Media statements

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.

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.

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