As the end of the year is fast approaches Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) have released three updates.
- Annual Course update – now released
- 2021 World Anti-Doping Code – comes into effect 1 January 2021 (the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy has now been adopted by OA)
- 2021 Prohibited List changes – effective 1 January 2021
Annual Update 2021
Sport Integrity Australia’s Annual Update 2021 course (formerly Level 2) is now live and available on Sport Integrity Australia’s eLearning platform. As well as anti-doping rule updates and changes to the World Anti-Doping Code, the new course also includes information on match-fixing, illicit drug use and safeguarding in sport. The Annual Update 2021 can be accessed by anyone who has already completed the Level 1 course, which is also available on the eLearning site.
If anyone has any questions about the course or any of Sport Integrity Australia’s online courses, please contact the Sport Integrity Australia’s Education Team.
2021 World Anti-Doping Code
This year the anti-doping rulebook has been updated (this only happens around every five years). There are a number of key changes in relation to the in-competition period, sanctions for some illicit drug cases and people who admit to doping, plus a new rule violation to protect people who report doping.
A poster is attached which summarises the key changes for athletes.
2021 Prohibited List
Each year, WADA publishes the Prohibited List, which identifies the substances and methods that are prohibited in sport. The 2021 Prohibited List, which will come into effect on 1 January 2021, has some changes for illicit drug substances and IVs.
The List is available on WADA’s website along with a summary of major modifications and Monitoring Program. State affiliates, athletes, team managers, medical officials and other support persons need to be aware of the Prohibited List updates, and it is the athletes responsibility to check the status of any medication or substance prior to use. These changes are incorporated in the Annual Update course, but the SIA science team has also put together a fact sheet with the main changes to the Prohibited List.
Sport Integrity Australia, created in June 2020, brings together the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the National Integrity of Sport (NISU) and the national integrity programs of Sport Australia as one entity providing national coordination and streamlined support to sports.