Media statements

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.

8 November 2019

ASADA partners with Austria to help spread the anti-doping message

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Anti-Doping Agency Austria (NADA Austria) during the ‘World Conference on Doping in Sport’ to enhance each organisations’ online anti-doping education.

16 October 2019

ASADA statement responding to media reports

ASADA strongly denies allegations of evidence manipulation reported in the media.

30 July 2019

Media clarification regarding sanctioning


On 28 July 2019, ASADA released a statement confirming it was conducting an ongoing investigation.

29 July 2019

Media Statement: Explanation of ASADA’s processes

The following statement is intended to provide information about the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority’s (ASADA) processes and should not be attributed to an individual case.

28 July 2019

ASADA’s Confidentiality Undertaking with Swimming Australia

On 22 September 2015, Swimming Australia executed a confidentiality undertaking with ASADA for the protection of privacy of personal information.

17 June 2019

ASADA supports Code review for recreational athletes

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) CEO David Sharpe has expressed his support for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as they address issues relating to sanctions imposed on recreational athletes through the World Anti-Doping Code.

15 April 2019

BMX rider/cyclist receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of BMX Australia and Cycling Australia to impose a four-year ban on athlete Matthew Juster for the presence and use of prohibited substances.


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