Results: whereabouts

22/07/2021

Quiñonez case underlines the need for ‘whereabouts’ reform

The ‘whereabouts’ system, which requires athletes to file their location for doping control purposes, needs reforming. This has been highlighted, yet again, by the case of Ecuadorian sprinter Alex Quiñonez, who faces losing his spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to an error made by his agent in...

28/06/2021

Manyonga blames former agent for whereabouts failures

Luvo Manyonga has alleged that his former agent, Newton Sports Agency, was responsible for filing his ‘whereabouts’ information, which indicates when and where he will be available for testing. The South African long jump record holder was sanctioned with a four year ban earlier this month for missing a...

11/06/2021

Nigerian athlete Roland Ezuruike receives 18-month ban for whereabouts rule violation

• Para powerlifter handed the first sanction related to a whereabouts violation by the International Paralympic Committee The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has banned Nigerian Para powerlifter Roland Ezuruike for a period of 18 months for committing an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV). The athlete was found to have committed...

17/05/2021

US triple jumper banned for whereabouts failures

Omar Craddock has been sanctioned with a 20 month ban for two missed tests and a filing failure, under rules that treat three ‘whereabouts’ failures as an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV). Athletes that are members of a Registered Testing Pool (RTP) must file information including their overnight location, competition...

11/01/2021

Kenyan banned & South African suspended for whereabouts failures

Kenyan middle distance runner Alfred Kipketer has been sanctioned with a two year ban and South African long jumper Luvo Manyonga has been provisionally suspended for whereabouts failures, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of World Athletics has announced. Kipketer has been sanctioned with a two year ban from 26...

29/10/2020

Wrestling Athlete Kamal Bey Accepts Sanction for Whereabouts Rule Violation

USADA announced today that Kamal Bey, of Colorado Springs, Colo., an athlete in the sport of wrestling, has accepted a one-year sanction for his failure to properly file and maintain his Whereabouts information. Bey, 22, is a member of the USADA Registered Testing Pool (RTP), which consists of a select...

06/07/2020

‘Whereabouts’ & ‘Tampering’ charges snare another athlete

Most elite athletes know that if you commit three ‘whereabouts failures’ (any combination of three ‘missed tests’ or ‘filing failures’ within a year), you will be sanctioned with a two year ban. However, recent jurisprudence has demonstrated that if sport doesn’t believe your explanation for ‘missed tests’ or ‘filing...

18/06/2020

Coleman’s ‘whereabouts failures’ charge explained

Christian Coleman has been charged with ‘whereabouts failures’ by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of World Athletics, after an unsuccessful out of competition test at his home on 9 December last year. Under Article 2.4 of the World Anti-Doping Code, any combination of three missed tests or filing failures...

27/11/2019

WADA launches its new ‘Athlete Central’ Whereabouts App

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce that as of today, Athlete Central, the Agency’s new App that facilitates athlete compliance with Whereabouts rules under the global anti-doping program, is available for use and download from the Apple Store and Google Play. Athlete Central, which is powered by WADA’s...

31/10/2019

WADA to launch its new ‘Athlete Central’ Whereabouts App in November 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce that, in November 2019, the Agency will launch ‘Athlete Central’, its new App that will facilitate athlete compliance with Whereabouts rules under the global anti-doping program. Athlete Central will replace WADA’s current App that has been operational for a few...

27/08/2019

Coleman, ‘whereabouts’, and the premature vilification of an athlete

Christian Coleman has been charged with failing to properly file his whereabouts information, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has confirmed. It would appear that this led to three failed attempts to locate the US sprinter for anti-doping tests, which could lead to him facing a two year ban when...

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