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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.
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 and policies
Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework
Appendix A Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework Triathlon Australia Ethics and Integrity Committee Terms of Reference
Appendix B Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework Triathlon Australia Anti-Doping Policy - New update published 10th August 2020
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA INTEGRITY PARTNER - Sport integrity australia
Safeguarding THE INTEGRITY OF SPORT - THE aUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE WOOD REVIEW
On 5 August 2017, the then Minister for Sport, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, announced a review of Australia’s sports integrity arrangements to be led by the Hon. James Wood AO QC. The Wood Review was part of the development of the National Sport Plan – Sport 2030.
The Wood Review which was officially released on the 1st of August 2018 is the most comprehensive examination of sports integrity arrangements ever undertaken in Australia and presents 52 recommendations for consideration by the Australian Government. The Australian Government agrees with 22 of the recommendations, agrees in-principle with 12 and a further 15 are agreed in-principle for further consideration.
The centrepiece of the Wood Review recommendations is the formation of a single body to address sports integrity matters at a national level - a national sports integrity commission.
The Australian Government is committed to establishing an effective national capability to protect Australian sport from integrity threats. Accordingly, the recommended National Sports Integrity Commission (NSIC) will be established, initially to unite the nationally focused integrity work currently performed by the National Integrity of Sport Unit (NISU), the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and Sport Australia (formerly the Australian Sports Commission). This new body will be called Sport Integrity Australia. The agency will move towards a single point of responsibility for all national sports integrity matters and point of reference for all stakeholders, working in close co-operation with states and territories and across the sector.
Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport - The Australian Government Response to the Wood Review
Sport Integrity Australia
Sport Integrity Australia will implement Australia’s international obligations both under the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport and, once in force and binding on Australia, the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (Macolin Convention). In order to do this, Sport Integrity Australia will bring together the functions of the Australian Sports Anti‑Doping Authority, the National Integrity of Sport Unit, and the sports integrity functions of Sport Australia.
From the 1st of July 2020, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the National Integrity of Sport Unit (NISU) and the national integrity programs of Sport Australia will join forces to become one entity - Sport Integrity Australia.
Who is Sport Integrity Australia: Led by David Sharpe APM OAM, Sport Integrity Australia is the cornerstone of the Government's comprehensive sport integrity strategy: Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport. Sport Integrity Australia has been created to improve the integrity measures protecting Australian sport, the current functions of ASADA, NISU and the national integrity programs of Sport Australia will be combined to facilitate a single nationally coordinated organisation to address all sport integrity issues. All integrity functions currently performed by ASADA, NISU and Sport Australia will continue to take place under Sport Integrity Australia.
What will Sport Integrity Australia do: Sport Integrity Australia's remit is to provide advice and assistance to counter:
1. Use of prohibited substances and methods in sport
2. Abuse of children and other persons in a sporting environment
3. Manipulation of sporting competitions
4. Failure to protect members of sporting organisations and other persons in a sporting environment from bullying, intimidation, discrimination or harassment.
Sport Integrity Australia will focus on policy development, intelligence, investigations (primarily of doping cases), and education, outreach and capability building. The agency will continue to function as Australia's National Anti-Doping Organisation.
Sport Integrity Australia Website: Sport Integrity Australia
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA aNTI-DOPING
Sport Integrity Australia - Australia's National Anti-Doping Organisation
Sport Integrity Australia (formerly ASADA) is Australia's national anti-doping organisation established in 2006 by the Australian Government. The role of Sport Integrity Australia 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 Sport Integrity 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.
Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping Website Page: Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping Website
Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping e-Learning Course
The Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping e-Learning course is a free and easy-to-use online education tool featuring online courses, videos and learning updates. The Sport Integrity Australia 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.
Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping e-Learning Course: Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping e-Learning Course
Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping Clean Sport 101 (Online Education Course)
Clean Sport 101 is an introduction to Anti-Doping rules written in plain English. Designed for pathway athletes early in their careers, unlikely to be tested, and community/grassroots levels.
Clean Sport 101:
# 15 minutes to complete
# The course is FREE to undertake
# Clean Sport 101 is important for ANYONE (athlete, coaches, support personnel & parents) in sport to get a snapshot of the anti-doping rules that all sports have within their rules – no matter the age or level of competition
# Clean Sport 101 is aimed at a comprehension level of ages 12-13 and above.
Triathlon Australia suggests all members (aged from age 12 and above) to complete this new online education course, including junior members, non-competing members, coach members, technical officials and adult competing members.
Please click on this link to access the brand-new Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping online education course Clean Sport 101
Sport Integrity Australia 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 Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping YouTube site Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping YouTube
Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping Athlete Testing Information
Any athlete may be required to provide a Sample at any time and at any place with a valid request by a Sport Integrity Australia official (or an official acting on behalf of Sport Integrity Australia) for testing. Evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection during or after notification could result in an athlete receiving a sanction. The penalty for evading, refusing or failing to provide a sample upon a valid request may be the same as providing a sample that contains a prohibited substance.
Sport Integrity Australia’s doping control program complies with the World-Anti-Doping Code, the International Standard for Testing and Investigation (ISTI), the Sport Integrity Australia Act 2020 and the Sport Integrity Australia Regulations 2020 including the National AntiDoping (NAD) scheme.
Testing can occur either In-Competition or Out-of-Competition such as at an athlete’s training venue or home address. Testing is often carried out with No Advance Notice and sample collection can include the collection of urine, blood or both.
Further information on athlete testing, who can be tested, athletes rights, athletes responsibilities can be found on the Sport Integrity Australia Website under Athlete Testing
Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping 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.
Sport Integrity Australia 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.
Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping Athlete Testing Guide
Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping Intelligence
From just a single tip-off by a member of the public, Sport Integrity Australia can start gathering intelligence on an athlete or support person. Tip-offs can be submitted through a secure online form, or by calling the Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping 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 following means:
2. Calling the following number 13 000 27232
3. Emailing email@example.com
Sport Integrity Australia 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 Sport Integrity Australia Website.
World Anti-Doping Agency 2020 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods List
The World Anti-Doping Agency has published the 2020 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List), the 2020 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes and the 2020 Monitoring Program.
The 2020 WADA Prohibited Substances and Methods List, which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) on 23 September 2019 and comes into force on the 1st of January 2020.
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
CHECK YOUR SUBSTANCES - Medications and or Substances
Please remember that all athletes are responsible to check the status of any medication or substance prior to use.
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA illicit drugs
The ‘Illicit Drugs in Sport’ (IDIS) Online Education Program is an Australian Government initiative to assist Australian sporting organisations to educate their members of the harms associated with illicit drugs.
The IDIS program seeks to provide practical tools and strategies to assist athletes, coaches and sports administrators to make appropriate choices when faced with illicit drug issues in their sport through the following courses:
- IDIS Athlete course: follows the story of four athletes who have it all in front of them and demonstrates the impact of their decisions.
- IDIS Coaches course: provides the skills and knowledge coaches need to help athletes, set a behavioural standard, monitor it and take remedial action.
- IDIS Officer course: provides the resources for sports administrators to implement an Illicit Drugs in Sport program within their sport.
- IDIS Presenter course: provides the resources required to deliver illicit drugs workshops for sporting organisations.
- IDIS Athlete Role Model course: provides resources athletes need to deliver a IDIS workshop.
This program is part of the Australian Government’s Sports Integrity Program and reinforces the Government’s strong commitment to the protection of sports integrity at all levels of competition, and to combat illicit drug use in all parts of the community.
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA MEMBER PROTECTION
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA AND STATE AND TERRITORY TRIATHLON ASSOCIATIONS MEMBER PROTECTION CONTACTS
If you would like to speak to a staff member in relation to a member protection issue please contact your State and Territory Executive Director first as noted in the Triathlon Australia Member Protection Policy:
Triathlon New South Wales - Adam Wicks Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Triathlon Australian Capital Territory - Craig Johns Email: email@example.com
Triathlon Victoria - Grant Cosgriff Email: Grant.Cosgriff@vic.triathlon.org.au
Triathlon Tasmania - Maree Blackaby Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Triathlon South Australia - Jesse Mortensen Email: email@example.com
Triathlon Western Australia - Ashleigh Apps Email: Ashleigh.Apps@wa.triathlon.org.au
Triathlon Northern Territory - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Triathlon Queensland - Tim Harradine Email: email@example.com
Triathlon Australia Member Protection Officer - Tim Harradine Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPORT INTEGRITY AUSTRALIA MEMBER PROTECTION RESOURCES
National Office for Child Safety: The National Office for Child Safety (the National Office) provides national leadership, working across governments and sectors, to deliver national policies and strategies to enhance children’s safety and reduce future harm to children.
National Office for Child Safety
Play by the Rules: Play by the Rules is a unique collaboration between Sport Australia, Australian Human Rights Commission, all state and territory departments of sport and recreation, all state and territory anti-discrimination and human rights agencies, the Office of the Children's Guardian (NSW) and the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW. These partners promote Play by the Rules through their networks, along with their own child safety, anti-discrimination and inclusion programs.
Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.
Play by the Rules
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA Match fixing
Match-fixing is when someone influences the course or result of a sports event. They do this to gain advantage for themselves or for others, and to remove the uncertainty normally associated with sport. Match-fixing can be done by athletes, teams, agents, support staff, referees and officials or venue staff.
It can happen in any of the following deliberate ways:
- fixing the result
- fixing the points spread
- an athlete’s under-performance,
- an athlete’s withdrawal (also known as ‘tanking’ or ‘manipulation’ and ‘experimenting’)
- an official’s deliberate misapplication of the rules
- interference with the play or playing surface
- abuse of inside information to place a bet
SPORT INTEGRITY AUSTRALIA MATCH-FIXING RESOURCES
Sport Integrity Australia has developed the Keep Sport Honest eLearning program to cover the following key areas:
- what is match-fixing in sport—history and examples
- the growth of sports betting and why match-fixing has become a significant threat to the integrity of sport
- how match-fixing can ruin careers and endanger lives
- how match fixers may target athletes, officials and other relevant people
- addictions—a gateway to corruption
- how to protect athletes, officials and other relevant persons from corruption and their reporting requirements
- code of conduct requirements and other integrity tools, and
- support and counselling options.
sport integrity australia - rAISE A concern
If you have witnessed or have knowledge of a matter that raises concern or you think requires further consideration, you can help. Sport Integrity Australia provides an online form to report any sport integrity related matter that you feel threatens the integrity of Australian sport, teams or individuals. This can include doping, corruption, fraud, match fixing, harassment (including sexual harassment), discrimination, child protection, or any other form of misconduct.
Whether you are an athlete, support person, match official, club administrator, or even a parent, you can help play an essential role in protecting Australian sport.
All information is important and the more detail you provide about the incident the better. Sport Integrity Australia strongly encourages you to include as much relevant information as you can as this will help determine the most appropriate course of action.
All information included in the Sport Integrity Australia form is transmitted via secure networks and processes. Sport Integrity Australia legislation ensures that all information, including any personal details you may wish to provide, is treated as confidential and managed in accordance with strict privacy principles.
If there is an immediate threat to an individual’s life, then contact your local law enforcement agency or dial ‘000’. Sport Integrity Australia is not equipped or able to assist in emergency situations.
Sport Integrity Australia Confidential Raise a Concern Online Form
Sport Integrity Australia Confidential Hotline: 13 000 272 32