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07/05/2019

The CCES and Sportradar Sign Integrity Partnership

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and Sportradar Integrity Services, the world’s leading supplier of sport integrity solutions, have entered into a partnership to enhance the CCES’s digital investigation capabilities. Through this partnership, Sportradar Integrity Services will provide the CCES with anti-doping services, with a focus on intelligence...

07/05/2019

Weightlifting Athlete Ernest Prempeh Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Ernest Prempeh, of Somerville, N.J., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a four-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. Prempeh, 29, tested positive for 4-chloro-18-nor-17β-hydroxymethyl,17α-methyl-5α-androst-13-en-3α-ol (M3), a long-term metabolite of dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT), and other 4-chlorinated, 17α-methylated androgenic anabolic steroids (AAS), as the result...

07/05/2019

Weightlifting Athlete Mohamed Omar Receives Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Mohamed Omar, of Jackson, N.J., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has received a two-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. Omar, 22, tested positive for clomiphene and its metabolite M2 as the result of a urine sample collected out-of-competition on January 29, 2019. Clomiphene...

07/05/2019

IAAF letter to the World Medical Association

Dear Doctor Leonid Eidelman, Dear Board Members of the World Medical Association, Following a request from the South African Medical Association, The World Medical Association (WMA) has called twice on physicians around the world to take no part in implementing the IAAF Eligibility Regulations for the female classification (athletes...

07/05/2019

IAAF publishes briefing notes and Q&A on Female Eligibility Regulations

Over the past six days the IAAF has answered questions on the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to uphold its Eligibility Regulations for the Female Classification from more than 100 journalists. We have pulled together the 12 most asked and answered...

03/05/2019

Issam Taweel found guilty of match-fixing offences by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer

Egyptian tennis player Issam Taweel has been found guilty of match-fixing and other corruption offences under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP). Mr Taweel, 29, was found guilty of three charges, including attempting to contrive the outcome of a match, failing to report a corrupt approach and failing to disclose knowledge...

02/05/2019

WMA reiterates advice to physicians not to implement IAAF rules on classifying women athletes

The World Medical Association has reiterated its advice to physicians around the world to take no part in implementing new eligibility regulations for classifying female athletes. It follows today’s decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport supporting IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) regulations requiring women athletes...

02/05/2019

CCES, CAAWS and AthletesCAN Very Concerned with the CAS Ruling on IAAF’s Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and AthletesCAN are voicing their disagreement with the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) Eligibility Regulations for the Female Classification that pertains to female athletes with differences...

02/05/2019

Racquetball Athlete Janel Tisinger-Ledkins Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Janel Tisinger-Ledkins, of Clearfield, Utah, an athlete in the sport of racquetball, has accepted a 16-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Tisinger-Ledkins, 36, tested positive for octopamine sulfate, a metabolite of octopamine, as the result of an in-competition urine sample she provided at the National...

01/05/2019

CAS upholds IAAF’s female eligibility regulations

The IAAF is grateful to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for its detailed and prompt response to the challenge made to its Eligibility Regulations for the Female Classification for athletes with differences of sex development, and is pleased that the Regulations were found to be a necessary, reasonable...

01/05/2019

Caster Semenya, Athletics South Africa (ASA) & the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF): decision

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled on the requests for arbitration filed by the South African athlete Caster Semenya and Athletics South Africa (ASA) (“the Claimants”) against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) (collectively, the parties). The arbitration procedures concerned the “IAAF Eligibility Regulations for...

01/05/2019

Caster Semenya Loses Appeal for Equal Treatment

• Athletics Federation Rules Exclude Women with Intersex Variations from Competition The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed South African athlete Caster Semenya’s challenge to international athletics regulations which would see her compelled to undergo medical treatment or be forced out of competition. The regulations, issued by...

01/05/2019

ASA dumbfounded at CAS ruling, considering option of Swiss Federal Tribunal

Athletics South Africa (ASA) has received the ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and we are deeply disappointed and profoundly shocked that the CAS awardis in favour of upholding the new IAAF regulations for female athletes. ASA had initially attempted to negotiate with the IAAF against the...

30/04/2019

WADA successfully retrieves samples from Moscow Laboratory

Since January’s retrieval by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) of the analytical data generated by the former Moscow Laboratory in Russia, WADA Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) has been working on a mission to extract all relevant samples still contained within the laboratory. WADA can confirm that a five-person team has...

24/04/2019

WADA welcomes significant decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

A newly developed method for detecting the use of prohibited substances in athletes has led to a significant and unprecedented 29 March 2019 decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in favour of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). CAS issued a final award confirming Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)...

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