Media statements

12 June 2020

Education and athlete welfare the primary focus of new legislation

Incoming Sport Integrity Australia and current ASADA CEO David Sharpe welcomes the passing of anti-doping law reforms which will strengthen Australia’s capabilities to target facilitators.

3 May 2020

Sharpe honoured by Sport Integrity Australia appointment

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) CEO David Sharpe says he is honoured to be appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) which opens on July 1.

30 March 2020

ASADA Canberra-based staff members have COVID-19

Two members of ASADA’s Canberra office staff have tested positive to COVID-19.

24 March 2020

ASADA refines testing program in light of new government guidelines

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is continuing to evolve its anti-doping program in response to the changing landscape in world sport in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

18 March 2020

Health and safety our number one priority: CEO

As the Government activates its emergency response plan to COVID-19, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) continues to operate across all its business units with the health and safety of our staff and athletes our number one priority.

2 March 2020

Australian sport to benefit from Boultbee appointment

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) would like to congratulate John Boultbee on his appointment as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the National Sports Tribunal.

24 February 2020

Motorcyclist receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of Motorcycling Australia to sanction athlete Kade Mosig for the Presence; Use and/or Attempted Use (eight separate violations); Possession (six separate violations), and Trafficking and/or Attempted Trafficking (four separate violations) of prohibited substances.

11 December 2019

Football player receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of Football Federation Australia (FFA) to impose a two-year ban on athlete Ken Ilso Larsen for the presence of the metabolite of a prohibited substance.

10 December 2019

ASADA supports WADA’s decision to ban Russia for four years

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) supports the decision made overnight by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee in banning Russia from all major international sporting competitions for the next four years.

8 November 2019

Statement to clarify AFL fining of clubs for Whereabouts breaches

ASADA does not impose pecuniary fines for Whereabouts breaches. The AFL independently determines if a club has failed to provide up-to-date player whereabouts information and ensuing penalty.

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