Sport plays an important role in the community. Confidence in the integrity of sport must be maintained to ensure the recognised health, wellbeing, safety and social benefits continue to be enjoyed by the public.
The Office for Recreation and Sport recognises it must provide leadership to promote that the integrity of sport is maintained.
Sport integrity issues include, but are not limited to:
To protect the integrity of sport in South Australia, a South Australian Sport Integrity Network (SASIN) has been established to be the primary vehicle for South Australian sporting organisations to discuss and coordinate responses to sport integrity issues.
Australia's Sports Ministers endorsed a National Policy on Match-fixing in Sport in 2011, that aims to protect the integrity of Australian sport.
Visit the Australian Sports Commission's website for tools assist clubs and associations to comply with the requirements of the National Policy on Match-fixing in Sport
Education is the key in helping athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and the community understand issues surrounding the use of performance and image enhancing and illicit drug use in sport.
The South Australian Sports Medicine Association currently offers Drugs in Sport education for athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and community sporting clubs.
We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal peoples as South Australia's first peoples and nations, we recognise Aboriginal peoples as traditional owners and occupants of land and waters in South Australia and that their spiritual, social, cultural and economic practices come from their traditional lands and waters; and they maintain their cultural and heritage beliefs, languages and laws which are of ongoing importance; We pay our respects to their ancestors and to their Elders.