About Anti-Doping (including WADA Code and ASADA)
The AVF aims to stop doping practices in sport by:
- (a) imposing effective sanctions on Persons who commit Anti-Doping Rule violations;
- (b) educating and informing Persons about drugs in sport issues: and
- (c) supporting the drug Testing programs and education initiatives of ASADA and other Anti-Doping Organisations
For more information regarding the AVF's position on anti-doping please read the AVF Anti Doping Policy
Phasing-out of ATUEs
Throughout 2009, Abbreviated Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ATUEs) have been phased out. From 1 January 2010, athletes may instead be required to apply for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) from ASDMAC. For further information relating to TUEs, please refer to the ASADA website (http://asada.gov.au/index.html) and the ASDMAC website (http://www.asdmac.gov.au/).
Updated 2010 Prohibited List
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2010 Prohibited List which will come into effect on 1 January 2010. The Prohibited List is an international standard that outlines the substances and methods that are prohibited in sport.
Please find attached a summary of significant changes for your convenience. Please pay particular attention to the following key changes.
- The status of salbutamol and salmeterol (used for the treatment of asthma). Therapeutic use of inhaled salbutamol (maximum 1600 micrograms per day) and salmeterol will not be prohibited as of 1 January 2010 with a declaration of use.
- Supplemental oxygen (hyperoxia) will no longer be prohibited.
- The status of platelet-derived preparations (such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), ‘blood spinning’) has been clarified by WADA. It will be prohibited when administered by intramuscular route, but other routes of administration will require a declaration of use.
- Pseudoephedrine will be reintroduced to the Prohibited List and will be prohibited above 150 micrograms per millilitre.
These changes are effective from 1 January 2010. If you have any questions regarding the new Prohibited List, please contact ASADA on 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232).
For further information relating to anti-doping, please refer to the ASADA website -http://asada.gov.au/index.html
- Athlete Wherabouts (Available from the ASADA website)
- Retirement (official retirement form for VTA athletes)
- TUEs (Therapuetic Use Exemptions Forms - eg asthma sufferers to complete)
- Online Medications List (medications status list for use by athletes)
- Key Changes to the 2010 Prohibited List
Anti Doping Hotline: 1800 020 506