Gymnastics Australia is committed to educating athletes, parents, coaches and support staff about the risks associated with the use of prohibited substances and doping methods in sport.
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is responsible for coordinating Australia's anti-doping program which helps protect your rights to compete on a level playing field free from banned doping practices.It is imperative that all athletes understand the requirements when it comes to sample collection conducted by ASADA. Any gymnast who is attending a National Championships may be subject to in competition testing.
Prohibited Substances & Methods
A full list of prohibited substances and methods can be found on the ASADA website - www.asada.gov.au. Alternatively you can contact the ASADA hotline on 1800 020 506 or seek clarification from your sports doctor.
Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE)
Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is an exemption that allows an athlete to use, for therapeutic purposes only, an otherwise prohibited substance or method (of administering a substance) which may be present during competition. Where an athlete is required by their doctor to take a substance which is listed as a prohibited substance, they must first seek a Therapeutic Use Exemption from the Australian Sport Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC). TUE applications must be submitted to ASDMAC and may take up to 30 days to process.
To check substances and apply for Therapeutic Use Exemptions please visit - www.asdmac.gov.au
Anti-Doping Organisations & Contacts
For futher information on anti-doping please contact one of the following organisations.
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) - www.asada.gov.au, 1800 020 506
Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC) - www.asdmac.gov.au
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) - www.wada-ama.org
Gymnastics Australia Chief Medical Officers:
Dr. Don McIntosh - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Kathy Yu - email@example.com