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News 18/06/2021

Statement from Shelby Houlihan

This week, my attorneys sought an emergency injunction with the Swiss Federal Tribunal to allow me to run the Olympic Trials while my appeal of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision is pending. Unfortunately this morning, they did not grant our request for the emergency order. The...

News 17/06/2021

Romanian Weightlifting Federation suspended upon referral by the ITA

• The International Testing Agency (ITA) confirms that the International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) Member Federation Independent Sanctioning Panel has imposed a one year suspension against the Romanian Weightlifting Federation as a consequence of numerous anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs). Following its initial announcement about the referral of the case, the...

News 16/06/2021

WADA announces further rise in global testing figures in lead-up to Tokyo 2020

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that global testing figures are continuing to rise as activities of a growing number of Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) worldwide are returning to normal. As announced in May, the overall number of samples collected by ADOs around the world is quickly going up despite...

News 16/06/2021

Erik Koch Accepts Sanction for Violation of UFC Anti-Doping Policy

USADA announced today that Erik Koch, of Cedar Rapids, Wisc., has accepted an 18-month sanction for a violation of the UFC® Anti-Doping Policy (UFC ADP). Koch, 32, tested positive for 3′-hydroxy-stanozolol, a metabolite of stanozolol, as the result of a urine sample collected on October 3, 2020. Stanozolol is a non-Specified...

News 16/06/2021

Paralympic Judo Athlete Josh Sisson Receives Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Josh Sisson, of St. Louis, Mo., an athlete in the sport of Paralympic judo, has received a four-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. Sisson, 35, refused to provide a sample as requested by a USADA doping control officer during an out-of-competition test on May 10,...

News 15/06/2021

Shelby Houlihan found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the US track and field athlete Shelby Houlihan and World Athletics (W A): • Shelby Houlihan is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) pursuant to Rule 2.1 and Rule 2.2...

15/06/2021

Public lecture: Supplements in sport – risk or reward?

• Online bookings for this event are now closed. If you would like to attend and have not booked your place please email ncsem-education@lboro.ac.uk This public lecture will be delivered by Dr. Stephen Mears, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University, on Tuesday 15 June 2021. Supplement...

14/06/2021

AIBA appoints Professor Richard McLaren to investigate Rio 2016 allegations

International Boxing Association (AIBA) has retained McLaren Sport Solution (MGSS), led by Professor Richard McLaren, to conduct a two-phase independent investigation, starting with the refereeing and judging of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games boxing tournament. The IOC had identified the refereeing and judging of the tournament as an issue in...

14/06/2021

FIBA statement regarding allegations of systemic sexual harassment within the Mali Basketball Federation

FIBA has received since June 10 through the New York Times and Human Rights Watch several allegations about systemic sexual harassment within the Mali Basketball Federation. Upon receiving such information, FIBA immediately shared its content with the independent Integrity Officer Professor Richard McLaren who has opened an investigation into the...

News 14/06/2021

WADA issues revised International Standard for Results Management with minor amendments

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issues a revised International Standard for Results management (ISRM), which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) on 20 May 2021 with immediate effect. This new version has minor amendments, which are summarized below and available on WADA’s website, that were made to ensure the ISRM’s...

News 14/06/2021

EU Athletes Response to the Lobby for a ‘European sport model’

EU Athletes reiterates that athletes have the same fundamental rights as every other person, citizen and worker. These rights are guaranteed by national and European laws, as well as internationally recognised human rights instruments and standards. They cannot be restricted or redefined by sport organisations. We believe there is...

14/06/2021

Statement From Coach Jerry Schumacher

To The Track and Field Community: In January of this year, I was notified that Shelby had recorded a positive drug test in December 2020. The positive test was for a substance called nandrolone, something that neither Shelby nor I had ever heard of. Shelby was placed on a...

14/06/2021

Statement from Shelby Houlihan

Since I started running when I was 5 years old, I’ve had dreams of running professionally, setting records, winning an Olympic gold medal and being one of the best in the world. I have always blindly believed that I was good enough to achieve those things. As I’ve gotten...

News 12/06/2021

UEFA European Championship: FIFPro welcomes steps to protect players from concussion

FIFPRO welcomes the announcement by UEFA that the 24 national teams in the UEFA European Championship have signed a Concussion Charter that commits them to taking a series of measures to improve the care of players who suffer a suspected concussion on the pitch. FIFPRO has pushed professional football...

12/06/2021

Swimming Australia Media Release

Swimming Australia has been consciously working on issues of institutional concern for the past decade. Our focus is what we do today and in the future to ensure safe elite performance. We are committed to the work of a solutions-based framework for Swimming Australia’s future. This is ongoing and daily work....

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