Media statements

23 June 2014

Media statement: ASADA response to Essendon Football Club's proposed undertakings

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today responded to undertakings sought by the Essendon Football Club on Friday afternoon, 20 June 2014.

13 June 2014

Media statement: ASADA issues show cause notices to AFL players

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has put formal allegations of possible anti-doping rule violations to 34 current and former players from the Australian Football League (AFL).

17 October 2013

Media statement: ASADA issues amended 'show cause' notices to AFL players

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today issued amended ‘show cause’ notices to 34 former and current Essendon football players for the use of a prohibited substance, Thymosin Beta 4, during the 2012 season.

19 September 2013

Media statement: Response to the Australian article ‘ASADA ready with lifetime sport bans'

ASADA is aware of a media report speculating on the issuing of infraction notices in the AFL. ASADA’s complex and wide-ranging investigation is ongoing as was outlined in its statement of 2 August 2013.

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.

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