Anti-Doping

Henrique Rodrigues’ Year-Long Doping Suspension Ends

The suspension of 2016 Olympic semi-finalist Henrique Rodrigues has expired after 1 year, meaning he is eligible to return to competition. Rodrigues…

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RUSADA Remains Non-Compliant as Zhukov Denies State-Run Doping System

ROC President Alexander Zhukov stated that Russia will not recognize the conclusions of the McLaren Report, thereby halting any chances of RUSADA becoming WADA-compliant.

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Company At Center Of Doping Protocol Bottle Controversy Ends Business

“The Board of Directors of Berlinger Special AG has resolved that the company will cease production of its doping control kits in the medium term,” the company said late last week.

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Doping Exposée Icarus Wins Academy Award for Best Documentary

Icarus, a documentary film directed by American Bryan Fogel on the topic of doping in sports, won the 2018 Academy Award…

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WADA Suspends Accreditation of Bucharest Lab

The World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of its laboratory in Bucharest, Romania, that was provisionally suspended in…

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IOC Lifts Russian Ban Though RUSADA Remains Non-Compliant

The IOC has lifted its ban on the Russian Olympic Committee, despite the fact that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency still remains non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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Denmark Adds To Annual WADA Contribution To Target Code Compliance

The Government of Denmark has announced a contribution of USD 70,000 to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), with the funds…

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2nd Russian Athlete Tests Positive For Banned Substance In Pyeongchang

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games conclude in Pyeongchang, South Korea this weekend, but not before at least 3 athletes have tested positively for banned substances, with 2 of those Olympians representing Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR).

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University of Waterloo Developing A 10-Second Drug Test for Athletes

The University of Waterloo is developing a rapid, on-site screening technology to test athletes for up to 100 different substances in a mere 10-seconds.

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Int’l Testing Agency Appoints Benjamin Cohen as Director General

According to an IOC press release today, the International Testing Authority has appointed WADA official Benjamin Cohen as its director general.

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New Doping Protocol Bottles May Be Flawed

A new iteration of doping laboratory bottles is being scrutinized as a possible risk to sample integrity.

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Russian Government Amends Labor Code To Require Anti-Doping Compliance

Russia has amended its federal labor code, requiring sporting federations to comply with anti-doping rules.

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International Testing Agency Moves Closer To Being Operational

The Foundation Board of the ITA, along with its Chair Dr Valérie Fourneyron, held its first meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday 18 January, which marks a further step on the organisation’s road to becoming fully operational in early 2018.

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Reduced Number Of Russian Athletes For PyeongChang 2018 Determined

The Invitation Review Panel and the Olympic Athlete from Russia Implementation Group (OARIG) have taken a key step in the process of inviting clean Russian athletes to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

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14,000 Doping Tests Conducted To Safeguard PyeongChang 2018

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that more than 14,000 doping tests have been undertaken on over 6,000 athletes from 61 countries* to safeguard the upcoming Olympic Winter Games that open in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, on 9 February 2018.

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