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Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA)

Australia’s national anti-doping organisation, ASADA, is responsible for implementing an effective program consistent with international requirements and Australian legislation.

Vision:

Clean, fair sport.

Mission:

To protect clean sport through engagement, deterrence, detection and enforcement.

Purpose:

The purpose of ASADA is to protect the health of athletes and the integrity of Australian sport through engagement, deterrence, detection and enforcement activities aimed at minimising the risk of doping.

How ASADA achieves their purpose:

To achieve their purpose ASADA provides the Australian sporting community with a range of activities:

  • Engagement: Strengthening relationships internally and externally to build anti-doping capabilities and harden the environment against doping in sport.
  • Deterrence: Minimising the risk of doping through education, communications and testing.
  • Detection: Gathering intelligence, targeted testing, and investigation of possible breaches of the anti-doping rules.
  • Enforcement: Managing possible anti-doping violations and presenting cases at hearings and appeals.

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Last reviewed: October 2017

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Medical emergencies and hospital visits | Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority - ASADA

Emergency treatment should be carried out as medically appropriate and considerations of the need for a TUE can be done after the medical issue is dealt with.There is a category of TUEs for these situations called retroactive where the application is made after the treatment is started.

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Substances | Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority - ASADA

Check your substances

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) | Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority - ASADA

ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are the key features of ADHD. Medical management of ADHD will include behavioural therapy and in many cases medication.Status of medication in sportStimulant medications, such as Methylphenidate (e.g. Ritalin, Concerta) and Dexamphetamine (e.g. Vyvanse, lisdexamphetamine) are prohibited in-competition and require a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

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Prohibited substances and methods | Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority - ASADA

Athletes competing in sports governed by a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy need to be aware that they cant just take any drug or medication, or even use certain methods.[TOC]TheProhibited ListThe current version of the Prohibited List, along with modifications and monitoring program information is available on the WADA website.

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Current News | Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority - ASADA

The most recent media statements, Ministerial media statements and blogs

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Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) | Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority - ASADA

Athletes may at times need to use a prohibited medication to treat a legitimate medical condition.

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Testing guide | Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority - ASADA

Learn what will happen during and after a testing session.

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Growth Hormone Deficiency Childhood | Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority - ASADA

Growth Hormone deficiency refers to a disorder of the hypothalamus or pituitary gland in which Growth Hormone production is impaired. Treatment of Growth Hormone deficiency is by supplementation with Growth Hormone, which is prohibited at all times in sport.What information is required for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) application?ASDMAC will not consider granting a TUE without the following information:

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Adrenal Insufficiency | Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority - ASADA

Adrenal Insufficiency refers to a disorder of the adrenal glands in which steroid hormone (usually cortisol) production is impaired. Treatment of Adrenal Insufficiency generally requires the use of medication.Status of medication in sportGlucocorticoids are the mainstay of treatment and are prohibited in-competition.Fludrocortisone can be used in some cases of Adrenal Insufficiency and is also prohibited in-competition.

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Diabetes Insulin | Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority - ASADA

Diabetes mellitus is a long-term endocrine disorder, characterised by high blood glucose levels resulting from absolute or relative insulin deficiency. Diagnosis can be made at any age.Status of medication in sportInsulin is prohibited both in-and out-of-competition. (Note: Oral antidiabetics such as metformin are NOT prohibited)

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