ATHLETICS AUSTRALIA ANTI-DOPING POLICY AND SUPPLEMENT POLICY
As an athlete, YOU are responsible for what you ingest, inject or eat. It is up to YOU to know what substances are safe. Sometimes food, drinks, supplements and even medication prescribed by a doctor when you are unwell can contain banned substances. As Athletics North Queensland is a registered Member Association of Athletics Australia, all affiliated ANQ clubs must follow the rules and regulations of Athletics Australia. As a registered member of an ANQ Club you fall into this category. This means that as an athlete competing in certain competitions in Australia you may be chosen to be drug tested by Sport Integrity Australia.
Athletics Australia have developed an Anti-Doping Policy and a Supplement Policy that YOU, your parents and coaches should be familiar with. Ignorance and a lack of awareness is not an excuse. It is important to be well informed about what your rights and obligations are as an athlete.
If you are ever called upon to provide a sample it is important that you are familiar with the process involved. Sport Integrity Australia have created a video of what to expect if you are chosen for a drug test. Please click on the link to watch the video and read further to view the policies. We have also provided a written version of the process involved called ”Athlete Guide to Sample Collection” and information about Therapeutic Use Exemptions. A Therapeutic Use Exemption is an exemption that allows an athlete to use, for therapeutic purposes only, an otherwise prohibited substance or method (of administering a substance).
To learn more about Drugs in Sport we have created a link to the Sports Integrity Australia website where you can complete anti-doping education courses for FREE.
As an athlete it is important to be aware of issues that are considered to lack integrity or be unethical such as doping, discrimination and unethical behaviour. As a result an e-book by Sport Integrity Australia relating to integrity in sport has been included on this page.
Sport Integrity Australia App – The Sport Integrity app was developed by Sport Integrity Australia to help Australian athletes compete clean. Simply download the App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to access useful information.
Below are free Sport Integrity Australia Training Courses. These are recommended for general knowledge and particular for those athletes that may be looking to compete at high level competitions. Learn more about clean sport and anti-doping and sport integrity. All you need to do is click onto the Sport Integrity Australia website link below, click on “Find Courses” and enrol.
Clean Sport 101
An introduction to Anti-Doping rules written in plain English. Designed for pathway athletes early in their careers, unlikely to be tested, and community/grassroots levels.
Parents’ Guide to Clean Sport
Designed to teach parents of young athletes about the Anti-Doping rules, doping risks, healthy sport culture, nutrition and the risks of supplement use.
Anti-Doping Fundamentals Course (Previously Level 1)
Comprehensive anti-doping education designed for all athletes and support personnel participating in competitive sport
Annual Update 2021 (Previously Level 2)
This course is for athletes and support personnel who need to stay up to date on the latest integrity information. This course is updated annually to reflect current trends in anti-doping and broader integrity issues. A badge is issued upon completion and expires on 31st December each year. A pre-requisite for this course is the successful completion of Anti-Doping Fundamentals (previously Level 1) course