Bowls Australia 2021 Anti-Doping Policy

by Bowls Australia

Bowls Australia (BA) has recently approved and adopted a new Anti-Doping Policy, effective January 1, 2021.

The new Anti-Doping Policy adopted is the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy, developed by Sport Integrity Australia to reflect the changes to the World Anti-Doping Code and Australian legislation.

All members, participants and non-participants in the sport of bowls are bound by these rules; this includes athletes, support personnel and employees whose employment contracts enables this.

Changes include a new anti-doping rule violation of retaliation, a category of athletes that is lower-level and flexibility related to sanctioning for certain levels of athletes/participants.

It is important that all members understand their obligations under the new policy.

Further information on the World Anti-Doping Code can be found here.

For more information about all Integrity topics, visit BA’s Sports Integrity page.