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

TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA 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.

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Sport Integrity Australia Important Anti-Doping Update 8th September 2021 - New rules around Glucocorticoid (GC) injections in-competition

Sport Integrity Australia have advised Triathlon Australia that from the 1st of January 2022, all Glucocorticoid (GC), “cortisone”, injections will be prohibited in-competition. This is a new ruling, making their classification consistent with oral GC preparations. 
GC injections are permitted out of competition, however, most commonly used GCs have a wash-out (clearance from the body) period of between three and five days while some types of GCs can stay in a person’s system for up to 60 days for intra-muscular injection. This means that some injections given before competition can be detected in an in-competition sample.

If an athlete requires a GC injection for legitimate medical purposes, they’ll need to check the Sport Integrity App for their Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) requirements and keep good medical records to enable a TUE application. Athletes are to always discuss any treatment with their doctor and check any medications they are taking on GlobalDRO.

To find out more you can download the Sport Integrity App, check the Sport Integrity Australia Website, email: or call 13 000 27232.

Sport Integrity Australia Athlete Fact Sheet and Flyer - (Excellent resource which explain these changes).

Sport Integrity Australia Glucocorticoids Factsheet Athlete

Sport Integrity Australia Glucocorticoids Flyer Athlete