Anti-Doping

WADA Suspends African Continent’s Only Anti-Doping Laboratory

The only accredited doping control laboratory on the African continent, located in Bloemfontein, South Africa, has had its accreditation suspended by WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency, for failure to meet WADA standards.

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IOC Publishes Anti-Doping Rules For Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has released its official manual of anti-doping rules for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

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FINA’s Marculescu: “Doping Is A War We Will Never Win”

Regarding the subject of doping within the sport of swimming, FINA’s Cornel Marculescu stated this week, “I think it’s a war we will never win but it’s a battle we will win here and there for sure.”

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Australia Next to Utilize New International Substance-Checker Tool

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has announced  that it will start using a recently launched online tool to help its…

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Russian Water Polo Player Has Temporary Meldonium Suspension Lifted

The temporary suspension issues in March to Russian water polo player Alexey Bugaychuk has been lifted, the Russian Water Polo Federation…

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Updating The Story Line On Russian And Chinese Doping

What’s the latest news regarding the ever-present subject of anti-doping? Find out here.

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FINA Imposes 4-Year Ban On Slovenia’s Tanja Smid For Positive Test

Slovenian record-holder Tanja Smid has been issued a four-year ban for doping, which will result in her retirement.

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FINA Denies Efimova’s Request For Provisional Suspension To Be Lifted

Yulia Efimova’s request for her suspension to be lifted has been denied by FINA.

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Vladimir Putin Says Meldonium Not a Performance-Enhancer

Putin says he doesn’t believe Meldonium should be outlawed, and that further studies should have been done on how long it takes the substance to leave the body.

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WADA Revokes Moscow Lab Accredidation, Suspends Lisbon

The World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) has revoked the accredidation of the Moscow Antidoping Center in Russia due to non-compliance with…

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Efimova Sends Letter to FINA Asking to Lift Her Temporary Suspension

Earlier today, the ongoing controversy surrounding doping, specifically the drug meldonium, got even more complicated as the WADA announced that…

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Newly-Formed WADA Compliance Review Committee Holds April Meeting

In compliance with the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code, the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) has formed a committee, the Compliance Review…

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Russian Swimming Fed Waiting On Efimova’s Meldonium Concentration Data

After WADA’s announcement earlier today that some cases where athletes have tested positively for meldonium may see the athlete’s suspension lifted, eyes turn to Yulia Efimova’s situation.

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WADA’s Latest Meldonium Statement May Excuse Some Athletes

WADA states that in the particular circumstances where the meldonium concentration found is below 1mcg and the test was taken prior to March 1, 2016, the case may be deemed as having no fault.

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Russia Withdraws Players, Teams From Competition Due to Meldonium

The move may prevent further embarrassing positive tests for the drug Meldonium

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