squad

In the lead up to the Lifesaving World Championships—Rescue 2016, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) visited the Australian Life Saving Team camp on the Sunshine Coast to present and engage with athletes on the topic of anti-doping.  

30 June 2015

Blog: Setting the record straight—ASADA and the AFL’s illicit drugs policy

In today’s Adelaide Advertiser there was a report about the Australian Football League’s (AFL) illicit drugs policy. The story contained certain assertions and inferences about ASADA’s involvement with the AFL’s illicit drugs program that has led to confusion amongst readers.

26 June 2015

Blog: WADA's new video series

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has launched a brand new video interview series called WADA Talks.

3 June 2015

Blog: UKAD's 100% me 10th anniversary

We take our hats off to UK Anti-Doping who are this week celebrating the 10th anniversary of its education programme, 100% me.

1 June 2015

Blog: Don't let a cold take you out of action for four years...

...is your medication prohibited in sport?

21 May 2015

Blog: ASADA's role in supplements education

Last night a story aired on ABC TV news in Perth about supplements. While the story raised the important issue of supplement use in sports, it would have left some viewers with a false impression of the work ASADA does in this area.

11 May 2015

Blog: ASADA CEO attends inaugural overseas anti-doping meeting

ASADA CEO Ben McDevitt recently went to the first meeting of the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) Ad Hoc Working Group hosted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Canada.

6 May 2015

Blog: Interpol and WADA warn of potentially deadly diet drug

The international policing organisation INTERPOL has issued a global alert, or Orange Notice, about 2,4-dinitrophenal (DNP) after a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory received a sample of the drug following a seizure in Australia..

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