Media statements

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.

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.

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