Dr Brian Sando has played an integral part in Australian sport, not just in sports medicine but also in the fight against drugs in sport. In various sports, he has contributed at the local, national, and international level.
A tireless campaigner against performance enhancing drugs, Sando was Deputy Chairman of the Australian Sports Drug Agency from 1995 to 1999, and Chairman from 1999 to 2006. Since 1980, Sando has attended every Olympic Games, as Medical Officer in 1980 (Moscow), as Deputy Medical Director in 1984 (Los Angeles), and as Senior Medical Director in 1988 (Seoul), 1992 (Barcelona), 1996 (Athens), 2000 (Sydney), and (2004) Athens. He also attended three Commonwealth Games, 1986 (Edinburgh), 1994 (Victoria), and 1998 (Kuala Lumpur).
Sando was the Medical Officer of Australian Swimming from 1991 to 2002 and again in 2003, and Medical Officer of the Australian track and field team in 1984, 1987, and the world junior team 1986. In tennis, he was the Medical Officer for three Davis Cup teams, 1983, 1985, and 1993, and has been the Tournament Doctor of the Australian Hardcourt Tennis Championships in Adelaide since 1979. Currently he is the Chief Medical Officer of the Adelaide Football Club
Sando has been a Board Member of the Australian Anti Doping Agency since 2006, is chairman of the Australian Olympic Committee Medical Commission, and is a Medical Commissioner of the Commonwealth Games Federation. Internationally, Sando is a Member of the FINA Doping Control Review Board and a Member of the Health, Medical, and Research Committee of the World Anti Doping Agency.
In 1995, Sando was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to sports medicine.