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News 09/12/2019

WADA Executive Committee unanimously endorses four year period of non-compliance for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency

Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Executive Committee (ExCo) unanimously endorsed the recommendation made by the independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) be declared non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) for a period of four years. Meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, the 12-member ExCo supported the CRC’s...

News 07/12/2019

Open Letter to Sir Craig Reedie

Dear Mr President, As the President of the International Fencing Federation I understand the importance of the matters that will be considered on December 9, 2019. I fully support the most severe sanctions against any doping offenders but only if the decisions are fair and based on general principles...

News 07/12/2019

Declaration of the 8th Olympic Summit

• At the invitation of the International Olympic Committee, the leading representatives of the Olympic movement met in Lausanne over the last two days for the 8th Olympic Summit (list of participants below). The Olympic Summit forms part of the ongoing consultation process on important issues of significance for...

News 06/12/2019

Athletics athlete receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of Athletics Australia to impose a four-year ban on athlete Holly Bender for the presence of a prohibited substance and the metabolites of a prohibited substance, the use of a prohibited substance, and tampering or attempted tampering with any...

News 06/12/2019

UKAD Athlete Commission statement calls for strongest sanctions on Russia ahead of WADA ExCo meeting

• A statement released on behalf of the UK Anti-Doping Athlete Commission: “The UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Athlete Commission is calling on the members of the WADA Executive Committee (ExCo) to implement the strongest possible sanctions to protect sport when they meet next week. The UKAD Athlete Commission works to ensure...

News 06/12/2019

UKAD and Mr Dillian Whyte issue joint statement

UK Anti-Doping and the professional boxer, Dillian Whyte, can today jointly confirm that Mr Whyte was charged with an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) earlier this year, but that this charge has now been withdrawn. The charge was brought after a sample provided by Mr Whyte on 20 June 2019 indicated...

News 06/12/2019

iNADO urges WADA to make sanction mechanism consistent and transparent

The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO) commends WADA’s Intelligence and Investigation Team and the group of independent forensic experts for securing evidence that, laboratory information under the authority and control of the Russian Government, has been selectively and systematically tampered with in an effort to obstruct ongoing WADA...

News 05/12/2019

WADA clarifies next steps of the RUSADA Compliance Process

On 25 November 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issued a media release regarding the recommendation of WADA’s independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) concerning the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s (RUSADA’s) non-compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), which will be considered by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) when they meet on...

News 04/12/2019

Weightlifting Athlete Lawrence Letellier Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Lawrence Letellier, of San Angelo, Texas, an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a two-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. Letellier, 34, tested positive for clomiphene as the result of an in-competition drug test conducted at the American Open Series 2 on July...

News 04/12/2019

Joint statement by Rugby Australia, NSW Rugby Union and Israel Folau

• Rugby Australia, NSW Rugby and Israel Folau have today settled their legal dispute following the dismissal of Israel Folau after he posted a religious message on social media (the Social Media Post). The Social Media Post reflected Mr Folau’s genuinely held religious beliefs, and Mr Folau did not...

News 03/12/2019

WADA publishes revised International Standard for Testing and Investigations

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to publish the revised International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI), which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) on 4 November 2019 and enters into force on 1 March 2020. It should be noted that this is an exceptional revision to...

News 03/12/2019

IOC EB announces a US$5 million budget for long term storage of pre-Games testing samples

• Following up on the IOC President’s announcement during the recent World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport, the IOC Executive Board (EB) today approved a budget of up to US$5 million, spread over 10 years, to be allocated in a comprehensive long-term storage programme...

News 28/11/2019

Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, a former President of the Central African Republic Football Association (CARFA) and a former FIFA standing committee member, guilty of having infringed his duty of neutrality, as well as of discrimination and of failing to protect, respect...

News 28/11/2019

Review statement by UK Athletics

• UK Athletics commissions independent review into its handling of issues concerning the Nike Oregon Project in order to ensure its future governance and assurance framework is robust UK Athletics (UKA) has today announced the commissioning of an Independent Review (Independent Review) following Alberto Salazar’s 4-year ban from the...

News 28/11/2019

GAISF and ITA sign MoU to strengthen commitment to clean sport

GAISF has reaffirmed its commitment to clean sport by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Testing Agency (ITA) earlier this week. The ITA was formed in early 2018 with the operational nucleus coming from GAISF’s own Doping-Free Sport Unit (DFSU), which had originally been created to support...

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