Australian Crime Commission’s report on Organised Crime and Drugs in Sport – Tuesday 12 January – Click Here
2013 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods
The 2013 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available. Click here to view the list. This List will take effect on January 1, 2013. If you have any enquiries or questions in the first instance please contact ASADA on 1300 027 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ASADA introduces Athlete Biological Passport for Australian athletes
The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is introducing an Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) into Australian sport from 1 July 2012.
What is an Athlete Biological Passport
The ABP is an electronic record of an athlete's biological values that is developed over time from multiple collections of blood samples.
The ABP differs from traditional detection methods by looking for the effects of blood doping rather than detecting the prohibited substances or methods used. The advantage of this approach is the biological effects of a performance-enhancing agent are commonly present and detectable for a longer period than the agent itself.
Contaminated meat warning for athletes competing or training in China, Mexico, and countries in the European Union
In November 2011 the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released an advisory cautioning that meat in China and Mexico could be contaminated with clenbuterol. The following month UK Anti-Doping advised that, while stringent EU rules are in place to prevent clenbuterol contamination of meat, athletes should be wary of consuming large quantities of liver in this region.
It is important that Australian athletes competing or training in these locations are aware of the information in these advisories, particularly in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Under WADA’s principle of strict liability, athletes are responsible for any prohibited substance found in their body even if it is ingested inadvertently.
Further information can be found on the ASADA blog - asada.govspace.gov.au
Changes to the WADA 2012 Prohibited List
Swimming Australia has released a Practical Guide for Swimmers who compete at Open State, Open National and International FINA sanctioned events. We ask that all swimmers and support personnel familiarise themselves with these changes relating to asthma medications and new TUE requirements.
WADA Prohibited List 2012 - effective 1 January 2012
WADA Prohibited List 2012: Practical Advice - effective 1 January 2012
FINA Therapeutic Use Exemption form (for all swimmers in the FINA Registered Testing Pool; and/or those swimmers who compete internationally at FINA sanctioned events) -
ASDMAC Therapeutic Use Exemption form (for all swimmers in the ASADA Registered Testing Pool and Domestic Testing Pool; and those who compete at National Long Course and Short Course Swimming Championships)
If still uncertain, athletes and support personnel are advised to check substances and find out more about banned substances and methods online through ASADA (www.asada.gov.au), or call the ASADA Hotline on 1300 027 232
All FINA and ASDMAC forms need to be returned to:
Swimming Australia Limited
Attention: Dane O'Donnell
PO Box 3286, Belconnen, ACT 2617
Fax: +61 2 6219 5614
Asthma Medications - effective 1 January 2012
Pseudoephedrine - effective 1 January 2010
ASADA Check Your Substances Tool
- Find out if your medications and substances are permitted or prohibited.
- Get educated about anti-doping in sport. Sign up to Pure Performance Online today!
Athlete Testing Guide
- Understand what will happen during and after a testing session, and your rights and responsibilities in relation to testing.
FINA Registered Testing Pool Athletes (International RTP):
All swimmers in the international RTP are required to submit their whereabouts information to FINA including:
- Permanent mailing address
- Residential address
- One-hour testing time
- Regular training schedule, including times and locations
Swimming Australia will notify a swimmer of their inclusion in FINA's RTP prior to the start of every Quarter. Athletes are required to submit their whereabouts to FINA using the Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS)
ASADA Registered Testing Pool Athletes (Domestic RTP):
All swimmers in ASADA's RTP are required to provide accurate and up-to-date information on their whereabouts. Athletes on the domestic RTP will be informed in writing by ASADA and given an outline on how to provide location information using the Athlete Whereabouts Online System (AWOS)
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