Blog: Minister for Sport announces Australia’s Olympic and Paralympic anti-doping programs

16 February 2012

Minister for Sport Mark Arbib today announced Australia’s most comprehensive anti-doping programs for teams competing at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

With five months to the London Games all focus is now on coordinating world-class anti-doping programs for teams representing Australia at the highest level of competition.

The Australian Government is fully committed to supporting Australia’s Olympic and Paralympic teams and wants the world to know that our athletes belong to a culture free from doping in which performance is based on an athlete’s talent, determination, courage and honesty.

Senator Arbib said we want to be able to look upon our athletes wearing the green and gold in London with pride knowing they‘ve undergone rigorous anti-doping testing.

Adding their support to today’s announcement was Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates AC and Australian Paralympic Committee President Greg Hartung. Both organisations understand the ongoing threat doping poses to sport and are completely behind the anti-doping efforts in place for their teams leading up to London.

ASADA’s chief executive Aurora Andruska said ASADA will draw on more than 20 years of anti-doping experience to provide world’s best practice deterrence, detection and enforcement programs for teams heading to London this year.

Read the Minister for Sport’s media release