Integrity Blog

  • 29 April 2020

    How a nine-month sanction from sport changed marathon runner Cassie Fien’s life.

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  • 24 February 2020

    Developed in collaboration with Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) and United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Clean Sport 101 is the result of an ongoing global partnership designed to enhance anti-doping education worldwide.

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  • 18 February 2020

    Due to the risk of prohibited substance GW1516, the Sport Integrity Australia would like to again warn athletes about the dangers it poses to your health.

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  • 20 December 2019

    Clinical trials on the Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM) Andarine (S4) have been discontinued and it is not approved for human use.

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  • 12 December 2019

    Sport Integrity Australia’s Level 2 2020 eLearning Course is now available online for athletes, support personnel and other members of the Australian sporting community.

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  • 29 October 2019

    Despite being marketed as “natural”, Higenamine is one of the leading causes of positive doping tests in Australia.

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  • 14 August 2019

    ASADA’s long standing advice is that no supplement is safe to use and athletes should not risk their careers by taking a supplement.

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  • 19 June 2019

    Amendments to the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) will assist anti-doping organisations manage cases of potential clenbuterol meat contamination and ensure that cases are managed fairly for all athletes.

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  • 13 June 2019

    Potential doping products often become available to athletes via internet sites with little evidence available as to their action within humans.

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  • 03 April 2019

    Sport Integrity Australia recognises the crucial role parents play in helping children achieve their sporting goals and also in protecting their children from the potential pitfalls.

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  • 27 March 2019

    Blocked nose? Feeling lousy? Thinking of taking a cold and flu tablet? Be careful.

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  • 08 February 2019

    How a popular weight-loss supplement almost cost Matt Whitby his life.

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  • 20 December 2018

    Q&A with Sports Dietitian Australia’s Jessica Rothwell

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  • 20 November 2018

    Promoted as the magic pill for weight loss, weight gain, or as a contributor for maximum sporting performance – while the darker side to supplements is often ignored.

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  • 06 November 2018

    There appears to be an increasing number of athletes linked to the use of the Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM) Ligandrol (LGD-4033).

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  • 31 October 2018

    Athletes are blinded by perceived short-term gains and neglect the long-term health impacts, according to Dr David Hughes.

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  • 23 October 2018

    GW1516, also known as GW501516, Cardarine and Endurobol, was originally developed in the 1990s as a treatment for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. It was discontinued in 2007 after it was linked to the rapid development of cancer during trials on mice.

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  • 19 October 2018

    There is a misconception that dietary supplements are safe to use. Here are the common supplement myths and the truths that athletes need to know.

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  • 07 September 2018

    Supplements are the “sprinkles on the icing on the cake” after all other performance factors are considered, says the Chief of Nutrition Strategy at the AIS, Professor Louise Burke.

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  • 06 September 2018

    A 2016 survey found that of 67 common Australian supplements analysed, almost one in five contained banned substances.

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