University of Waterloo Developing A 10-Second Drug Test for Athletes

The University of Waterloo is developing a rapid, on-site screening technology to test athletes for up to 100 different substances in a mere 10-seconds.


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Int’l Testing Agency Appoints Benjamin Cohen as Director General

According to an IOC press release today, the International Testing Authority has appointed WADA official Benjamin Cohen as its director general.

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New Doping Protocol Bottles May Be Flawed

A new iteration of doping laboratory bottles is being scrutinized as a possible risk to sample integrity.


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Russian Government Amends Labor Code To Require Anti-Doping Compliance

Russia has amended its federal labor code, requiring sporting federations to comply with anti-doping rules.

International Testing Agency Moves Closer To Being Operational

The Foundation Board of the ITA, along with its Chair Dr Valérie Fourneyron, held its first meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday 18 January, which marks a further step on the organisation’s road to becoming fully operational in early 2018.

Reduced Number Of Russian Athletes For PyeongChang 2018 Determined

The Invitation Review Panel and the Olympic Athlete from Russia Implementation Group (OARIG) have taken a key step in the process of inviting clean Russian athletes to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

14,000 Doping Tests Conducted To Safeguard PyeongChang 2018

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that more than 14,000 doping tests have been undertaken on over 6,000 athletes from 61 countries* to safeguard the upcoming Olympic Winter Games that open in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, on 9 February 2018.

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Japanese Kayaker Banned for 8 Years for Spiking Competitor’s Drink

Japanese competitive kayaker Yasuhiro Suzuki received an 8-year ban from competition for spiking 25-year-old Seiji Komatsu’s drink at last September’s national canoe sprint championships. Though rare, this is not the first time an athlete has sabotaged a competitor with a banned substance.

Japan Reports Domestic Competition Doping Violation

2018 brings Japan’s first doping violation occurring at a domestic competition.

CAS Registers 42 Appeals by Russian Athletes Against IOC Ban

42 Russian athletes are appealing the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) following the IOC Disciplinary Committee’s decision to ban each athlete from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

FINA Received Names Of Russian Athletes With Allegedly-Doctored Tests

FINA confirmed this month that it received from WADA the names of Russian athletes implicated in reports of a state-sponsored doping program in Russia that covered up positive anti-doping tests.

First Outcomes From Russia Implementation Group Announced

A number of issues related to athletes from Russia eligible to participate in the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang were tabled when the IOC’s Olympic Athlete from Russia Implementation Group (OARIG) convened in Lausanne earlier this week. 

IOC Sanctions 11 Russians As Part of Oswald Commission Findings

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published 11 new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations.

IOC Suspends Russia From 2018 Winter Olympics

As more and more evidence piles up to support a state-sponsored doping program within the nation of Russia, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially suspended the Russian Olympic Committee from the 2018 Winter Olympics while creating a strict process for allowing clean Russian athletes to compete under the Olympic banner.

Chinese Coach Liu Haitao Suspended After Liu Zixuan’s Doping Ban

We reported in October that Chinese world champs silver medalist Liu Zixuan had been suspended two years for a failed doping test, but Chinese media now report that her coach, Liu Haitao, is also being suspended.

IOC Sanctions Three Russian Athletes As Part Of Oswald Commission

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations.

IOC Sanctions 2 Athletes For Failing Anti-Doping Tests At London 2012

The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.