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The ASC recognised NSOs and NSODs are responsible for:

  • adopting, implementing and enforcing anti-policies that are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and have been approved by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA);
  • accepting the jurisdiction of, and cooperating with, ASADA in relation to possible violations of an NSO/NSOD’s anti-doping policy;
  • complying with all obligations of a sporting administration body and NSOs and NSODs specified under the ASADA legislative framework; and
  • applying sanctions to athletes and athlete support personnel in accordance with applicable anti-doping policies;
  • supporting and assisting Anti-Doping organisations, including ASADA to conduct Doping Control;
  • making their anti-doping policy available to members, athletes and athlete support personnel and persons;
  • developing and implementing anti-doping drug education and information programs for athletes and athlete support personnel;
  • immediately referring all instances of possible Anti-Doping Rule Violations to ASADA for investigation;
  • requiring all athletes and athlete support personnel within their jurisdiction to be bound by the NSO/NSOD’s Anti-Doping Policy; and
  • ensuring that at all times the NSO/NSOD has the authority to enforce its anti-doping policy.

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650 thousand Australians either coach, teach or instruct sport.