Anti-Doping

WADA’s Annual Compliance Report Shows Increased Activity In 2021

The report says that anti-doping testing levels in 2021 returned to where they were pre-pandemic.

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US, Japan, France, Australia, S. Africa, & Belgium Gain Medals in Lobuzov Ban

American Zane Grothe picks up his first World Championship gold medal as a result of Russian Artem Lobuzov’s doping suspension.

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Swiss Tribunal Dismisses Sun Yang’s Appeal Against June 2021 CAS Decision

The recent ruling by the Swiss court means that Yang’s ban, which is active through May 28th, 2024, remains intact. 

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What is Trimetazidine?

Russian figure skating star Kamila Valieva tested positive for trimetazidine. This is same drug that Chinese swimmer Sun Yang tested positive for in 2014.

Court of Arbitration for Sport and WADA Engage in Public Spat Ahead of Beijing

The WADA report from after the Tokyo Olympics criticized “the lack of anti-doping knowledge” of some CAS Anti-Doping Division members.

Let’s Talk About Testing (No, Not COVID Testing)

Even though less samples were taken in 2021 than pre-pandemic, more out-of-competition samples were taken this year than in 2019.

WADA Publishes Independent Observer Reports on 2020 Olympics and Paralympics

WADA published its independent observer reports on the Olympics and Paralympics, which helped increase the efficacy of the programs’ own anti-doping programs.

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WADA Clears 11 National Anti-Doping Orgs from Non-Compliance Watch List

11 countries, including swimming powers like Spain and the Netherlands, have updated national laws and policies to come in to compliance with the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code.

Texas Man Becomes First Charged Under New U.S. Anti-Doping Law

The man was charged for providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics, including Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare.

United States Fulfills $2.9 million WADA Contribution after Lengthy Conflict

The United States Government paid the final $1.3 million owed to WADA after a back-and-forth conflict dating back to June of 2020.

Il Campione Mondiale Jr 2013 Alexander Palatov Sospeso Per Doping

Il 26enne russo Alexander Palatov è stato sospeso dall’agenzia antidoping RUSADA per violazione delle regole antidoping per due anni

World Anti-Doping Agency Publishes 2019 Testing and Sanctions Study

WADA published its 2019 Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report which provides details on 1,912 violations, 50 of which came from aquatics.

2013 World Junior Champion Alexander Palatov Given 2 Year Doping Suspension

Alexander Palatov, who in April finished 3rd at the Russian Olympic Trials, was given a 2 year suspension for an anti-doping rules violation.

WADA: La Lista Aggiornata Delle Le Sostanze Proibite, In Vigore Da Gennaio

WADA ha pubblicato l’elenco aggiornato delle sostanze proibite per il 2022 che entrerà in vigore a partire dal 1° gennaio 2022

WADA’s Updated 2022 Prohibited List Comes Into Force on January 1

WADA’s updated prohibited list for 2022 takes effect starting January 1st. Updates include glucocorticoids (cortisone), salbutamol, and BPC-157.