Anti-doping

THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE 

The World Anti-Doping Code (the Code) was first adopted in 2004 and is the document that harmonises regulations regarding anti-doping across all sports and all countries. 

The Code was never designed to be a document that stood still. As anti-doping developed, so would the ideas that would form future rules, regulations and policies. The fully collaborative review process involves the whole anti-doping community, all of whom seek to strengthen the Code for the benefit of athletes around the world.  

WADA began its third review of the Code in 2017. This was finalised in November 2019. The 2021 World Anti-Doping Code came into effect on 1 January 2021. 

ADOPTING THE CODE IN AUSTRALIA

Changes to the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code requires updates to the Anti-Doping policies adopted by Australian sports.

For athletes and others involved in sport, it is important to understand the changes and how they affect you. 

SUMMARY OF CODE CHANGES

To help explain the changes to the World Anti-Doping Code we have produced a poster summarising the main changes.

Sports Integrity Australia https://www.sportintegrity.gov.au/

Resources:

Sport Integrity Australia provides important resources for all participants in our sport.  These can be accessed using the following link.

https://www.sportintegrity.gov.au/resources

Education:

All players, coaches and support staff of IHNSW State teams are required to complete Anti-doping education.  Members of State teams will be advised as to the required courses to be undertaken.

Following is a list of recommended courses available to all participants and parents.

  • Clean Sport 101 Online Course (U16)
  • Anti-Doping Fundamentals (formerly Level 1 Anti-Doping) Online Course
  • Annual Update 2021 .. (formerly Level 2) Online Course
  • Introduction to Match Fixing Online Course
  • Illicit Drugs in Sport Online Course
  • Ethics – Ethical Decision Making Online Course
  • Coaches Online Course
  • Medical Practitioner Online Course
  • Parents’ Guide to Clean Sport Online Course

Sport Integrity Australia provides e-learning here https://elearning.sportintegrity.gov.au/blocks/androgogic_catalogue/index.php?c1=Course