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News 26/05/2020

WADA fully reinstates accreditation of Salt Lake City Laboratory after partial suspension

On 5 September 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) partially suspended the accreditation of the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory (SMRTL) in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, limited to the laboratory’s isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) analytical method, due to non-conformities with the relevant technical document (TD2016IRMS). On 6...

News 26/05/2020

NRL statement on Bronson Xerri

The National Rugby League (NRL) has today provisionally suspended Cronulla Sharks player Bronson Xerri under the NRL’s Anti-Doping Policy. The Provisional Suspension Notice asserts that Mr Xerri returned a positive A-sample for exogenous Testosterone, Androsterone, Etiocholanolone and 5b-androstane-3a,17b-diol which are prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the NRL’s...

News 25/05/2020

Government outlines conditions for elite athletes’ return to competitive training

• DCMS publishes ‘stage two’ of its elite sport return to training guidance • Guidance permits close contact training when sport bodies, clubs and teams deem conditions right to do so, following consultation with athletes, coaches and support staff • Follows guidance supporting initial return to training while maintaining...

News 22/05/2020

Triathlon Athlete Isidro Romero Noboa Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Isidro Romero Noboa, of Key Biscayne, Fla., an athlete in the sport of triathlon, has accepted a four-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation after testing positive for multiple prohibited substances. Romero Noboa, 47, tested positive for the presence of an anabolic agent of exogenous origin...

News 22/05/2020

Haiti: Soccer Chief Accused of Sexual Assault

• FIFA Should Suspend Football Federation President Haitian law enforcement should effectively investigate serious allegations of sexual assault against the President of the Fédération Haïtienne De Football (FHF), and vigorously pursue appropriate prosecutions, Human Rights Watch said today. As reported in The Guardian, survivors and family members have accused...

News 21/05/2020

WADA study reveals no meaningful link between TUEs and the likelihood of winning an Olympic medal

There is no meaningful association between an athlete having a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) and winning a medal at the Olympic Games, according to a study carried out by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study, conducted by WADA Medical...

News 20/05/2020

Esther Oyema receives a four-year ban for anti-doping rule violation

• The Nigerian Para powerlifter has also been stripped of the gold medal which she won in the women’s up to 55kg competition in Lagos The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has banned former Paralympic Para powerlifting champion Esther Oyema for four years after she committed an anti-doping rule violation...

News 19/05/2020

The Court of Arbitration for Sport dismisses the appeal filed by Bralon Taplin

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by the Grenadian sprinter Bralon Taplin against the decision issued by the Caribbean Regional Anti- Doping Organization (Caribbean RADO) on 8 November 2019 in which a four-year period of ineligibility was imposed on him following an anti-doping...

News 18/05/2020

Decision in the case of Arklon Huertas Del Pino

A decision has been issued under the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”) that Arklon Huertas Del Pino has committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1. That decision imposed a period of ineligibility of two years, commencing on 24 October 2019. Mr. Huertas Del Pino, a 25-year-old player from...

News 18/05/2020

UCI statement on Luis Ricardo Villalobos Hernandez

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that Mexican rider Luis Ricardo Villalobos Hernandez has been notified of an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for GHRP-6 (Peptide hormones, growth factors, related substances, and mimetics) in a sample collected by the Mexican National Anti-Doping Organisation during an out-of-competition control on 25 April...

News 18/05/2020

Rugby league player receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) acknowledges the decision of the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) to impose a two-year ban on athlete Jordan Kenworthy for the presence of a metabolite of a prohibited substance. Mr Kenworthy, who competed for Mackay Cutters in the QRL, returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF)...

News 15/05/2020

Doping trafficking ring with professional athletes dismantled in Italy

• Four traffickers have been arrested, another 64 individuals are under investigation The Italian Carabinieri Corps (NAS Carabinieri), supported by Europol, targeted a criminal network trafficking illegal medicines and doping substances. On the action day on 14 May 2020, Italian law enforcement authorities arrested four suspected traffickers. The Carabinieri carried...

News 15/05/2020

WADA Executive Committee focused on moving Clean Sport forward despite COVID-19

Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Executive Committee (ExCo) held its second meeting of the year – this time virtually due to restrictions associated with COVID-19. During the meeting, ExCo members were updated on WADA’s progress on key priorities, and took a number of decisions and recorded recommendations that...

News 13/05/2020

Anti-doping groups partner with MLB, release results of major COVID-19 antibody study

Two major anti-doping groups joined together with Major League Baseball and Stanford University to produce the first nationwide study for COVID-19 antibodies. Now, the study has returned results suggesting there are roughly seven times more antibody carriers than confirmed cases in the US. The findings could help scientists better...

News 12/05/2020

WADA hails South Africa-Ethiopia NADO partnership a success for clean sport in Africa

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce that a three-year partnership agreement between the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) and the Ethiopian National Anti-Doping Organization (ETH-NADO) has yielded significant benefits for the protection of clean sport in Africa. The agreement, which was facilitated and monitored by WADA, saw SAIDS provide...

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