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11 October 2012

Blog: USADA release decision in Lance Armstrong case

The United States Anti-Doping Authority (USADA) has sent the Reasoned Decision and supporting information in the Lance Armstrong case to the International Cycling Union, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and the World Triathlon Corporation.

25 September 2012

Blog: Clarification: media reports about Orthokine therapy

Media reports in today’s Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald have incorrectly reported that the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) ‘approves’ the method referred to as Orthokine therapy.

13 September 2012

Blog: Knowing your anti-doping responsibilities—is it a priority for you?

Today’s athlete has many competing priorities: sport, family, work, social commitments, school, university, bills, health, diet and training to name a few. But what priority do athletes, who compete in a sport with an anti-doping policy, place upon educating themselves on their anti-doping rights and responsibilities?

13 September 2012

Blog: ASADA releases anti-doping education research results

ASADA has released more detailed results of its independent 2012 stakeholder research, focussing on education.

29 August 2012

Blog: ASADA 2012 stakeholder research results released

Thank you to all the athletes, national sporting organisations, peak bodies and support personnel who provided feedback to us through our recent stakeholder research survey.

21 August 2012

Blog: Vale Dr Brian Sando OAM

ASADA pays tribute to the late Dr Brian Sando OAM, who lost his fight with pancreatic cancer at the beginning of August. Brian was 76.

17 August 2012

Blog: Assisting athletes managing diabetes and the anti-doping testing process

To further educate athletes who are insulin-dependent diabetics, as well as take a look at the possible detrimental health effects of doping with insulin, ASADA has put together some interesting facts.

3 August 2012

Blog: Australian Crime Commission reports on performance enhancing drugs

ASADA invited the Australian Crime Commission to write a blog article reporting on their recently released Illicit Drug Data Report 2010-11. This report recorded the highest number of performance and image enhancing drugs detected at the Australian border, in a decade.

27 July 2012

Blog: Keeping the London 2012 Olympic Games clean using the latest technology

On the eve of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Minister for Sport Senator Kate Lundy and ASADA’s CEO Aurora Andruska have been featured in an anti-doping story by Channel Seven’s Today Tonight. Watch the video here. or read full transcript below:

25 July 2012

Blog: Athletes’ samples can be tested for up to eight years after collection

With the London Olympics starting this week, it is timely to remind athletes that ASADA keeps samples collected for testing for up to eight years. This allows us to take full advantage of future scientific methods to detect doping that may not be evident with today’s technology.

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