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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.

17 July 2012

Blog: Five Olympic rings – five things for athletes to remember

The London 2012 Olympic Games is almost here. For athletes fortunate enough to have the honour of representing Australia, this is no doubt the most exciting event they’ll ever compete at.

13 July 2012

Blog: Minister for Sport launches Athlete Biological Passport

The Minister for Sport, Senator Kate Lundy has officially launched ASADA’s Athlete Biological Passport.

28 June 2012

Blog: ASADA introduces an Athlete Biological Passport for Australian athletes

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is introducing an Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) into Australian sport from 1 July 2012.

27 June 2012

Blog: A sneak peek behind the scenes at ASADA

In the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, Channel Seven News has taken a look at what goes on in the world of anti-doping. Read the transcript below.

13 June 2012

Blog: Helping athletes in times of need

Athletes give their blood, sweat and tears in training and competition, pushing their bodies to the edge; constantly striving to achieve the very best they can in their chosen sport. Given their level of dedication, ASADA recognises that athletes facing a doping violation can find it difficult dealing with emotions such as devastation, hopelessness and anger. Extra support is critical during these stressful times and having someone to turn to outside of their immediate support group is often invaluable in maintaining mental health.

6 June 2012

Blog: Healthy kidneys promote the very best performance

Your kidneys play a vital role in maintaining your overall health, specifically they help regulate blood pressure and remove waste from the body. If you are an athlete you need to be in peak condition during training and competition, and it is important to understand performance-enhancing drugs can compromise your health over the long term.

25 May 2012

Blog: Raising awareness of the battle against cancer

On 31 May ASADA will host our own Biggest Morning Tea to help the Cancer Council’s efforts to raise funds for cancer research. Staff have volunteered to bring sweet and savoury treats to share around the office. Everyone working in ASADA’s Canberra headquarters will gather for morning tea and give generously to assist the very valuable work of the Cancer Council, which includes cancer-prevention programs.

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