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News 17/09/2021

CAS ADD imposes an 18-month period of ineligibility on Andrejs Rastorgujevs (Latvia) following 3 whereabout failures in 12 months

The Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS ADD) has issued the following decision in relation to the Latvian biathlete Andrejs Rastorgujevs: • The Request for Arbitration filed by the International Biathlon Union on 3 May 2021 is partially upheld. • Andrejs Rastorgujevs is found to...

News 16/09/2021

The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirms the four year bans imposed on Dr. Jeffrey Brown & Alberto Salazar for ADRVs

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled that the physician and endocrinologist, Dr. Jeffrey Brown, and the former elite-level long distance runner and head coach of the Nike Oregon Project (NOP), Alberto Salazar (the Appellants), committed a number of anti- doping rule violations (ADRVs) and has confirmed...

News 16/09/2021

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirms the two-year period of ineligibility imposed on Shayna Jack

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeals filed by Sports Integrity Australia (SIA) (formerly, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA)) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against the first instance decision issued by the CAS Oceania Registry on 16 November 2020 (the Appealed Decision) in...

News 16/09/2021

The ITA issues a decision sanctioning Dorin Balmus to a lifetime of ineligibility for tampering and complicity

• The International Testing Agency (ITA) reports that it has issued the Decision to sanction Moldovan Doctor Dorin Balmus to a lifetime period of ineligibility due to anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) for Tampering and Complicity. The ITA reports that on 8 November 2015, during a sample collection mission in...

News 15/09/2021

Oleg Matytsin and WADA President Witold Bańka discussed the restoration of RUSADA and further cooperation

The Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation is ready to continue working together with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in the interests of the global anti-doping movement. This was announced today, September 15, by the Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation Oleg Matytsin during a business meeting...

News 15/09/2021

WADA Leadership holds talks with Russia’s Sports Minister regarding RUSADA’s requirements for reinstatement

Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) President, Witold Bańka, Director General, Olivier Niggli, and other members of WADA Leadership met with the Sports Minister of the Russian Federation, Oleg Matytsin, and other members of his delegation in Istanbul, Turkey. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the...

News 14/09/2021

Cycling Athlete McAben Prince Receives Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that McAben Prince, of Traveler’s Rest, S.C., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has received a four-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. Prince was subject to testing due to his membership in USA Cycling, which maintains the RaceClean Program that works to deter doping in...

News 14/09/2021

The Court of Arbitration for Sport dismisses the appeal of Ricardo Terra Teixeira

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by Brazilian football official Ricardo Terra Teixeira against the decision taken by the Ethics Committee of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) dated 26 July 2019 (the Challenged Decision). The Challenged Decision, in which Ricardo Terra Teixeira...

News 14/09/2021

Illegal gambling: Operation SOGA VIII leads to 1,400 arrests

• Authorities across 28 countries seize USD 7.9 million in cash. While most of us were watching the UEFA European Football Championship as simple fans, hundreds of specialized officers across 28 countries were targeting organized crime groups looking to earn millions from illegal gambling and related money laundering activities. INTERPOL’s...

News 14/09/2021

UKAD report highlights need for ‘coach clean’ education in sports curriculum

• New research from UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) highlights a knowledge gap. While sports coaches are aware of the risks of doping, many are unsure of how to best support their athletes, and lack up-to-date resources • UKAD backs coaches’ calls to embed clean sport education into coaching qualifications and...

News 13/09/2021

Tokyo 2020: ITA succeeded in fully implementing anti-doping program for Olympic Games despite challenging COVID-19 circumstances

• A total of 6,200 collected samples from over 5,000 doping controls, more than one third of the athlete population in Tokyo tested at least once – these are the final figures of the ITA’s anti-doping programme for Tokyo 2020. Six anti-doping rule violations were asserted to this moment...

News 10/09/2021

Weightlifting Athlete Andrew Butterworth Accepts Sanction for Second ADRV

USADA announced today that Andrew Butterworth, of Indianapolis, Ind., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a seven-year suspension for his second anti-doping rule violation. Butterworth’s first violation was announced in 2018, when he received a 42-month suspension after testing positive for stanozolol. Butterworth, 31, refused to...

News 10/09/2021

Owner Of Illegal Racehorse Doping Websites Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison

• Peddler of Performance Enhancing Drugs Including “Blast Off Red Blood Builder” and “Extreme Explosion” Also Ordered to Forfeit Over $8 Million Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that defendant Scott Mangini was sentenced today to 18 months in prison in...

News 09/09/2021

WADA announces 18 research projects funded as part of Agency’s 2021 Social Science Research Grant Program

• USD 475,000 for research projects in 14 countries, across five continents The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to publish detail regarding the 18 Social Science Research projects which were approved by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) in May 2021 for a total of USD 475,000 in funding as...

08/09/2021

IOC Executive Board suspends NOC of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

• The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today decided to suspend the Olympic Committee of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (PRK NOC) until the end of 2022, as a result of the NOC’s unilateral decision not to participate in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. ...

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