NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

Sport Integrity Australia replaced the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) as the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) in Australia on 1 July 2020.

Some of the key changes to the 2021 policy have been outlined below

  • A new Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV): it is an offence to discourage or retaliate against someone from reporting possible doping activities
  • Protected Persons: a new category of athletes who will be afforded flexibility in consequences and no mandatory public disclosure
  • Substances of Abuse: reduced sanctions for athletes who test positive for ‘Substances of Abuse’ i.e. some social drugs such as cocaine and cannabis.
  • Education: a stronger emphasis on education for all cohorts, as outlined in the new International Standard for Education.

For more details on the changes, please click here

WHAT IS THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING POLICY?

The Australian National Anti-Doping Policy reflects the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and amendments to Australian anti-doping legislation. The purpose of the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy is to have a single and consistent set of anti-doping rules across all sports in Australia.

This policy and the changes mentioned here come into effect on 1 January 2021.

You can read more about what the Australian National Anti-Doping policy here

eLearning

Sport Integrity Australia eLearning offers a number of online courses relating to sport integrity, including doping, match fixing, illicit drugs and ethical decision making. Specific anti-doping courses are also available for coaches, support persons, medical practitioners and parents

Sport Integrity app

The Sport Integrity app is a one-stop shop for all sport integrity needs, designed with athletes in mind. The app allows users to check whether their medications are banned in sport and find low risk supplements. The app is also a tool to raise concerns about things like doping or illicit drug use.

The app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple and Android app stores

WARNING TO ATHLETES AND ATHLETE SUPPORT PERSONNEL

You are responsible for knowing what the anti-doping rule violations are.

You must find out which substances and methods are prohibited.

Ignorance is no excuse.

All Individual athlete members are required to follow the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy. 

All competitive athletes must become a member of the Australian Functional Fitness Federation to compete in any event.  Athletes must read and sign that they agree to abide by the rules and regulations within the policy.

Please click the link below to access the full policy Australian National Anti-Doping Policy

Sports Integrity Australia Educational information can be found Here