The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) continues its crackdown on anti-doping laboratories, with the Madrid, Spain lab becoming the 5th lab to have its accreditation suspended in less than a year.
Argentine Olympic Committee President Gerhard Werthein announced that Argentine swimmer Martin Carrizo has been removed from his nation’s Olympic roster after having failed a doping test.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed an appeal by Croatian water polo player Niksa Dobud this week, upholding a 4-year suspension handed down by FINA last spring.
The IOC issued a statement today regarding doping actions heading into the Olympic Games this summer.
In the midst of worldwide doping scandals within the realm of sports, the Australian Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is seeing its budget and operating staff numbers slashed.
The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) said today that 8 of its athletes are among the 23 positive tests from London’s reanalysis.
“If athletes choose to cheat, they can’t rest easy until ten years is up,” said David Howman, Director General of WADA.
The retesting of London samples renders unfavorable results for 23 athletes.
Says Travis Tygart, Chief Executive of USADA, ‘demand for strong leadership and answers from within the world of anti-doping is at a record high.’
A Russian news agency has reported the names of 14 Russian athletes it says are among the 31 whose urine samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics failed an anti-doping retest this year, and no swimmers were listed.
Russia’s track & field federation faces a potential ban from the Rio 2016 Olympics, but the Russian Sports Minister and a two-time Olympic pole vault champion have publicly criticized the ban, with the athlete mulling a discrimination lawsuit.
The former head of RUSADA, Russia’s national anti-doping agency, says that the retested samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics could still prove to be clean and the suspected athletes cleared of any doping charges.
Russian news agency TASS reports that 14 Russian athletes are among the 31 Olympians who tested positive for banned substances in a retest of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
FINA, the international governing body for aquatic sports, has released a statement on its decision to lift the temporary suspension…
USC and Trojan Swim Club head coach Dave Salo says Russian breaststroker Yulia Efimova is not training with Trojan Swim Club, contrary to what has been reported by other media outlets.