Media statements

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.

4 November 2015

Media statement: Two year sporting bans for AFL players Lachlan Keeffe and Josh Thomas

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of the Australian Football League (AFL) to impose two-year bans on players, Lachlan Keeffe and Josh Thomas for the presence and use of a prohibited substance.

28 October 2015

Media statement: Olympic gold medallist Tate Smith receives two-year sports ban

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today welcomed the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to impose a two-year sporting ban on Olympic gold medallist, Tate Smith for two presence violations and one use violation of the prohibited substance 3’-hydroxystanozolol gl

14 October 2015

Media statement: NRL sanctions Sandor Earl

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today welcomed the decision of the National Rugby League (NRL) to impose a four-year sporting ban on player, Sandor Earl.

21 July 2015

Media statement: Stephen Dank appeal of lifetime ban from sport

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) notes Stephen Dank’s decision to appeal his lifetime ban to the AFL’s Appeal Board.

ASADA CEO Ben McDevitt said he notes the comments attributable to Mr Dank’s solicitor, Mr Rahal, about his client’s appeal.

6 July 2015

Media statement: Anti-doping testing in the Essendon District Football League

Several media stories have appeared over the last couple of days in relation to testing ASADA conducted in the Essendon District Football League.

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