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Revised APF Anti-Doping Policy - effective 1 January 2021

21 Dec 2020


NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

At the end of 2017, the World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA)began a processtorevisethe World Anti-Doping Code(the Code).The revised Codewillcome into force on 1 January 2021

Key changes: 

Some of the key changes include:   

  • A new Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV): it is an offence to discourage or retaliate against someone from reporting possible doping activities  
  • Protected Persons: a new category of athletes who will be afforded flexibility in consequences and no mandatory public disclosure  
  • Substances of Abuse: reduced sanctions for athletes who test positive for ‘Substances of Abuse’ i.e. some social drugs such as cocaine and cannabis.  
  • Education: a stronger emphasis on education for all cohorts, as outlined in the new International Standard for Education. 

 

Australian National Anti-Doping Policy 

With the changes coming, sports need to update their Anti-Doping Policies to ensure they comply with the new Code by 1 January 2021. 

For this policy update, the process will be different to previous policy updates in that we will be rolling out a single Australian NationalAnti-Doping Policyforsportsto adopt. The purpose of a single Australian National Anti-Doping Policy is to bring greater consistency for anti-doping rules across the sporting community.

The Australian National Anti-Doping Policy will be housed on the Sport Integrity Australia website. This means that sports will no longer have an individual Anti-Doping policy. 

For more details on the changes, please click here

T
o view the full Anti-Doping Policy,  please click here 

You can stay educated about Anti-Doping by downloading the ASADA Clean Sport App, available through the Apple App Store and Google Play.

The App is a one stop shop for Anti-Doping which includes tools to find low risk supplements, check if a medication is banned in sport, complete a virtual reality testing mission, give ASADA feedback, report doping and more.

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