Should athletes be tested for recreational drugs? Three sporting federations kick around the proverbial football
Fridman, Saul, Davies, Chris, and Amos, Anne (2007) Should athletes be tested for recreational drugs? Three sporting federations kick around the proverbial football. Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal, 2 (1). pp. 59-77.
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The question of illicit drugs in sport has been one that has recently dominated the media's coverage of sport. Players in rugby union, rugby league and Australian football have tested positive for recreational drugs or have admitted using such drugs. Also an issue are the policies adopted by the various codes in regard to the testing of such drugs out of competition. At present the AFL has a three-strike policy, which means that players will only suffer consequences after a third positive test. The NRL will be adopting a two-strike policy, while rugby union has yet to adopt any out-of-competition testing or policy. It is suggested that with the AFL's policy being based on the education, rehabilitation and health of the players, a three-strike policy is and appropriate one for that particular organisation.
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