Last updated on: 10/14/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“As Australia’s expert agency in management of sports-related drugs testing programs, we work in conjunction with sports to combat illicit drug use that include minimum
standards for testing, management of results, education and sanctions.”

“Strategic Plan,” www.asada.gov.au, July 1, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“ASADA is an Australian Government organisation established in 2006, as a result of the Government’s commitment to strengthen its Tough on Drugs in Sport Strategy.

ASADA is an integrated anti-doping organisation with functions outlined in the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act (2006) and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Regulations (2006).

ASADA has assumed the Australian Sports Drug Agency’s (ASDA) testing, education and advocacy roles. ASADA also incorporates the functions of the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC).”

“About ASADA,” www.asada.gov.au (accessed Oct. 14, 2008)

Mission:

“Mission: To protect Australia’s sporting integrity through the elimination of doping.

Vision: To be Australia’s driving force for pure performance in sport.”

“Our Role,” www.asada.gov.au (accessed Oct. 14, 2008)

Other:
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