Each year, we need to remind ourselves (and all our skaters) to check out the latest news on anti-doping.
What's on offer?
ASADA's e-Learning is a free and easy-to-use online education tool featuring online courses, videos and learning updates. It provides everyone with the opportunity to learn about the key areas of anti-doping such as prohibited substances and methods, Therapeutic Use Exemptions, doping control and wearabouts*.
For some, this will be a refresher, but for others it might be a great opportunity to learn about anti- doping and what to expect if you are selected for anti-doping testing.
Where to start?
Our ASADA representative, Melina Solin, suggests you begin with the Level 1 course which contains 8 modules. They don't need to be completed in one sitting and you will get a certificate after completion. Once you have successfully completed the Level 1 course, you can move onto the Level 2 course. This is a shorter course which includes important 2018 updates.
Coaches and Athletes
For coaches and other athlete support personnel there is a supplemental course entitled Coaching Course which will assist coaches to understand their obligations in anti-doping. A certificate is available upon completion of the course.
ASADA e-Learning also offers courses on ethical decision making in sport and updates on Athlete Biological Passport, the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) Code as well as the use of Supplements in Sport.
If anyone has any questions about anti-doping, testing or about AIR's Anti-Doping Policy, Melina is always happy to assist. She would love to hear from anyone who has completed a course and obtained a certificate. Contact her via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more on AIR's Anti-Doping Policy or to see other anti-doping resources, please go here
* When athletes are placed in the registered testing pool (typically the top athletes) they must provide their whereabouts and nominate one hour every day where they can be found. One of the anti doping violations could be a failed whereabouts, so it is they correct language in this context.