Results: no fault

News 05/09/2016

UFC Athlete, Montano, Receives Finding of No Fault

USADA announced today that UFC athlete Augusto Montano, of Mexico City, Mexico, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by him without fault or negligence. Montano, 31, tested positive for trace amounts of clenbuterol as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample he...

News 01/09/2016

Triathlete, Tutukin, Accepts Finding of No Fault for Meldonium

USADA announced today that triathlete Ivan Tutukin, of Lubertcy, Russia, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by him without fault or negligence pursuant to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidance concerning meldonium. Tutukin, 30, tested positive for meldonium as the result of...

News 02/08/2016

Swimmer, Lobintsev, Accepts Finding of No Fault for Meldonium

USADA announced today that Nikita Lobintsev, of Yekaterinburg, Russia, an athlete in the sport of swimming, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by him without fault or negligence pursuant to the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) guidance concerning meldonium. Lobintsev, 27, tested positive...

News 28/07/2016

Lehonkova, Accepts Finding of No Fault for Meldonium ADRV

USADA announced today that Nataliya Lehonkova, of Ukraine, an athlete in the sport of track & field, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by her without fault or negligence. Lehonkova, 33, tested positive for meldonium as the result of an out-of-competition urine...

News 19/07/2016

Volleyball Athlete, Holt, Accepts Finding of No Fault for Meldonium

USADA announced today that Maxwell Holt, of Newport Beach, Calif., an athlete in the sport of volleyball, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by him without fault or negligence. Holt, 29, tested positive for meldonium as the result of an out-of-competition urine...

News 19/07/2016

U.S. Gymnastics Athlete Accepts Finding of No Fault for ADRV

USADA announced today that Kristen Shaldybin, of Highwood, Illinois, an athlete in the sport of gymnastics, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by her without fault or negligence. Shaldybin,18, tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide and its marker, 3‐chloroaniline‐4,6‐disulfonamide, as the result of an...

11/06/2020

Softball Athlete Madilyn Nickles Found Not at Fault

USADA announced today that Madilyn Nickles, of Van Nuys, Calif., an athlete in the sport of softball, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by her without fault or negligence. As a result, Nickles will not face a period of ineligibility for...

11/06/2020

Boxing Athlete Virginia Fuchs Found Not at Fault

USADA announced today that Virginia Fuchs, of Kemah, Texas, an athlete in the sport of boxing, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by her without fault or negligence. As a result, Fuchs will not face a period of ineligibility for her...

09/02/2022

A vote of no confidence in the Court of Arbitration for Sport

• According to a new survey conducted by Play the Game, athletes have largely lost confidence in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). They do not consider the CAS to be ‘independent’ and ‘impartial’, but rather an extension of the sports federations, where proceedings drag on irregularly and...

23/08/2021

ITTF finds no case against Khalil Al-Mohannadi

The Integrity Unit of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has found claims that Khalil Al-Mohannadi breached the ITTF Constitution to be false, and announced that there is no basis for further action to be taken against him. Al-Mohannadi was appointed as ITTF Vice President in 2009 and as...

30/07/2021

Nobody apologised

On Wednesday, 20 athletes were pulled from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics because their national athletics federations failed to ensure that they underwent the minimum number of anti-doping tests required by World Athletics. Of course, it is vital that athletes competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are sure that their...

22/07/2021

Quiñonez case underlines the need for ‘whereabouts’ reform

The ‘whereabouts’ system, which requires athletes to file their location for doping control purposes, needs reforming. This has been highlighted, yet again, by the case of Ecuadorian sprinter Alex Quiñonez, who faces losing his spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to an error made by his agent in...

19/07/2021

Anti-doping’s biggest secret: not all athletes are guilty

“I think the system is perhaps more loaded against the athlete, but the entire system would fall apart if you had to put the burden on the doping authority rather than the athlete”. The above quote is from Richard McLaren, the sports lawyer who authored two Reports into Russian...

24/06/2021

IWF Acknowledges ITA Investigation Report, And Ready To Take Immediate Action

Following today’s publication of the report by the International Testing Agency (ITA) into extensive past anti-doping rule violations in weightlifting, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has acknowledged the findings. As noted in the report, the ITA’s investigation and the various investigations that preceded it have enabled the IWF to...

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