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News 25/03/2020

Three players suspended

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has suspended the players Michael Budd, Kirill Dyakov and Vladislav Nikiforov due to doping violations. 30-year-old Canadian forward Michael Budd has received a 24-month suspension after testing positive following a game of Germany’s third-tier Oberliga on 19 November 2017 by the National Anti-Doping Organization...

News 25/03/2020

Office of the Commissioner Issues Lifetime Ban to David Scott-Thomas

Upon receipt of a Complaint against David Scott Thomas dated January 21, 2020 alleging that he engaged in behaviour that constitutes a violation of the Athletics Canada Code of Conduct, the Commissioner’s Office proceeded to confirm jurisdiction over the Complaint and issue a Notice of Suspension dated January 21,...

News 25/03/2020

IOC Athletes’ Commission Statement

• The IOC Athletes’ Commission welcomes and fully supports the IOC’s decision to postpone the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 until 2021 in order to protect the health of the athletes, as well as wider society. In recent days and weeks, we have engaged with numerous athlete representatives and the...

News 25/03/2020

WADA welcomes dismissal of Russian cyclists’ lawsuit

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) welcomes the recent decision by the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, Canada, dismissing a lawsuit commenced by three Russian cyclists against WADA and Canadian Professor Richard H. McLaren, O.C. The cyclists claimed damages they alleged to have suffered as a result of their exclusion...

News 24/03/2020

Joint statement from the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee

• The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to Covid-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. They were joined by Mori Yoshiro, the President...

News 23/03/2020

WADA responds to athlete queries concerning anti-doping in light of COVID-19

Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) responded to athlete queries concerning anti-doping in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by publishing a Question and Answer (Q&A) document that it developed in consultation with its Athlete Committee. This follows on from WADA’s COVID-19 guidance that was issued on 20 March...

News 23/03/2020

Statement on Dr. Lucas Penchel

USADA announced today that Dr. Lucas Penchel, of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, has accepted a two-year sanction for a violation of the UFC® Anti-Doping Policy (UFC ADP) resulting from his complicity in the administration and use of over-limit intravenous (IV) infusions of permitted substances on June 2, 2017 and November 3,...

News 20/03/2020

Footballer banned for one year

A professional footballer has been suspended from all sport for one-year following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV). The case was heard by the Football Association’s (FA) independent Regulatory Commission. On 31 January 2019, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) collected a urine sample from the player. Analysis of the player’s urine sample...

News 20/03/2020

WADA updates its COVID-19 guidance for Anti-Doping Organizations

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has issued updated guidance for Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. WADA developed the guidance following consultation with ADOs, including National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs), International Federations and Major Event Organizations as well as other organizations, such as the International Testing Agency...

News 18/03/2020

Independent anti-corruption hearing officer reduces Nicolas Kicker suspension in recognition of player education support

• Three year suspension reduced by four months means Mr Kicker can resume playing professional tennis from 23 January 2021 Independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer (AHO) Jane Mulcahy QC has reduced the suspension imposed on Argentinian tennis player Nicolas Kicker from three years, to two years and eight months, on...

News 18/03/2020

AAA Panel Imposes Four-Year Sanction on Cycling Athlete Daniel Bond

USADA announced today that a three-member panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has rendered a decision in the case of cycling athlete Daniel Bond, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and has determined that Bond should receive a four-year sanction after his refusal to provide a urine sample. Bond, 42, refused...

News 17/03/2020

Communique from the International Olympic Committee regarding the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continued its consultations with all the stakeholders of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The first took place with the International Olympic Summer Sports Federations. Those with the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the athletes’ representatives, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), other International Federations (IFs)...

News 17/03/2020

UEFA postpones EURO 2020 by 12 months

• Priority given to completing domestic competitions in an unprecedented solidarity move by UEFA. Working group set up to examine possibilities for this season’s UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League competitions. UEFA today announced the postponement of its flagship national team competition, UEFA EURO 2020, due to be...

News 16/03/2020

Four Uzbekistan Para athletes suspended

• The athletes committed anti-doping violations for Anabolic Androgenic Steroids between May and October 2018 The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended four athletes from Uzbekistan – three powerlifters and one track and field athlete – each for four-year periods for separate anti-doping violations committed during a six-month period. Powerlifters...

News 13/03/2020

Football doctor banned for four years

Dr Andrew Johnson has been suspended from all sport for four years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV). Dr Johnson, formerly of Bury FC, admitted to Tampering with the Doping Control Process by providing fraudulent information to UKAD and/or The Football Association (The FA), in relation to an application for...

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