Anti-doping

Bowls Australia (BA) is a firm believer in pure performance in sport, otherwise known as anti-doping.

BA condemns doping as fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport.

Anti-doping programs seek to preserve what is intrinsically valuable about sport.  The essence of sport at all levels in Australia upholds the principles of fairness, respect, responsibility and safety.

*Variation to the Bowls Australia Anti-Doping Policy:

Minor variation to the Bowls Australia Anti-Doping Policy to recognise the replacement of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority by Sport Integrity Australia from 1 July 2020.

From 1 July 2020 the Bowls Australia Anti-Doping Policy is varied as follows:

Any and all references to the:

• Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) are to be read as references to Sport Integrity Australia;
• Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006 (Cth) (ASADA Act) are to be read as references to the Sport Integrity Australia Act 2020 (Cth); and
• Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Regulations 2006 (Cth) (ASADA Regulations) are to be read as references to the Sport Integrity Australia Regulations 2020 (Cth).

The purpose of the BA anti-doping policy and the anti-doping programs which it supports are:

  • To protect athletes’ fundamental right to participate in doping-free sport and thus promote health, fairness and equality for Athletes worldwide; and
  • To ensure harmonised, coordinated and effective anti-doping programs at the international and national level with regard to detection, deterrence and prevention of doping.

Further information can be found via the following links: