Australian Powerlifting Union Ltd adopts AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING POLICY
3rd January 2021
The Australian National Anti-Doping Policy reflects the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and amendments to Australian anti-doping legislation. The purpose of the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy is to have a single and consistent set of anti-doping rules across all sports in Australia.
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.
Reference: David Sharpe (CEO Sport Integrity Australia) emailed by Sport Integrity Australia
Please familiarize yourself with AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING POLICY via content.cfm (powerlifting.org.au) OR Australian National Anti-Doping Policy | Sport Integrity Australia