Motorcycling Australia (MA) members are advised that MA has released an updated Anti-Doping Policy following consultation with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).
Key changes to the MA Anti-Doping Policy relate to the confidentiality requirements surrounding members who are asserted by an Anti-Doping Authority to have violated anti-doping rules.
Members can view the revised MA Anti-Doping Policy at ma.org.au/licences-rules/rules/anti-doping/
Summary of changes:
• New Article 7.13 regarding irregularities not invalidating a notice;
• Amendment to Article 14.1.5 in relation to confidentiality; and
• Amendment to Article 14.3.1 to include disclosure by a sporting administration body when an athlete is on a provisional suspension.
7.1.3 If a dispute arises between Anti-Doping Organisations over which of them has results management responsibility, WADA shall decide which Anti-Doping Organisation has such responsibility. WADA’s decision may be appealed to CAS within 7 days of notification of the WADA decision by any of the Anti-Doping Organisations involved in the dispute. The appeal shall be dealt with by CAS in an expedited manner and shall be heard before a single arbitrator.
Subject always to this Anti-Doping Policy and in particular but not only Article 14.3.1, the recipient organisations shall not disclose this information beyond those Persons with a need to know (which would include the appropriate personnel at the applicable National Olympic Committee, National Federation, and team in a Team Sport) until ASADA, the sporting administration body or other Anti-Doping Organisation has made public disclosure or has failed to make Public Disclosure as required in Article 14.3.
14.3.1 The identity of