Baseball athlete receives sanction

  • Doping Violation Update

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s Appeal Division to confirm the decision by Baseball Australia to impose a four-year ban on athlete Aaron Sloan for the presence and use of prohibited substances.

The substances D-amphetamine and D-methamphetamine were detected in a sample ASADA collected in-competition from Mr Sloan, after a Canberra Calvary match in Sydney on 20 January 2017.

Under the World Anti-Doping Agency Code Prohibited List, D-amphetamine and D-methamphetamine, commonly known as ice, are classified as stimulants and are prohibited in-competition.

Generally, stimulants act directly on the central nervous system to speed up parts of the brain and body. They can increase alertness and reduce fatigue in athletes.

  • Mr Sloan is ineligible to participate in any sports that have adopted a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy until 26 April 2021.
  • He is also not permitted to compete in a non-Signatory professional league or Event organised by a non-Signatory event organisation.

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