Media statements

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. 

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.


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