Media statements

10 November 2017

Media statement: Anti-doping education by athletes, for athletes

ASADA has today released a series of anti-doping videos designed to help athletes cope with the pressures of life in sport and prevent doping.

The videos were developed by athletes, for athletes, and acknowledge the range of triggers which can lead to doping.

9 November 2017

ASADA issues peptide warning

In the wake of a recent article which advertised peptides as ‘the legal performance enhancer even doctors are using’, ASADA has today issued a stark warning on the safety of peptides and other substances not approved for human use, which are also banned in sport.

7 November 2017

Media Statement: Two Australians added to Prohibited Association List

In a bid to protect athletes from dangerous substances, two Australians have been added to the global list of support personnel banned from interacting with athletes and sports.

27 October 2017

CEO Opening Statement to the Senate Estimates Committee

The statement below was submitted by the CEO of ASADA, David Sharpe, to the Senate Estimates Committee on Thursday 26 October 2017.

Chair and Committee members,

14 September 2017

Media Statement: Jarrod Poort Whereabouts Violation

ASADA can confirm that Olympic Swimmer Jarrod Poort has been handed a 12 month sanction.

Mr Poort was found to have committed a Whereabouts anti-doping rule violation, following three filing failures within the space of 12 months.

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. 

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