The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today responded to undertakings sought by the Essendon Football Club on Friday afternoon, 20 June 2014.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Following discussions with the NRL, ASADA confirms it will recommence interviews with a number of players and personnel.
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.