Media statements

9 June 2017

ASADA statement regarding Thomas Fraser Holmes:

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority acknowledges the 12-month sanction imposed by the FINA Doping Panel on Australian swimmer, Thomas Fraser Holmes for Whereabouts failures – three missed tests in a 12-month period.

15 May 2017

Media statement: Sportsbet advertising

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) notes the current advertising campaign by online gambling company, Sportsbet. 

ASADA does not condone the message sent in this advertisement.

7 May 2017

Media reporting: Australian Dolphins Swim Team Whereabouts failures

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) notes today’s media reporting and Swimming Australia’s statement regarding the possible Whereabouts failures of members of the Australian Dolphins Swim Team.

3 May 2017

NRL Anti-Doping Tribunal outcome: Jarrod Mullen

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of the NRL Anti-Doping Tribunal to impose a four year ban on player, Jarrod Mullen for the presence and use of Drostanolone—an anabolic steroid banned at all times. 

2 March 2017

Senate Estimates CEO opening statement

ASADA Chief Executive Officer, Ben McDevitt's AM APM opening statement to Community Affairs Legislation Committee at the Additional Budget Estimates hearing on Wednesday 1 March 2017:

Thank you Mr Chair for allowing me to make a short statement.

8 February 2017

ASADA CEO to depart in May

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Chief Executive Officer, Ben McDevitt, has advised the Minister for Sport, Greg Hunt, that he will leave the agency at the conclusion of his three-year term in May 2017.

17 January 2017

Provisional suspension for NRL player Jarrod Mullen

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has confirmed that National Rugby League (NRL) player Jarrod Mullen has been handed a mandatory provisional suspension by the NRL. 

14 January 2017

ASADA reaffirms its support for global anti-doping reforms

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today reaffirms its support for global anti-doping reform and ongoing efforts of National Anti-Doping Organisations worldwide to protect clean athletes and the integrity of sport more broadly. 

10 December 2016

McLaren report part II release

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority acknowledges the release of the second part of the independent investigation into Russian state manipulation of the doping control process (McLaren Report) by the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA).

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.

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