Anti-Doping Rule Violations and Process

Anti-Doping Rule Violations

Under the World Anti-Doping Code there are 11 possible anti-doping rule violations.


ADRV process for a positive test

Australia has a robust process in place to determine if an athlete or support person has committed a possible anti-doping rule violation (ADRV). This process is legislated and at its heart is the notion of procedural fairness.

We follow the principles set out under the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code) to establish a process for the administration of potential ADRVs.

A positive doping test is one of ten anti-doping rule violations an athlete or support person can commit under the Code. Therefore, each potential ADRV brought before Sport Integrity Australia is unique in both its circumstances and the time it takes to reach a conclusion.

It is important to remember that in all potential ADRV cases it is the athlete or support person’s reputation and sometimes career that is at stake. Therefore, we have a duty of care to be both thorough and accurate in every step of the process.

Sanctions for violations can range from a warning, to a short suspension, to a lifetime ban.

The process set out here describes the general course of action that a matter may take through to its conclusion. The exact detail of the process will depend upon the anti-doping policy of the relevant sport.

ADRV process for a positive test (PDF file)