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News 08/04/2021

Track & Field Athlete Obichukwu Igbokwe Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Obichukwu Igbokwe, of Houston, Texas, an athlete in the sport of track and field, has accepted a 30-month suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. Igbokwe, 24, tested positive for 4‐chloro‐18‐nor‐17β‐hydroxymethyl, 17α‐methyl‐5α‐androst‐13‐en‐3α‐ol (M3), a metabolite of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT or oral turinabol) and/or other related 4‐chlorinated, 17α‐methylated anabolic...

07/04/2021

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Decisions in a number of matters involving Russian athletes

Various Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) panels have issued the following decisions: 1) Awards rendered by CAS following appeals against first-instance decisions issued by CAS acting in lieu of the Russian Athletic Federation CAS 2019/A/6165 Yuliya Kondakova v. World Athletics The appeal filed by Yuliya Kondakova against the...

News 07/04/2021

InnoVero Earns NSF Certification, Becoming First Drug Testing Sample Collection and Security Equipment Manufacturer Recognized for Product Compliance

InnoVero LLC, maker of the innovative SAFESystem™ sample collection kit currently revolutionizing global anti-doping practices, has earned certification through NSF International (NSF), as the first drug testing sample collection and security equipment manufacturer to be recognized as compliant with the NSF P490 Protocol. The newly established NSF P490 Protocol establishes...

07/04/2021

FIFA suspends Chad and Pakistan football associations

The Bureau of the FIFA Council took the following decisions concerning the governance of two member associations. Suspension of the Chadian Football Association The Bureau of the FIFA Council decided to suspend the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) with immediate effect due to government interference. The suspension was prompted by the...

News 05/04/2021

Paralympic Archery Athlete Richard Burkett Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Richard Burkett, of New Castle, Pa., an athlete in the sport of Para archery, has accepted a 15-month suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. Burkett, 49, tested positive for testosterone and/or its metabolites as the result of an in-competition urine sample collected at the Target Nationals...

03/04/2021

Slovakian tennis player banned

The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has confirmed that Slovakian Tennis Player Barbora Palcatova has been banned from the sport for a period of three years (with 15 months suspended) after being found guilty of match fixing. The case was heard by Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Ian Mill QC, who ruled...

01/04/2021

Second hearing in the CAS Arbitration between WADA, Sun Yang and FINA to be held in the week of 24-28 May

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has resumed the appeal arbitration procedure brought by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against the Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) in relation to a decision issued by the FINA Doping Panel dated 3 January 2019 whereby...

01/04/2021

Cyclist receives sanction

Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of Union Cycliste Internationale to sanction athlete Julie Barnett for the presence of the metabolite of a prohibited substance and use of a prohibited substance. Ms Barnett returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) from an in-competition doping control test at the UCI Masters Track Cycling...

31/03/2021

President Infantino addresses G20 on tackling corruption in sport

• FIFA President shares experience with members of G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group • 11 key reforms to combat corruption in football • FIFA offered as a global partner to help governments to fight corruption FIFA President Gianni Infantino has addressed the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group on the last day...

31/03/2021

IPC to explore classification opportunities for 10 sports at Tokyo 2020

• Suspending the IPC’s zero classification policy is a one-off to address the challenges some sports are facing to classify all athletes before the Games • The IPC is working to ensure that no prospective Tokyo 2020 athlete misses out on competing due to the lack of access to...

31/03/2021

Landmark moment for British Cycling as Dr. Nigel Jones appointed Chief Medical Officer

• British Cycling can today make the landmark announcement that Dr Nigel Jones has been appointed as the organisation’s first Chief Medical Officer, with oversight of medical services and guidance for both the Great Britain Cycling Team and the wider work of the governing body. Dr Jones was appointed...

31/03/2021

Venezuelan Roberto Maytín banned for 14 years

The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has confirmed that Venezuelan tennis player Roberto Maytín has been banned from the sport for 14 years after admitting multiple breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) rules. In addition to the ban, Maytín was fined $100,000, of which $75,000 is suspended. The...

30/03/2021

UCI statement on Matteo De Bonis and UCI ProTeam Vini Zabu’

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that the Italian rider Matteo De Bonis was notified of an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for Erythropoietin (EPO) in a sample collected during an out-of-competition control held on 16 February 2021. This target doping control was planned and carried out by the International Testing...

29/03/2021

Joint Statement from USOPC AAC and USADA on WADA Reform

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Athletes’ Advisory Council and United States Anti-Doping Agency stand united in collectively calling for meaningful reform at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The reform proposals – submitted separately to WADA by our respective groups – are intended to make it clear that WADA...

26/03/2021

Athlete Groups Join Forces to Contribute to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Reform Process

Athletes welcome the opportunity provided by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to be a part of WADA’s efforts toward further structural reforms. The reforms submitted to WADA by our international group are intended to enhance athletes’ confidence in the World Anti-Doping Agency and the global clean sport initiative. Our submission...

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