October 24, 2010
Chief executive of ASADA Aurora Andruska said there was a strict legal process that needed to be adhered to before names were made public.
The athletes reportedly tested positive to the banned stimulant DMAA, used in some bodybuilding and dietary supplements and in some party drugs.
However, Andruska said ASADA’s information is that the positive tests are not linked to recreational drugs.
“It’s an unusual spike that we’ve seen just over this recent time, however what we’re trying to do is get on the front foot here and let our athletes know to be very careful in taking these supplements,” she said.
“Previously we’ve also provided advice, I think about 12 months ago we did a similar alert, so the main message for us is athletes need to be really careful about what they take.
“There’s a strict personal liability for what the substances are that in their bodies and they just need to be really vigilant, talk to their medical team and also they can visit our website, where we’ve got the list of prohibited substances.”