Media statements

6 September 2013

Media statement: 15-month sporting ban for North East AFL player Alex Overs

The Australian Football League Anti-Doping Tribunal’s decision to impose a 15-month ban on Alex Overs for the presence and use of a prohibited substance was today acknowledged by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).

9 August 2013

Media statement: 20-month sports ban for athlete Jarrod Bannister

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged that athlete, Jarrod Bannister, has received a 20-month sporting ban from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) following three missed tests in an 18-month period. ASADA conducted the case before CAS on behalf of Athletics Australia.

2 August 2013

Media statement: ASADA provides interim report to AFL

ASADA today said it has provided the AFL with an interim report, in accordance with its legislative provisions, on its investigation into the possible use of banned substances at the Essendon Football Club.

29 July 2013

Media statement: NRL announcement of 29 August 2013

ASADA is aware of the NRL statement.

When and what we can say about an individual athlete is strictly governed by our legislation.

Under its legislation ASADA is unable to provide further comment at this time. This is to protect the integrity of the investigation as well as any individuals. This is particularly important prior to the conclusion of any hearings and penalties.

22 July 2013

Media statement: Interviews with the National Rugby League

Following discussions with the NRL, ASADA confirms it will recommence interviews with a number of players and personnel.

2 July 2013

Media statement: Substantial assistance* reduces ban for former cyclist Matthew White

With anti-doping proceedings now concluded, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) acknowledges the decision of Cycling Australia (CA) to impose a reduced six-month sports ban on athlete support person and former cyclist Matthew White for rule violations under its 2005 and 2007 anti-doping policies.

7 June 2013

Media statement: Two-year sporting ban for Country Rugby League player

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of the Leagues Anti-Doping Tribunal (the Tribunal) to impose a sports ban on Country Rugby League player Jake Law for the attempted use of clenbuterol.

6 June 2013

Media statement: Athlete Tommy Toskas accepts four-year sports ban

The Victorian Athletic League’s (VAL) decision to impose a sports ban on Tommy Toskas for failing to submit to out-of-competition testing was today welcomed by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).

24 May 2013

Media statement: Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority National Rugby League – 2013 Anti-Doping program

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) commends the National Rugby League (NRL) in the announcement today of its 2013 Anti-Doping program.

20 May 2013

Media statement: Six QRL players get two-year sporting bans for the same prohibited stimulant

Queensland Rugby League’s (QRL) decision to impose two-year bans on six players for the presence, and presence and use of methylhexaneamine was today acknowledged by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).


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