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News 21/01/2021

ITA Cycling Unit fully operational since 1 January 2021

• The International Testing Agency (ITA) and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) are pleased to announce that the ITA’s cycling unit, which heads up the agency’s efforts to tackle doping in cycling, has been fully operational since 1 January 2021. Newly created by the ITA, the cycling unit is...

News 18/01/2021

The ITA pursues prosecution of anti-doping rule violations in weightlifting

Since the last update on its legal activities on behalf of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF),  the International Testing Agency (ITA) has pursued the investigation and prosecution of anti-doping cases under the IWF Anti-Doping Rules in the scope of the mandate entrusted by the IWF. In this context, the...

News 13/01/2021

UK Athlete bans updated in line with Code changes

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has today announced the seven athletes whose bans from sport have been updated and reduced to three months due to changes introduced in the new 2021 World Anti-Doping Code (Code), specifically in respect of ‘Substances of Abuse’. Lance Randall, Adam Hoskins, AJ Roberts, Luke Traynor, Daniel Bridge and Conner Duthie previously received two-year bans from UKAD for violations under the 2015 Code. Similarly, Ricky Miller received a two-year ban from The FA’s Independent Regulatory Commission for violating anti-doping regulations....

News 12/01/2021

Equestrian: The CAS disqualifies Team Canada from the Jumping competition at the 2019 Pan American Games

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the appeal arbitration procedures between the Canadian equestrian athlete Nicole Walker, Equestrian Canada and the Pan American Sports Organisation (Panam Sports) relating to the decision issued by the Panam Sports Disciplinary Commission on 11 December 2019 (the...

News 08/01/2021

Result of two integrity cases announced by BWF

The BWF announced today the outcomes of two integrity cases in badminton and published the reasoned decisions of the Independent Hearing Panel (IHP). The hearings for both cases concluded in late 2020, and the decisions have been communicated to the parties recently. Both cases involved whistle blowers who reported information...

News 07/01/2021

Statement from Dayana Yastremska

Dear all; A few days ago, I have received a notice from the ITF that I was tested positive for mesterolone metabolite on 24 November 2020. I firmly state that I have never used any performance enhancing drugs or any prohibited substances. I am astonished and under shock, particularly...

News 07/01/2021

Provisional suspension imposed on Dayana Yastremska

Dayana Yastremska has been provisionally suspended under Article 8.3.1(c) of the 2020 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”), pending determination of the charge against her at a full hearing pursuant to Article 8 of the Programme. Ms. Yastremska, a 20-year-old player from Ukraine, provided an Out-of-Competition urine sample on 24 November...

News 05/01/2021

Weightlifting Athlete Scott Hisaka Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Scott Hisaka, 30, of Concord, Cal., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a four-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation involving his possession of multiple prohibited substances. In addition to education and testing, robust anti-doping programs enable investigations stemming from various sources, including...

News 05/01/2021

Cycling Athlete Flavia De Maria Oliveira Paparella Granted a Reduced Sanction

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that cycling athlete Flavia De Maria Oliveira Paparella, of Castro Valley, Calif., is entitled to a reduction in her suspension due to a change in the applicable rules. Paparella served almost three months of the six-month suspension that she accepted on October...

News 04/01/2021

AB: NK Maribor player Martin Milec

On 27 August 2020, following the UEFA 2020/21 Europa League match between NK Maribor and Coleraine FC, the NK Maribor player Martin Milec underwent an in-competition doping control carried out by UEFA. The analysis of the player’s sample by a WADA-accredited laboratory revealed the presence of Fenoterol, which is a...

News 31/12/2020

Slovakian tennis player banned for match-fixing

Slovakian tennis player Dagmara Baskova has been banned for a period of 12 years and fined $40,000 after an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit uncovered five incidents of match fixing by the player in 2017. Ms Baskova admitted the charges and Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Ian Mill QC ruled that...

News 29/12/2020

Track & Field Athlete Brenda Martinez Accepts Finding of No Fault

USADA announced today that Brenda Martinez, of Big Bear, Calif., an athlete in the sport of track and field, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by her without fault or negligence. As a result, Martinez will not face a period of...

News 29/12/2020

Statement on Brent Naden

The NRL has imposed a sanction of one month’s suspension on Penrith Panthers player Brent Naden following the conclusion of anti-doping processes conducted by Sport Integrity Australia and the NRL. Naden did not contest a Notice of Alleged Anti-Doping Rule Violation in relation to positive samples for Benzoylecgonine and Methylecgonine...

News 23/12/2020

WADA statement following Swiss Federal Tribunal decision to uphold Sun Yang’s application for revision of CAS award

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has been informed of the decision of the Swiss Federal Tribunal to uphold the revision application filed by Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and to set aside the 28 February 2020 award of a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Panel. The case is in relation...

News 22/12/2020

FIFA files criminal complaint in connection with Museum project that landed football with a bill of CHF 500 million

FIFA has lodged a criminal complaint with Zurich’s cantonal prosecutor as evidence of suspected criminal mismanagement by FIFA’s former management and companies appointed by them in relation to the ‘Haus zur Enge’ has surfaced following an investigation by external experts. The complaint identifies the direct involvement of former FIFA...

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