Online Anti-Doping Courses & Ultra-Long and WOC nominations.
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Mace Neve at SILVA NOL Sprint in Adelaide. Shaun McDonough
ANTI-DOPING AGENCY (ASADA) - EDUCATION COURSES.
From 2013 ORIENTERING AUSTRALIA is making it MANDATORY for all runners
and riders in National League / National Series events to have undergone online
This means W/M 20 and W/M 21 elite classes.
All Australian team coaches and managers also must fulfil this
Other orienteers are also welcome and encouraged to do the courses.
-Education about this subject needs to be ongoing as changes occur
regularly re banned substances and testing methodologies.
-ASADA has reported a rise in “state level” athletes being sanctioned
for doping rule violations and testing can occur at any level, not just in the
-It is important that all orienteers are responsible in protecting their
own and Orienteering’s sporting integrity and thus we have a fair and level “playing
Level 1 Anti-Doping Course or Level 1 Fast Track Course (if confident of
Level 2 Anti-Doping Test – 2013
Basically everyone must do both of these.
IF you have already done Level 1 & it is still current, then you are
able to go straight to Level 2, which is much shorter than Level 1.
Level 2 will need to be done annually, by the end of February each year. This revises some core knowledge but also
introduces concepts which are new or changed in the past 12 months.
Learning Bite on ASADA’s
intelligence functions and powers.
In particular it covers how, even if you are not tested, you may be
sanctioned for trafficking, or importing substances from overseas. This applies to coaches and even parents. This
“bite” takes 5 minutes.
These courses can be accessed via the ASADA Pure Performance Online
learning system http://www.asada.gov.au/education/index.html
Then go to E-Learning in the
yellow box on the Right hand side.
You will need to create a log-in and password.
For 2013 – by APRIL 21st.
OA’s Anti-Doping Officer, (currently Kay Haarsma) simply rings the ASADA
Education Officer and will receive a list of all orienteers that have completed
You do not need to forward certificates, as in past years.
All team members of any Australian elite or junior team will be required
to have completed Level 1 & 2 within 7 days of selection, or else selection
will be withdrawn.
Orienteering Australia is not going to chase people on this – it’s your
responsibility as a committed athlete.
Kay Haarsma OA High Performance
ULTRA-LONG Champs nominations on Sat April 6th will close shortly - enter via Eventor. Open to elites and age groups alike.
WOC TEAM nominations close on March 29th. Form available under HP area - selection criteria 2013.