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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:
- as competitors at the novice, age group or elite level;
- as paid or volunteer coaches;
- as technical officials and event volunteers;
- as members of National, State and Club Boards and Committees
- 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
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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 website ASADA
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 e-Learning Course: ASADA E-LEARNING
ASADA Doping Prevention Videos (Education for athletes by athletes)
The videos feature Australian sports stars talking about anti-doping issues that might arise during their career. Importantly they were created by athletes, for athletes via Crossing the Line – an organisation focused on athlete welfare.
Each of the 28 videos are designed to prompt athletes, parents and coaches to think about the implications of doping, the options available to them and the importance of their support networks.
Videos can be found on the ASADA YouTube site ASADA YouTube site
ASADA Testing - What will happen during and after a testing session and your rights and responsibilities in relation to 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
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).
ASADA Anti-doping Current Sanctions
Under the World Anti-Doping Code there are 10 possible anti-doping rule violations. Anti-doping rule violations information can be located on the ASADA website.
International Triathlon Union Anti-Doping Sanction:
The prohibited list is available on the WADA website along with a summary of major modifications and monitoring program.
Check your Substances
Please remember that all athletes are responsible to check the status of any medication or substance prior to use.
Warning to all Triathlon Australia Members and Support Personnel
1. You are responsible for knowing what the anti-doping rule violations are.
2. You must find out which substances and methods are prohibited.
3. Ignorance is no excuse.
4. You must be aware of the rules of the Triathlon Australia Anti-Doping Policy.
5. The Triathlon Australia Anti-Doping Policy adopts the strict liability principle.
6. Athletes are responsible for anything found in their system.
7. You must be aware of the sanctions that could be applied to you in the Triathlon Australia Anti-Doping Policy
Sport Australia Integrity in Sport
ASC Integrity in Sport
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)