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Jamaica and Kenya under scrutiny

WADA - JADCO

The World Conference on Doping in Sport starts tomorrow in Johannesburg, where it will consider a new anti-doping code and is expected to confirm the global doping policing body’s next president. [Read more…]

WADA goes to Jamaica

Asafa Powell

Asafa Powell

WADA has gone to Jamaica in search of answers for that country’s anti-doping programmes.

Officials from the World Anti-Doping Agency are meeting with Jamaica’s Anti-Doping Commission (Jadco) after claims have been made in the gaps in the screening of athletes. [Read more…]

Powell and Gay test positive

Tyson Gay - Asafa Powell

Tyson Gay – Asafa Powell

Sprint stars Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay have both returned positive drugs tests. [Read more…]

Campbell-Brown tests for diuretic

Veronica Campbell-Brown

Veronica Campbell-Brown

Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown returned a positive test at the May 4 Jamaica Invitational at the National Stadium. [Read more…]

Anti-Doping Norway celebrates 10 years

antidoping norway

Anti-Doping Norway had its 10th anniversary celebration recently by hosting an international symposium on NADO International Cooperation. [Read more…]

Pumper commits 2nd offence

Susanne Pumper

Susanne Pumper

AUSTRIA – Distance athlete, Susanne Pumper, has been caught for the second time and has been suspended for eight years. All the Austrian’s results since 2008 have been scrapped. [Read more…]

Blood-testing facility in Kenya

Blood-testing

Blood-testing

Kenyan athletes will be tested by a new blood-testing programme after concerns about doping, according to the IAAF. [Read more…]

Cheats exposed from Helsinki 2005

Nadzeya Ostapchuk

Nadzeya Ostapchuk

No matter how slowly the wheels may turn when it comes to catching cheats, the mere fact that it is happening shows that even after a period of 8 years there can still be justice.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has re-tested a selection of doping samples collected at the 2005 IAAF World Championships, Helsinki, Finland, from a wide range of disciplines and nations, and the results have revealed a further six adverse findings. [Read more…]

Radcliffe backs WMM anti-doping penalties

Paula Radcliffe - Beijing

Paula Radcliffe – Beijing

World record holder Paula Radcliffe has welcomed the decision of World Marathon Majors (WMM) to revise their athlete contracts to include stricter anti-doping penalties. [Read more…]

Hesch banned for 24 months

Christian Hesch

Christian Hesch

USADA announced today that Christian Hesch, an athlete in the sport of Track & Field, has accepted a two-year suspension for committing an anti-doping rule violation.

Hesch voluntarily admitted having used erythropoietin (EPO) which is prohibited under the USADA Protocol for Olympic Movement Testing and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Anti-Doping Rules, both of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List. [Read more…]