ANTI DOPING – IT’S JUST NOT ABOUT TESTING

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Anti-doping in sports ? it?s not just about testing! Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRV?s) apply to athletes playing local as well as elite players. In fact a number of athletes from state and club level competitions have been sanctioned for ADRV?s.  For example, athletes have ordered prohibited substances from overseas and have been intercepted by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. This information was passed on to ASADA for investigation. In recent months, the question around the role of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) in intelligence gathering and investigating possible doping infringements has be asked by a number of athletes and sports. In response to these questions, the ASADA Education Team has produced a learning update on the Intelligence Functions of ASADA which is available in the eLearning section of the ASADA website as well as a Vodcast on the ASADA YouTube channel and Facebook page. It?s always worth remembering, you don?t need to be tested to be found in breach of the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code).  A positive doping test is only one of eight ADRV?s an athlete or support person can commit under the Code.  You can find out about the eight ADRV?s here: http://www.asada.gov.au/rules_and_violations/process.html Remember: You are responsible for what enters your body, no one else. These rules apply to all levels of athlete, including YOU! Australian Customs and Border Protection Service passes on information to ASADA for possible investigation. To find out more, go to: ASADA eLearning and do the online course http://www.asada.gov.au/education/index.html the ASADA Facebook and YouTube pages to watch the Vodcast [insert URL?s]. the ASADA website http://www.asada.gov.au  

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