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News 14/03/2019

World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards review the main focus at 2019 WADA Annual Symposium

• Athlete session brings together more than 70 athletes and athlete representatives to discuss current issues and priorities  A crucial review of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and its associated International Standards, as well as compliance and capturing athletes’ views were among the main themes at the World Anti-Doping Agency’s...

News 13/03/2019

One common theme stands out: Athletes want an equal say with administrators on how sport is run and how it looks in the future

Dear Athletes, It has been one month since Global Athlete launched. The past month has resulted in a lot of listening and a lot of athlete engagement. While we are only just beginning our journey, one common theme has stood out: athletes want an equal say with administrators on...

News 12/03/2019

FINA withdraws doping case against Kira Toussaint

Statement from Kira Toussaint: ‘On Monday, 11 March 2019, I was told by FINA that they are withdrawing their official doping case against me immediately. Earlier, FINA informed me that at a doping control on 2 November 2018 during the World Cup in Beijing, tulobuterol had been found in...

News 11/03/2019

International Anti-Doping Leaders call on watershed opportunity to reform Anti-Doping System

Ahead of the Anti-Doping Symposium, NADO leaders met in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss meaningful reforms to the anti-doping system in advance of the WADA Presidential election. Leaders call on WADA Presidential Candidates to publicly commit to: • Further support the general principles of the 2016 Copenhagen Reform Proposals that call...

News 08/03/2019

Paralympic Track & Field Athlete Chelsea McClammer Accepts Finding of No Fault

USADA announced today that Chelsea McClammer, of Champaign, Ill., an athlete in the sport of Paralympic 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, McClammer will not face a period of...

News 07/03/2019

Press release from SaveTheRaceWalking

Numerous racewalkers from all over the world are protesting against the crazy choice of the IAAF Race Walking Committee to delete the races of 20 and 50km, replacing them with the distances of 10km and 30km, which we consider a useless and ridiculous solution. These proposals will be voted...

News 06/03/2019

WADA update on progress regarding Moscow Laboratory data

Following January’s mission, which saw a three-person World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) expert team successfully retrieve the analytical data generated by the former Moscow Laboratory in Russia, WADA is pleased to provide an update on progress made so far during the data authentication stage of the process. The lengthy process of...

News 06/03/2019

Enock Ikope banned from all cricket for 10 years

Former Zimbabwe Cricket Director Enock Ikope has been banned from all cricket for 10 years after the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching three counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. The Tribunal heard evidence that the ACU had established information during its investigation into the corrupt approach...

News 04/03/2019

Weightlifting Athlete Cheyenne Schenk Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Cheyenne Schenk, of West Palm Beach, Fla., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a six-month suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. Schenk accepted a six-month period of ineligibility that began on January 28, 2019, the date she accepted a provisional suspension. Based on...

News 01/03/2019

Ski Athlete Devin Logan Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Devin Logan, of Park City, Utah, an athlete in the sport of freeski, has accepted a six-month suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. Logan accepted a six-month period of ineligibility that began on December 7, 2018, the date her positive sample was collected. Based on Logan’s...

News 28/02/2019

Extract of the Ruling of the Hearing – Geir Helgemo

Extract of the Ruling of the Hearing of the WBF Antidoping Panel held on 11th February 2019 in Lausanne at the Maison Du Sport International. In compliance with the provisions of the Code of the World Anti-Doping Agency, a number of samples were obtained from Players participating in the World...

News 26/02/2019

Sanath Jayasuriya banned from all cricket for two years

Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned from all cricket for two years after admitting breaching two counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Mr Jayasuriya, the former Sri Lanka Cricket Chair of Selectors, admitted to being in breach of the following provisions of the Code Article 2.4.6 – Failure or refusal,...

News 25/02/2019

Powerlifting Athlete Suspended for Presence of Higenamine

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that David Lee, a powerlifting athlete, received a 14-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on August 11, 2018, revealed the presence of higenamine, a beta-2 agonist. Higenamine is classified...

News 25/02/2019

Decision in doping case: 2018 IMMAF WMMAA World Championships

Russian athlete Grigoriy Ponomarev has been found guilty of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation for the presence of Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone LTM (DHCMT-LTM) during the 2018 IMMAF – WMMAA Unified World Championships of Amateur MMA. A period of ineligibility has been imposed of two years by the unified international governing body, with Ponomarev’s...

News 22/02/2019

The CAS hearing in the arbitration procedure involving Caster Semenya, Athletics South Africa (ASA) and the IAAF has concluded

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing in the arbitration procedure between Caster Semenya, Athletics South Africa (ASA) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) concluded today at 17:00. In accordance with the timetable established in advance of the hearing, the Panel in charge of the matter closed...

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