Media statement: Two-year sporting ban for East Perth Football Club player Kane Goodwin
10 January 2012
The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the final decision by the West Australian Football League’s Anti-Doping Tribunal to impose a two-year ban on East Perth Football Club player Kane Goodwin for the presence and use of clenbuterol and the presence of cocaine.
These prohibited substances were detected in a sample ASADA collected in-competition from Mr Goodwin on 30 April 2011 at Medibank Stadium, Perth.
Mr Goodwin’s ban, which was backdated to the commencement of his provisional suspension, means he is ineligible to participate, as an athlete or support person, in any sport that has adopted a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) compliant anti-doping policy until 30 May 2013.
Clenbuterol is classed as an S1 anabolic agent on WADA’s Prohibited List and is prohibited in and out-of-competition.
Unsupervised use of clenbuterol can worsen pre-existing heart conditions or hypertension, and there is a risk of overdose and stroke when used at high doses. It is a potentially dangerous drug that, as well as being banned under the Prohibited List, is not approved for human use in Australia.
Cocaine is classed as an S6 stimulant on the Prohibited List and is prohibited in-competition.
Generally, cocaine produces an intense ‘rush’ with users feeling a sense of euphoria, alertness, arousal, and increased confidence. Many users find the drug addictive and may face a number of short and long term health problems including an irregular heartbeat, chest pain, kidney failure, and seizures or stroke.
Any athletes unaware of their responsibilities are encouraged to seek additional information online at ASADA’s website