The Use of Drugs in Sport will cover the following topics:
- Domestic (ASADA) and International (WADA) anti-doping legislation;
- Testing obligations, rules, and procedures; and
- Infringement penalties and appeals.
This module will only be applicable to participants who are interested in working in sports agency. Doping in sport is an increasing issue in modern sports in Australia and internationally. This became increasingly apparent with the NRL doping scandal of 2012 and the downfall of American cyclist Lance Armstrong. It is necessary that sports agents have a clear understanding of what rules and regulations govern the sport their athlete competes in. A positive test can sideline an athlete for two years or more, and will drastically change or even end their career. This module explores the policies of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Australian Sport Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). An understanding of these regulations will allow an agent to advise their client on what practices to avoid and inform them of the penalties for breaching anti-doping regulations.
Adam Sigley, from Sports Drug Testing International was our presenter for this Module at the Gold Coast Expert Presenter sessions.