Track and field athlete receives sanction

  • Doping Violation Update

Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of Athletics Australia to impose a four-year ban on athlete Jessica Peris for the Presence and Use of prohibited substances.

Ms Peris returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) from an out-of-competition doping control test on 18 October 2017 for the Presence of prohibited substances, namely exogenous Androsterone, Etiocholanolone and 5β-androstane-3α,17β-diol.

It was determined that the athlete Used a Prohibited Substance, namely Dehydroepiandrosterone, on and/or before 18 October 2017.

The delay in the resolution of this case was due to the athlete seeking a hearing in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). Specifically, the:

  • AAT handed down its decision on 17 June 2020. The AAT’s decision is available here.
  • CAS proceedings were terminated by the CAS on 25 August 2020.

Ms Peris is ineligible to participate in any sports that have adopted a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy until 22 January 2022. She is also not permitted to compete in a non- signatory professional league, or event organised by a non-signatory International or National level event organisation.

Additional information on the prohibited substances

Under category S1 of the World Anti-Doping Code Prohibited List 2018, exogenous Androsterone, Etiocholanolone and 5β-androstane-3α,17β-diol are anabolic steroids banned at all times.

Anabolic agents pose many threats to an athlete’s health and some side effects may include an increase in blood pressure and cholesterol levels which can lead to heart disease. Liver disease and infertility can also result from the use of these agents.

Sport Integrity Australia is committed to protecting the right of clean athletes to fair competition.

If you are aware of any suspicious doping activity, you can: 

Sport Integrity Australia recommends athletes check substances and medications before taking them and to follow our advice on any supplements

The Sport Integrity app provides a useful resource for athletes and support staff to check substances and medications. Additionally, it provides information on how to find batch-tested supplements or see if a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is required.

The Sport Integrity app is available for free download via the App Store and on Google Play

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