Anti-Doping

Slovakian National Record Holding Swimmer Given 2-Year Doping Suspension

Juraj Hlavek, who is a national-level swimmer and international-level surf lifesaving competitor, has been given a 2-year doping suspension.

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India Youth Games Medalist Sahil Pawar Banned 4 Years for Doping Violation

Pawar, who was 19 at the time, finished 3rd in the 50 free at the 2019 Khelo Youth India Games before testing positive for a banned substance.

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Murphy, Ledecky & King Help Launch USADA’s Virtual Drug-Testing Program

Athletes are trying out a new USADA virtual drug-testing program done at home. Lilly King and Katie Ledecky are among the program’s first participants.

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Intl Authorities Should “Turn A New Page” On Russian Ban Says Sporting Minister

Russian sports minister Oleg Matytsin has stated that international sporting authorities should “turn a new page” on Russia’s sporting ban.

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Motivazioni Squalifica Schoeman: 16.500$ Per Provare La Contaminazione

FINA pubblica il documento sulle motivazioni della squalifica di un anno inflitta a Schoeman. L’atleta ha speso 16.500$ per provare la contaminazione

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Doping Panel Decision Reveals Schoeman Spent $16K to Investigate Positive Test

While he couldn’t provide evidence of a source of accidental ingestion, the Doping Panel found, among other things, that probability was in Schoeman’s favor.

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Anti-Doping Nonprofit Dedicates $120K to Fund COVID-19 Testing Research

The Partnership for Clean Competition, which funds about 80% of anti-doping research worldwide, purchased 15,000 tests for a new study.

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State of Swiss Federal Tribunal in Limbo as Sun Yang’s Appeal Deadline Passes

Last Saturday marked a month since Sun Yang was handed an eight-year ban – the deadline to appeal – but parts of the high court aren’t functioning as usual.

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Shayna Jack’s CAS Appeal To Reportedly Put Swimming AUS Camp Under Microscope

Shayna Jack is still trying to prove her innocence, with her legal team devising a strategy that looks at the pre-World Championships camp conductors.

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Canada: Sospesi Testi Antidoping Per Epidemia Coronavirus

Il Canada ha annunciato la sospensione di tutti i testi antidoping a causa dell’epidemia da coronavirus COVID-19. Il WADA però continua

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Canada Suspends Doping Testing Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Canada’s anti-doping governing body has announced the temporary suspension of all testing in order to minimize the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

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Russian Gymnast Khorkina Says Tokyo 2020 Postponement Is Punishment From God

Svetlana Khorkina has spoken out, saying that the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is a punishment from God for offending Russian athletes

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WADA Addresses Athletes’ Anti-Doping Concerns Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, WADA has released a set of Q&As to address the concerns that athletes may have as the situation unfolds.

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CAS Won’t Hold In-Person Hearings Until May; Video-Conferencing an Option

Delayed CAS decisions could affect swimming in multiple ways, including a decision on Australian Shayna Jack’s fate and that of RUSADA.

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WADA Expresses Concerns Over U.S. Bill “RADA”, Which Would Criminalize Doping

The Rodchenkov Act is a bill written in 2019 that would criminalize international doping fraud conspiracies.

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