News

12 July 2024

Rugby player gets anti-doping ban for importing banned substances

The New Zealand Rugby Judicial Committee has banned a recreational rugby player for two years after a package containing multiple banned substances was intercepted at the border by NZ Customs in October 2022.
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05 June 2024

The hidden dangers in your medicine cabinet

Pseudoephedrine may be back on shelves, but it remains banned in-competition according to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
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23 May 2024

Three crucial questions for athletes with asthma

Some asthma medications are banned in sport or may have conditions, such as maximum dosages, attached to their use.
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23 April 2024

Anti-doping agency waits for more information on Chinese positive doping results

NZ athletes have the right to expect a strong and transparent anti-doping system that is applied consistently to all athletes, no matter what country they come from.
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05 April 2024

Archer banned for two years after positive test for beta blocker

The Sports Tribunal of New Zealand has banned an archery athlete from all sport for two years after a positive test for a banned beta blocker.
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25 March 2024

Powerlifter gets anti-doping ban for Ritalin

The Sport Tribunal of New Zealand has banned powerlifter Chris Kennedy from sport for two years after a positive test for Ritalin.
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21 March 2024

Our transition to a new integrity commission

The way integrity is protected in our sporting community is changing – and Drug Free Sport New Zealand is an integral part of that.
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12 February 2024

Strict liability: Horror stories and staying safe

From the gymnast who didn’t check their meds to a British sprinter whose contaminated supplement lost their team Olympic silver, we share some strict liability horror stories and key advice to help athletes stay safe.
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