Blood is the vital fluid delivering essential substances like oxygen and nutrients to our body’s cells. Made up of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, it’s constantly circulating through our body as the moving force we need in order to exist. Blood testing is also a vital part of the anti-doping repertoire.
Sport Integrity Australia first opened its doors on 1 July 2020 at a time when the sporting landscape in Australia was unlike anything we’ve ever seen: COVID-19 was impacting sporting competitions and, indeed, their very survival was in doubt. This, coupled with growing global unrest around the treatment of athletes, presented challenges beyond comprehension. Here we look at how Sport Integrity Australia responded, and some key milestones for our first 12 months.
On 24 September 1921 a crowd of 10,000 people gathered at the Brisbane Cricket Ground (now the Gabba) to watch the first official publicised women’s football match in Australia between the North Brisbane Reds and the South Brisbane Blues.
Australia is a nation of sports lovers. Sport plays an important role in Australia’s culture. Our love of sport is reflected in the large numbers of people who play and participate in sport, attend sporting events or passionately watch their teams on television.
The Sport Integrity Australia office will be closed over the Christmas and New Year holidays from Friday, 25 December and re-opening on Monday, 4 January 2021.
Our testing program will continue to operate during the closure.
Each year the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes the Prohibited List, which identifies the substances and methods that are prohibited in sport. It’s your responsibility to stay up to date with any changes that might affect you.