Media statements

13 April 2016

Media statement: ASADA to assess new information

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) notes reports overnight that Mr Dank has allegedly admitted to a journalist that he trafficked prohibited substance CJC-1295 to the Gold Coast Suns.

12 April 2016

Media correction: Gold Coast investigation

A number of statements made by journalist Chip Le Grand in the last 24 hours have been factually incorrect.

9 April 2016

ASADA response to allegations of hypocrisy

In response to articles published in the Herald Sun today, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) would like to make it clear that decisions about which cases to take forward are made on the basis of evidence.
 
23 March 2016

Media Statement: Coordination of Olympic Testing Programs

ASADA CEO Ben McDevitt has today noted statements attributed to Mr Richard Ings, who left ASADA more than five years ago, alleging that Australian swimmers had complained to him about being subjected to multiple tests by ASADA and FINA in the lead up to Olympic trials. 

12 February 2016

United in anti-doping efforts leading up to Rio 2016

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) have today revealed details of their Rio 2016 anti-doping programs.

28 January 2016

Media statement: NRL sanctions Martin Kennedy

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of the NRL Anti-Doping Tribunal to impose a two year and nine month ban on player, Martin Kennedy.  Mr Kennedy’s conduct was uncovered by ASADA through its Operation Cobia Investigation.  This matter was determine

13 January 2016

Press conference ASADA CEO on CAS decision on Essendon players

The following is a transcript of the press conference given by ASADA CEO Ben McDevitt on the Court of Arbitration for Sport decision regarding the 34 current and former Essendon players. The press conference took place at 1:30 PM on Tuesday 12 January 2016.
 
12 January 2016

Court of Arbitration for Sport Decision - Essendon Players

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to impose two year bans on 34 current and former Essendon Football Club players for the use of the prohibited substance Thymosin Beta 4.

29 November 2015

Media correction: ABC report about ASADA's legislative powers inaccurate

Recent reports by ABC journalist Tracey Holmes inaccurately state that the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is acting beyond its legislative powers.

Unfortunately, the reports are based on a misunderstanding of ASADA’s framework.

10 November 2015

Media statement: WADA Independent Commission report

Acting CEO of ASADA, Trevor Burgess, has welcomed the findings of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission released today.

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