Media Statements

  • 01 April 2021

    Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of Union Cycliste Internationale to sanction athlete Julie Barnett for the presence of the metabolite of a prohibited substance and use of a prohibited substance.

    • Doping Violation Update
  • 23 March 2021

    Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of the NRL Anti-Doping Tribunal to impose a 4 year sanction in relation to Mr Bronson Xerri.

    • Media Statement
  • 23 March 2021

    Sport Integrity Australia is seeking to expand the membership of their Athlete Advisory Group to ensure a diverse representation of athlete views of integrity issues across all levels of sports.

    • Integrity Blog
  • 22 March 2021

    Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal to impose a two-year ban on athlete William Rioli for the anti-doping rule violations of the:

    Use of a prohibited method, namely urine substitution on 20 August 2019;
    Presence of a metabolite, a prohibited substance namely Carboxy-THC (11-nor-9-carboxy-delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol on 5 September 2019; and
    Use of a prohibited method, namely urine substitution on 5 September 2019.

    • Doping Violation Update
  • 18 March 2021

    Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of Water Polo Australia to impose a three-month ban on athlete Matthew Murphy for the presence of a metabolite of a prohibited substance.

    • Doping Violation Update
  • 04 March 2021

    Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision handed down by the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal in relation to West Coast Eagles player Mr William Rioli.

    • Media Statement
  • 02 March 2021

    Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of the National Rugby League (NRL) to impose a one-month ban on athlete Brent Naden for the presence of metabolites of a prohibited substance.

    • Doping Violation Update
  • 18 February 2021

    Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of Sport Ireland to sanction athlete Ben Shaw for the presence of a metabolite of a prohibited substance.

    • Doping Violation Update
  • 18 February 2021

    Noting the significant community interest in this matter Sport Integrity Australia wishes to clarify some aspects of the anti-doping process, says Sport Integrity Australia CEO David Sharpe.

    • Media Statement
  • 18 February 2021

    Two years ago Thomas Carr was dreaming of playing in the NRL. He was 23, just back from ankle surgery and as fit as ever.

    • Integrity Blog
  • 18 February 2021

    Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of the NRL Anti-Doping Tribunal to impose a 20-month sanction in relation to Mr James Segeyaro.

    • Media Statement
  • 08 February 2021

    Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of the National Sports Tribunal to sanction Para Powerlifter Cristine Ashcroft for the Presence, Use, Use and/or Attempted Use, and Possession of Prohibited Substances.

    • Doping Violation Update
  • 05 February 2021

    Sport Integrity Australia is managing an independent complaint handling process in relation to specific allegations arising from the Hockey Australia Women's High Performance Program.

    • Media Statement
  • 08 January 2021

    Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of AusCycling to sanction BMX athlete Luke Marsh for the presence of Prohibited Substances or its metabolites or markers, and the use of Prohibited Substances.

    • Doping Violation Update
  • 07 January 2021

    The oversight and guidance for sport integrity matters in Australia has been further strengthened with the appointment of a highly experienced nine-member Sport Integrity Australia Advisory Council.

    • Ministerial Statement
  • 06 January 2021

    Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of the IPF Anti-Doping Commission to impose a four-year ban on powerlifter Kristy-Lee Swadling for the presence of a prohibited substance.

    • Doping Violation Update
  • 18 December 2020

    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.

    • Integrity Blog
  • 18 December 2020

    Sport Integrity Australia CEO David Sharpe has expressed disappointment for Australian athletes as a result of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision to reduce the four-year sanction on Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency. 

    • Media Statement
  • 17 December 2020

    Hockey Australia, Sport Integrity Australia and the National Sports Tribunal have today reached an agreement to manage any complaints arising from the independent inquiry into HA’s Women’s High-Performance Program.

    • Media Statement
  • 17 December 2020

    Sport Integrity Australia CEO David Sharpe believes MYEFO funding of a two year pilot program for an independent complaints and disputes resolution model will allow the agency to effectively respond to escalating and shifting integrity threats across sport, in particular child safeguarding issues.

    • Media Statement