Anti-Doping

Brazil Passes Anti-Doping Legislation Just Under WADA Buzzer

Just in the nick of time, the Brazilian government passed necessary legislation to avoid seeing its compliance status dented by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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Efimova Maintains Innocence, Hopes To Compete In Rio

For the first time since reportedly having tested positive for meldonium, Russia’s reigning 100 breaststroke World Champion, Yulia Efimova, has spoken out.

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Dave Salo Makes Statement on Efimova Doping Case

“It’s not coming from me, it never has come from me.”

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Efimova’s Former Coach: “Only Doctors Can Be Blamed”

“An investigation is necessary,” states the former coach of Russian Yulia Efimova’s regarding her reportedly positive test for banned substance meldonium.

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Russian Fed’s Official Statement On Efimova; Temporary Suspension

The Russian Swimming Federation has released an official statement concerning Efimova’s reportedly positive test result for meldonium.

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Yulia Efimova Fails Doping Test, Could Face Lifetime Ban Per Russian Media

Russia’s reigning 100 breaststroke world champion Yulia Efimova has reportedly failed a doping test and could face a lifetime ban from the sport, according to Russian media.

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Babashoff To Release Book On Conquering East German Doping

Eight-time American Olympic medalist, swimmer Shirley Babashoff, co-authored “Making Waves”, a book based on her experience with cheating at the 1976 Olympic Games via the since-confirmed systematic doping of the East German (DDR) women’s swimming team.

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Korean Council/Olympic Committees Merge; Impact On Park’s Ban Unknown

A merger between the Korean Council of Sport (KOCOA) and the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) has been approved and is set to be completed by the end of the month. Will this impact the possible 3-year extension to Olympic swimmer Park Tae Hwan’s existing 18-month doping ban?

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IOC To Hand Over Rio Doping Case Rulings To CAS

In the ever-evolving global anti-doping environment, this week the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a significant change in the handling of positive drug tests rendered during the Rio Olympic Games.

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02/15/16 In Briefs: Australia Updates, Tokyo 2020 Logo, Williston Club

Get your dose of global headlines in this edition of In Briefs.

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Aggressive Anti-Doping Protocol Targets Swimming’s Top Athletes

An aggressive new testing approach will target the best athletes within the sport of swimming in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games.

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WADA Releases 2nd Independent Commission Report On Doping In Athletics

In a follow-up to its ground-breaking report last November on the state of doping within Russian athletics, the WADA Independent Commission has released a second report centered on criminal activity connected to the original allegations.

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01/18/16 In Briefs: Dubai Meet Announced, Zetao Recognized

Catch up on the latest In Briefs news from around the world.

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Possible Tokyo 2020 Vote-Buying Scandal Revealed In Latest WADA Report

A by-product of the most recent WADA Commission report reveals that at least $4 million of sponsorship money may have been a factor in swaying IOC votes in favor of Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games bid.

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Israel Removed From WADA Non-Compliant List

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that the country of Israel has been removed from the list of signatories previously deemed non-compliant with the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code.

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