Media statements

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).

16 May 2013

Media statement: Three INBA bodybuilders receive sporting bans

International Natural Bodybuilding Association’s (INBA) decision to impose sports bans on three bodybuilders for the attempted use, and presence and use of prohibited substances was today acknowledged by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).

15 May 2013

Media statement: Two-year sporting ban for surf lifesaving Competitor

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of Surf Lifesaving Australia (SLSA) to impose a two-year sporting ban on competitor Fraser Haughton for the presence and use of methylhexaneamine.

1 May 2013

Media statement: Eight bodybuilders receive two to four-year sporting bans

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of Australasian Natural Bodybuilding (ANB) to impose sporting bans on eight bodybuilding competitors for a range of anti-doping rule violations.

20 March 2013

Media statement: ASADA investigation into doping in sport

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is aware of the statement issued today by the NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Smith in relation to the progress of ASADA’s investigation into doping in sport.

20 February 2013

Media statement: ASADA investigation into doping in sport

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today met with players and support personnel from the Essendon Football Club to discuss its investigation processes and the rights players are entitled to under the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code).

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