At 3.30 pm today the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) received the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal’s decision in relation to former Essendon support person, Stephen Dank.
ASADA is disappointed in the tribunal’s decision to clear Mr Dank of a number of serious alleged violations.
ASADA notes that all 35 matters were heard concurrently by the tribunal. We also note the tribunal stated its preference was to release their decisions on all 35 matters at the same time. The reality however is that we have only just received the findings on Mr Dank. ASADA is disappointed that this comes as the window of appeal on the first 34 matters rapidly closes.
ASADA will now consider both decisions in their totality.