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Anti-Doping


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:

1. The Sport Integrity Australia Website

2. Calling the following number 13 000 27232 

3. Emailing reporting@sportintegrity.gov.au

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.

Sport Integrity Australia maintains the national sport sanctions - violations list.

World Anti-Doping Agency 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods List

The 2021 World Ant-Doping Code will come into effect on the 1st of January 2021.

Sport Integrity Australia has provided a summary of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code changes and this information can be found here

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. 

Sport Integrity Australia Supplement Update 25th September 2020:

Changes introduced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in relation to certain sports supplements is good news for Australian athletes. 

The TGA has made a legislative change to help protect Australian consumers from the unsafe use of certain sports supplements. 

From 30 November 2020, in order for sports supplements with therapeutic claims containing higher-risk ingredients to be advertised and supplied, they must be included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. They must also meet legislated requirements that ensure the safety, quality and efficacy for medicines, including advertising. 

Under the change common sports supplement foods such as protein powders, nutrition bars and sports drinks will not be affected where they do not contain high-risk substances. 

The change only applies to those products that make claims relating to performance in sport, exercise or recreational activity and: 

  • contain ingredients that are higher-risk (such as those containing substances in a schedule to the Poisons Standard) or included in the World Anti-Doping Code’s Prohibited List), or 
  • are in a medicinal dosage form of a tablet, capsule or pill. 


While this is a positive step in helping to protect consumers through the greater regulation of products with higher risk ingredients, athletes must not become complacent. Even with these protections the anti-doping risk remains, and athletes need to remain diligent about using batch-testing products. 

For more information please visit the TGA website.