Anti-Doping

WADA Suspends Doha Anti-Doping Lab’s Accreditation

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of the anti-doping lab in Doha, Qatar. The suspension will last a minimum of 4 months.

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Bulgarian Diver Koynashki Banned For 4 Years For THC

Bulgaria’s Bogomil Koynashki has been suspended for 4 years after testing positive for Carboxy-THC back in July. The ban began in late October.

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Travis Tygart To WADA: ‘Winning… Is Doing It The Right Way’

Travis Tygart, the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), speaks out in WADA’s latest video about the reasons athletes dope and the importance of whistleblowers in stopping corruption.

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FINA Bans Russian Swimmer Vitaly Melnikov for 8 Years

The FINA Doping Panel has banned Russian swimmer Vitaly Melnikov for 8 years after a positive test for Human Growth Hormone…

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Meldonium not Currently Banned by the NCAA

At least one case has relevance to NCAA swimming in particular, as Louisville backstroker Grigory Tarasevich tested positive for meldonium in March 2016.

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TASS Reports Russia Will Pay 42 Athletes up to $62,000 for Rio DQs

The Russian Olympic Committee will allocate a total of $620,000 to track and field athletes banned from competing in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, including three $62,000 prizes to athletes who would have had gold medal potential.

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Russia Passes Anti-Doping Bill with Prison Sentences for Coaches

The Russian State Duma (Russia‘s elected parliament) unanimously passed a bill this week that includes prison terms for coaches and officials…

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Russian Sport Federation Heads Take Part In Anti-Doping Seminar

The heads of various Russian sports federations took part in an educational seminar organized by the Independent Public Anti-Doping Commission this week.

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WADA Affirms NADO Proposals, Will Consider Next Month

The World Anti-Doping Agency has officially affirmed the proposals to reform anti-doping efforts made by national anti-doping organizations (NADOs) at an August summit, and will consider the proposals next month.

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WADA Rio Report: Less Than 50% Of Athletes Reported Whereabouts

‘It was only due to the enormous resourcefulness and goodwill of some key doping control personnel working at the Games that the process did not break down entirely,’ reads the WADA Independent Observers’ Report.

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IOC Sanctions 8 Athletes for Failing Anti-Doping Tests at London 2012

The IOC today announced that eight athletes have been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. The details follow.

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IOC Continues Russian Investigations As Second McLaren Report Planned

The IOC has asked Russian authorities for details concerning doping practices spanning 2010-2015, as a follow-up to the damaging McLaren Report released this past summer.

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WADA: 5 National Anti-Doping Organizations Out of Compliance

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced on Wednesday that 5 Natinoal Anti-Doping Organizations are not currently in compliance with the…

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WADA Partners With Japanese Astellas On Anti-Doping Pharma Efforts

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced a new partnership with pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma out of Japan.

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FINA’s Maglione Denies Blaming IOC For Soft Stance On Russians In Rio

An email sent from FINA’s Julio Maglione to the organization’s doping control review board points the finger at the IOC regarding Russian aquatic athletes’ eligibility in Rio.

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