Media statements

28 November 2016

Stephen Dank's appeal dismissed

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has today welcomed the decision of the AFL Appeal Board to dismiss Stephen Dank’s appeal, after he refused to comply with yet another direction of the Board.

12 October 2016

Essendon appeal rejected

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today welcomed the decision of the Swiss Federal Tribunal to reject the 34 Essendon players’ final appeal.

24 September 2016

ASADA confirms second Australian athlete data leak

ASADA has today confirmed that four more Australian athletes have had their confidential medical information released by the cyber espionage group Fancy Bears.


17 September 2016

Australian athlete data leaked

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has confirmed that the cyber-espionage group ‘Fancy Bears’ have leaked confidential Australian athlete data overnight.

The documents include details of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) granted to three Australian athletes.

31 August 2016

ASADA CEO Statement on Global Anti-Doping Reform

Following a special summit of leaders from 17 National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs), ASADA CEO Ben McDevitt has today called for global anti-doping reform in order to better protect clean athletes and the integrity of sport more broadly.

25 July 2016

Media statement: ASADA notes IOC decision

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of the International Olympic Committee regarding the participation of Russian athletes at the Rio Olympics.

15 July 2016

FINA partners with 15 National Anti-Doping Organisations on collaborative testing initiative ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

The Australian Sport Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) and 14 other leading National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADO), today announced the continued success of a global collaborative testing initiative in preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

30 June 2016

Media statement: ASADA issues supplement warning

With five weeks until the Rio Games, ASADA has today repeated its warning to athletes about the risk of using supplements which may contain banned substances not listed on product labels.

11 May 2016

Media statement: Four year sanction for Polish swimmer Michal Zawadka

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) acknowledges the decision of Swimming Australia to impose a four-year ban on Polish swimmer Michal Zawadka.

27 April 2016

Media statement: Australian athletes to benefit from new international substance-checker tool

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has launched a new website to make it easier than ever for athletes to check whether their medications are banned under the World Anti-Doping Code.



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