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4-15 April 2018

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Integrity In Triathlon (Anti-Doping, Member Protection, Match Fixing)

TA Integrity Framework

Maintaining the integrity of the sport of triathlon in Australia is of utmost importance to Triathlon Australia and to our State and Territory Triathlon Associations.

The release of the Australian Crime Commission’s “Organised Crime and Drugs in Sport” report in February 2013, outlining the doping and match fixing issues permeating Australian sport, and recent systemic issues revealed in both professional and Olympic sports has highlighted the need for sporting organisations to be vigilant in their approach to the prevention of integrity failures, particularly with respect to doping and race-fixing. This framework consists of essential policies and programs which will contribute to protecting the integrity of the sport of triathlon in Australia.

The purpose of the Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework is to:

  • Enable our elite athletes, age group athletes and all race participants to compete in a sport which is free of performance enhancing substances and methods.
  • Enable our stakeholders, media and general public to be spectators at events which are genuine contests, free of race-fixing and illegal betting.
  • Enable the members of our broad triathlon community to participate in, and enjoy a sport which is free from harassment, intimidation or other behaviours which fail to respect their rights as a member of the sport community.

    This Triathlon Australia Integrity framework applies to the whole triathlon community: annual members, one day members, participants, staff and volunteers involved in any of the following areas:
  1. as competitors at the novice, age group or elite level;
  2. as paid or volunteer coaches;
  3. as technical officials and event volunteers;
  4. as members of National, State and Club Boards and Committees
  5. as staff members of National and State Associations

The scope of the framework is guided by the following definition of sports integrity recently adopted by the Commonwealth Government’s National Integrity of Sport Unit:

Sports Integrity is the manifestation of the ethics and values which promote community confidence in sport, including:

  • fair and honest performances and outcomes, unaffected by illegitimate enhancements or external interests; and
  • positive conduct by athletes, administrators, officials, supporters and other stakeholders, on and off the sporting arena, which enhances the reputation and standing of the sporting contest and of sport overall


Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework Policies

Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework

Appendix A Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework Triathlon Australia Ethics and Integrity Committee Terms of Reference

Appendix B Triathlon Australia Anti-Doping Policy

Appendix C Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework Triathlon Australia Pure Performance Declaration Policy

Appendix D Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework Triathlon Australia Sports Science and Sports Medicine Best Practice Principles

Appendix E Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework Triathlon Australia Illicit Drugs Policy

Appendix F Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework Triathlon Australia Match Fixing Policy

Appendix G Triathlon Australia Member Protection Policy


Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority (ASADA)

ASADA is Australia's national anti-doping organisation established in 2006 by the Australian Government. The role of ASADA is to develop a sporting culture in Australia that is free from doping, and where an athlete's performance is purely dependent on talent, determination, courage and honesty. The ASADA website provides information for all Triathlon Australia members which includes the prohibited substance list, therapeutic use exemptions, e-learning, check your substances, athlete whereabouts and report doping.


ASADA e-Learning Course

The ASADA e-Learning course is a free and easy-to-use online education tool featuring online courses, videos and learning updates. The ASADA Level 1 Anti-Doping course covers the key areas of anti-doping such as prohibited substances and methods, Therapeutic Use Exemptions, doping control and whereabouts. 

ASADA e-Learning Fact Sheet - This fact sheet provides excellent information including what is the e-Learning course, how to log into the e-Learning course, what is in the course and some facts and questions to assist you. ASADA e-Learning Facts Sheet 2017


ASADA Testing

Sample collection (also known as doping control or drug testing) is an essential part of promoting and protecting doping-free sport. It is the process to detect and/or deter the use of a prohibited substance, or prohibited method, by an athlete.

ASADA has produced a fantastic resource which is designed to help athletes understand what will happen during and after a testing session and your rights and responsibilities in relation to testing.

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Athlete Testing Guide

ASADA Intelligence

From just a single tip-off by a member of the public, ASADA can start gathering intelligence on an athlete or support person. Tip-offs can be submitted through a secure online form, or by calling the ASADA hotline. These pieces of information can be as simple as seeing something suspicious, or overhearing people talk about doping.

Doping can be reported confidentially via the ASADA website, or by calling 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232). 


Today, ASADA has issued a warning about a banned substance called Higenamine which is being found in supplements sold around Australia.

In the last year alone, 13 athletes have tested positive to the substance and have faced anti-doping sanctions as a result.

This is the second time ASADA has warned athletes about this substance so it is important that you take this seriously.

The full warning is available here:

It includes the names of some supplements known to include Higenamine, as well as ways to reduce the risk of testing positive.

If you have any questions you can contact ASADA on 13 000 ASADA or

Australian Sports Commission Integrity in Sport 

The Australian Sports Commission aims to build the capacity and capability of sport to provide safe, fair and inclusive sporting environments for the sector. 

ASC Integrity in Sport

Education Programs

Australian Government Department of Health Illicit Drugs in Sport Online Education 

Australian Government National Integrity of Sport Unit Anti-Match Fixing e-learning

Australian Sports Commission Play by the Rules online training courses (Child Protection, Complaint Handling, Harassment and Discrimination and Member Protection Information Officer training)