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Anti-doping

TIS POSITION STATEMENT - DRUGS IN SPORT

The TIS condemns the use of Prohibited Substances and Methods in sport. The Use of Prohibited Substances and Methods is contrary to the ethics of sport and potentially harmful to the health of Athletes.

The only legitimate use of Prohibited Substances and Methods is under a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) issued in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International TUE Standard. Follow this link to obtain the current TUE application form: http://www.asdmac.gov.au/ 

The TIS aims to stop Doping practices in sport by:

  • educating and informing athletes and all associated personnel about drugs in sport issues;
  • supporting the drug testing programs and education initiatives of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), Australian Sports Commission (ASC), National Sporting Organisations (NSO) and other Anti-Doping Organisations; and
  • recognising effective sanctions on Persons who commit Anti-Doping Rule Violations.

The TIS recognises and adopts as relevant in this Policy the anti-doping policies of ASC and relevant NSOs. The TIS recognises that these anti-doping policies are World Anti-Doping Code (Code) compliant. TIS Persons bound under those anti-doping policies are also bound by this Policy. For example, an Athlete who holds a scholarship with the TIS and who also holds a scholarship with the AIS will be bound by this Policy and the ASC anti-doping policy. The Athlete will also be bound by the anti-doping policy of their NSO. Similarly an Athlete Support Personnel who holds positions with the TIS, AIS, an NSO or an International Federation (IF) will be bound by all four anti-doping policies. TIS employees and other personnel who are not bound by the anti-doping policies of ASC and/or an NSO will be bound by this Policy as set out below.

This Policy reflects and adopts the anti-doping policies of ASC and NSOs and their interpretation, operation and application unless expressed otherwise below.

TIS athletes, athlete support personnel, employees and persons who are bound by the anti-doping policies of ASC and/or their NSOs are considered by the TIS to have read and understood those anti-doping policies which apply to them. The TIS considers such Persons to be aware of their obligations under these anti-doping policies. The relevant anti-doping policies are available on the ASC and relevant NSOs’ websites.

The TIS Anti-Doping Policy (updated 1 January 2015) is available by clicking on the following link: TIS Anti-Doping Policy

ASADA have developed vital resource for athletes, coaches, administrators and others involved in sport. These are all available on-line at the ASADA web-site www.asada.gov.au.

The ASADA site has substance fact sheets, media releases and position statements. ASADA regularly updates its website with relevant and interesting anti-doping information.

Most National Sporting Federations prohibit the use of substances and methods outlined in the World Anti-Doping Code Prohibited List. However some National sporting Organisations may make variations to that list. The Prohibited List will be reviewed and updated annually. 

  • The 2015 Prohibited List has been released, view the summary of rule changes here.

It is the responsibility of all athletes to be aware of which substances and methods are prohibited by their sport. There are a number of substances and methods which are banned by most national sporting organisations. This Prohibited List is published and revised by the WADA and is as described in The World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and is available on the WADA website: click here.

With the ever increasing emphasis being placed on successful sporting performances it is imperative that the Tasmanian Government play its part in ensuring the use of performance enhancing drugs is completely eradicated.


For more details:

Alisa Denne
Manager Sports Programs
EmailAlisa.Denne@tis.tas.gov.au

Brendan Long
Sport Program Coordinator
EmailBrendan.Long@tis.tas.gov.au