Integrity Blog

  • 25 September 2020

    Changes introduced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in relation to certain sports supplements is good news for Australian athletes.

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  • 24 September 2020

    For the past four years the Education team has been trailblazing a path using technology to deliver award-winning education to Australian athletes.

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  • 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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