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02 MARCH 2012

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is passing on advisories from international anti-doping organisations to Australian athletes competing or training in China, Mexico, and countries in the European Union regarding clenbuterol.

In November 2011 the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released an advisory cautioning that meat in China and Mexico could be contaminated with this prohibited substance. The following month UK Anti-Doping advised that, while stringent EU rules are in place to prevent clenbuterol contamination of meat, athletes should be wary of consuming large quantities of liver in this region.

 
It is important that Australian athletes competing or training in these locations are aware of the information in these advisories, particularly in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Under WADA’s principle of strict liability, athletes are responsible for any prohibited substance found in their body even if it is ingested inadvertently.
 
All the relevant information can be found in the ASADA blog - asada.govspace.gov.au
 
Call ASADA on 13 000 ASADA (27232) or email asada@asada.gov.au with your anti-doping questions.
 
General anti-doping information can also be found on ASADA’s:
 

 

15 FEBRUARY 2012

 
Since the Clean Sport campaign was introduced in 2009, there has been a marked reduction in positive cases involving Banned (doping) Substances and an increase in education and awareness of the issues in our community. However, the fight against doping will not stop and must be kept at the forefront of our minds and reinforced through ongoing Athlete education. This is particularly important in an Olympic year when protecting the integrity of our sport is absolutely paramount.
 
 
Below is a summary from the FEI of Prohibited Substances found in Horses in 2011. There were 13 cases involving Banned Substances detected in 2011 with 8 different Banned Substances found and 39 Controlled Medication cases in 2011 (most of which were eligible for the Fast Track procedure) arising from 13 different Controlled Medication substances. (The Banned Substances are highlighted in the chart below.)

2011 FEI Prohibited Substance Statistics

 

1 January 2011

Via the FEI , WADA has advised that all of the below do not require a Declaration of Use (DoU) nor a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) form anymore as these substances and methods are no longer on the Prohibited List as of January 1, 2011.
 
 
a. Salbutamol or salmeterol by inhalation;
b. Glucocorticosteriods administered by intramuscular, periarticular, peritendinous, epidural, intradermal and inhalation routes;
c. Platelet derived preparations (e.g. Platelet Rich Plasma, “blood spinning”) or similar substances administered by other than intramuscular route (.e.g. peritendinous) (Note that intramuscular still requires a TUE).
 
 
In other words, there are NO instances now in which a Declaration of Use is required. However, the athlete has to list all of the substances taken in the last seven days on the Doping Control Form, at the time of testing.
 

 

7 November 2010

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has recently warned all Australian athletes and coaches about the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine, following a spate of positive doping tests both in Australia and overseas. Methylhexaneamine was added to the WADA banned substance list in 2010.

 AIS Sports Nutrition has compiled the following advice in relation to this substance....more

 

Other Links
 World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) website
 Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) website

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