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News 16/11/2017

WADA Foundation Board takes important decisions that will significantly strengthen the Agency and the future of clean sport

• The decisions focused on enhanced Code compliance monitoring and increased budget; and also, on upholding the non-compliance status of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Foundation Board was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The 38-Member Board – which is composed equally of the Sports...

News 15/11/2017

Bradley Wiggins: my say on the matter…

Following this morning’s statement from UKAD, it is only now that I have the opportunity to break my silence, give my reaction to the events of the last 14 months and to ask a few questions of my own. I welcome UKAD’s confirmation that no anti-doping charges are to...

News 15/11/2017

UKAD summary of its cycling investigation into the package delivered to Team Sky in June 2011

Summary UKAD’s extensive investigation into the package (sometimes referred to “the Jiffy bag”) delivered to Team Sky during the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné cycling race in France has concluded. No anti-doping charges will be brought in relation to the package as a result of that investigation and all interested parties...

News 15/11/2017

IWF meets with nine suspended Member Federations to support them begin process of anti-doping reform

The IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan met with representatives of the nine suspended Member Federations (MFs) in Kazakhstan on Monday to discuss their anti-doping programmes and the changes they need to undergo to protect the integrity of sport within their countries. The IWF Executive Board took the decision to suspend...

News 15/11/2017

UKAD statement after closing its investigation into the package delivered to Team Sky in June 2011

UKAD’s extensive investigation into the package (sometimes referred to as “the Jiffy Bag”) delivered to Team Sky during the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné has concluded. In order to protect the integrity of its investigations and its investigatory processes, UKAD does not – as a matter of policy – comment publicly...

News 14/11/2017

Powerful partnership to tackle improper PED prescriptions

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) designed to enhance cooperation in investigative activities. While ASADA’s role is to protect clean sport and AHPRA’s role is to protect the Australian public when receiving care from...

News 14/11/2017

Survey of athletes 2017: Generally good marks for Antidoping Switzerland

In the summer of 2017, 588 Swiss athletes with a mostly high level of performance were asked about their assessment of the fight against doping. The competitive athletes are clearly opposed to doping and in favor of a tough fight against doping. This confirms the attitude of coaches and the...

News 13/11/2017

Football DataCo unveils ground-breaking integrity strategy with Genius Sports and Perform Group

Football DataCo, the official data rights holder of all the professional football leagues in England and Scotland, has today announced a landmark integrity agreement with Genius Sports and Perform Group. The Genius Sports and Perform partnership is the first time that two global leaders in sports data and technology have...

News 10/11/2017

NBL Basketball player receives one year ban for using banned asthma medication

Wellington Saints basketball player Jordan Mills has been banned from all sport for 12 months after testing positive for prohibited asthma medication terbutaline (otherwise known as Bricanyl). The Sports Tribunal of New Zealand today released their decision after Mr Mills returned a positive test after a National Basketball League (NBL)...

News 10/11/2017

U.S. Triathlon Athlete Lisa Roberts Accepts Public Warning for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

USADA announced today that Lisa Roberts, of Tucson, Ariz., an athlete in the sport of triathlon, has accepted a public warning for her anti-doping rule violation. Roberts, 38, declared the use of an inhaler called Breo Ellipta, which contains the prohibited substance vilanterol trifernate, during a doping control session at...

News 10/11/2017

WADA in possession of new intelligence from Moscow Laboratory

Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) advised its Executive Committee and Foundation Board that, at the end of October, WADA’s independent Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) Department acquired new intelligence concerning the former WADA-accredited Moscow Laboratory. Specifically, the I&I Department is in possession of an electronic file that the Department...

News 09/11/2017

Amateur Cyclist Banned for Four Years

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) today confirmed that amateur cyclist Stephen Costello has been suspended from all sport for four years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV). Mr Costello, a member of Abbotsford Park Road Cycling Club, tested positive for 1.3-dimethylbutylamine, ostarine and both the sulfone and sulfoxide oxidation/metabolic products of GW1516...

News 09/11/2017

IOC sanctions four Russian athletes & closes one case as part of Oswald Commission findings

• Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new conclusions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. As a result, the four Russian cross country skiers – Yulia Ivanova, Alexy Petukhov, Evgeniya Shapovalova and...

News 08/11/2017

Dietary Supplement Industry and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Warn Consumers about Dangerous, Illegal Ingredients Known as SARMs

• Groups support strict enforcement action by FDA The dietary supplement industry’s leading trade associations and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) today joined in support of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent actions to protect consumers from body-building products containing Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) illegally marketed...

News 08/11/2017

ILO Governing Body welcomes Qatar’s commitment to bolster migrant worker rights

• At its 331st Session, the ILO’s Governing Body recognized progress made by Qatar, and welcomed its commitment to ensuring fundamental principles and rights at work for all workers and the resulting breakthrough to end the “kafala” sponsorship system. The ILO Governing Body session on the complaint concerning non-observance by...

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