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For the latest information on anti-doping and to access all appropriate forms and information, visit the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority at www.asada.gov.au. Further information can also be found on the WADA website.
WADA has released the 2013 Prohibited list which will come into effect on the 1 January 2013.
Below is a brief summary of the changes:
Rewording of section on Prohibited Methods
Section M1 will now includes all kinds of manipulation of blood and blood components. The title and body of M1 now reads: ‘Manipulation of Blood and Blood Components’
M2.3 has been deleted and is now included in this revised category under M1.3, which now reads “any form of intravascular manipulation of the blood or blood components by physical or chemical means.”
Section M3, which covers gene doping, has also been reworded to provide a more precise definition of this prohibited method.
Beta-blockers will no longer be prohibited in the following sports:
- Tenpin bowling
- Air sports
Clarification of stimulants
For more clarity under Section 6 Stimulants, All optical Isomers where relevant are prohibited.
Tapentadol has been added to the Monitory Program in 2013 under in-competition narcotics.
Mobile friendly formats
The prohibited list was introduced as an iphone app in 2011, In addition to English, French and Spanish. For 2013 the list will also have the capacity to be translated into other languages.
Please follow the below links for further clarification.
2013 Prohibited list
2013 Monitory Program
Q&A on the 2013 Prohibited list
Senior Project Officer - Anti-Doping Integrity
Australian Sports Commission
Tel: +61 2 6214 1994
Mob: +61 457 712 265
ASADA introduces Athlete Biological Passport for Australian athletes
The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is introducing an Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) into Australian sport from 1 July 2012.
What is an Athlete Biological Passport?
The ABP is an electronic record of an athlete's biological values that is developed over time from multiple collections of blood samples. The ABP differs from traditional detection methods by looking for the effects of blood doping rather than detecting the prohibited substances or methods used. The advantage of this approach is the biological effects of a performance-enhancing agent are commonly present and detectable for a longer period than the agent itself. Programs incorporating an ABP have been successfully implemented internationally.
A number of cases relying on the ABP have successfully been run through the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The ABP will be focused on Australia’s elite athletes; however, all athletes in ASADA’s testing jurisdiction should be aware they can be selected for ABP testing.
What it will mean for Australian athletes?
The program will affect the way Australian athletes provide blood samples and new testing procedures will be implemented to accommodate the ABP. The main differences to the current process will be:
- The ABP testing process will include a two-hour waiting period following training or competition.
- ASADA will be collecting information from athletes via a questionnaire, which will take about ten minutes to complete.
The questionnaire will also be used in ASADA’s traditional blood testing program, however, the two hour waiting period, following training or competition, will only apply to athletes tested under ABP conditions. Further information Full details of the testing process are available through ASADA’s revised Athlete Testing Guide, located on the ASADA website. Further information can also be found on ASADA’s website: www.asada.gov.au.
ASADA Get Educated
ASADA has launched an anti-doping education tool in which you can register to access information necessary for all members of Australia's sporting community. It provides everyone with the opportunity to learn about the key areas of anti-doping such as prohibited subtances and methods, therapeutic use exemptions, doping control and whereabouts. Click here to register.
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