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News 22/10/2020

WADA develops new method of identifying sample tampering as part of weightlifting investigation

• WADA publishes provisional outcomes of its ongoing investigation into weightlifting • Inquiry into practice of real-time urine substitution by athletes and the use of ‘doppelgängers’ has uncovered suspected cases involving 18 weightlifters from six countries • Call for additional powers for WADA’s independent Intelligence and Investigations Department The...

News 22/10/2020

Rugby Union player Brown banned for four years

Rugby union player Kurt Brown has been banned from all sport for a period of four years following a first Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV). UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) collected an In-Competition urine sample from Mr Brown on 1 February 2020 after a match between his team, Lydney RFC, and Sidmouth RFC....

News 20/10/2020

Chase Sherman Accepts Sanction for Violation of UFC Anti-Doping Policy

USADA announced today that Chase Sherman, of Gulfport, Miss., has accepted a nine-month sanction for a violation of the UFC® Anti-Doping Policy. Sherman, 30, tested positive for anastrozole as the result of a sample collected in-competition at UFC Fight Night on May 13, 2020. Anastrozole is a Specified Substance in the...

News 20/10/2020

Rugby League player Lea banned for four years

Rugby league player Andrew Lea has been banned from all sport for four years following Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) for the presence of prohibited substances. On 9 January 2020, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) collected an out-of-competition urine sample from Mr Lea at a Rochdale Hornets training session. Analysis of Mr Lea’s...

News 19/10/2020

Statement on item removed from Remco Evenepoel’s pocket following crash at Lombardia

The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) has completed the investigation it initiated in the aftermath of Remco Evenepoel’s crash at Il Lombardia on 15th August 2020 and the viewing of a video that showed a Team Deceuninck-Quick Step Sport Director removing an item from the rider’s pocket before placing it...

News 19/10/2020

Cycling Athlete Flavia Maria De Oliveira Paparella Accepts Sanction for Second ADRV

USADA announced today that Flavia Maria De Oliveira Paparella, of Castro Valley, Calif., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a six-month suspension for her second anti-doping rule violation in a 10-year period. Paparella’s first violation was announced in 2019, when she received a six-month suspension from...

News 15/10/2020

Investigatory chamber of independent Ethics Committee concludes investigation into Yves Jean-Bart and sanctions another Haitian football official

The investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has concluded its investigation proceedings against Yves Jean-Bart, President of the Haitian Football Association, and submitted its final report together with the investigation files to the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee. The investigatory chamber has further expanded the scope of...

News 14/10/2020

Football: Restitution of over CHF 36 million

• In the context of various criminal proceedings in connection with its football-related investigations, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has since December 2019 secured the forfeiture of around CHF 36.6 million held in frozen bank accounts in Switzerland and returned these funds to the entitled...

News 10/10/2020

Statement on Michael Jennings

The National Rugby League (NRL) has today provisionally suspended Parramatta Eels player Michael Jennings under the NRL’s Anti-Doping Policy. The Provisional Suspension Notice asserts that Mr Jennings returned a positive A-sample for LGD-4033 (Ligandrol) and its metabolite Di-hydroxy-LGD-4033, and also Ibutamoren and its metabolites Desbenzyl Ibutamoren and OH Ibutamoren. Each...

News 09/10/2020

Rugby Union player Perry banned for four years

Rugby union player Arran Perry has been banned from all sport for a period of four years following a first Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) for the use of a banned substance. UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) collected an out-of-competition urine sample from Mr Perry on 28 October 2019 at his home. Analysis...

News 07/10/2020

Footballer banned for two years after failing drugs test

Professional footballer for Barnsley FC, Bambo Diaby has been banned from all sport for a period of two years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV). UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) collected a urine sample from Mr Diaby ‘In-Competition’, after an EFL Championship match against Blackburn on 23 November 2019. Analysis of Mr...

News 06/10/2020

Retired boxer Machaj banned for four years

Professional boxer Adam Machaj has been banned from all sport for a period of four years following a first Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) for the use of banned substances.  On 7 January 2018, an episode of the Channel 4 TV programme “SAS: Who Dares Wins”, which featured Mr Machaj...

News 02/10/2020

World Players responds to WADA’s new rules for substances of abuse: urgent action required

For too long the World Anti-Doping Code (WADA Code) has miscategorized substances of abuse as performance enhancing drugs. This has meant that players who have consumed these have been treated as if they were ‘drug cheats.’ However, in nearly all cases, players have consumed substances of abuse recreationally or...

News 01/10/2020

Cycling Athlete Jeff Martin Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Jeff Martin, of Denver, Colo., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a two-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. Martin, 54, tested positive for an anabolic agent as the result of an in-competition drug test collected on February 16, 2020 at the Tour...

News 30/09/2020

WADA publishes redesigned, more athlete-friendly, 2021 Prohibited List

• Agency calls on athletes and all stakeholders to note List modifications concerning substances and methods The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes today the 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List); the 2021 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes; and the 2021 Monitoring Program. The 2021 List, which has been...

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