Doping control in electronic sport

E-sports players should face doping tests, says former Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson E-sports has become a booming industry worldwide with a number of UK teenagers now being home-school so that can compete full time / Credit: Alamy   E-sports players should face drug tests like athletes, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has said as she called for…

INTERNATIONAL ANTI-DOPING EXPERT DR. KARLHEINZ DEMEL DIED

THE SLOVAK ANTI-DOPING ACADEMY MOURNS DR. KARLHEINZ DEMEL     The Slovak Anti-Doping Academy with deep grief announces that Dr. Karlheinz Demel died on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at the age of 82. Dr. Karlheinz Demel was the founder and patron of the modern anti-doping system not only in Austria, with a significant impact on…

WMA PHYSICIAN LEADERS REAFFIRM OPPOSITION TO IAAF RULES

Physician leaders reaffirm opposition to IAAF rules     The World Medical Association has reaffirmed its opposition to IAAF gender rules for classifying female athletes as ‘contrary to medical ethics’. In a letter to the International Association of Athletic Federations, the WMA says ‘we stand firm against any practice requiring physicians to use their competence…

WITOLD BAŃKA AS NEW PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY

Witold Bańka became President of the World Anti-Doping Agency Witold Bańka became the new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency. The Polish Minister of Sports and Tourism will take office as President on 1 January 2020.   Photo: twitter.com   The election of the new WADA President took place during the Montreal WADA Foundation Board…

FOUR YEARS OF INELIGIBILITY AS AN DISPROPORTIONATE ANTIDOPING SANCTION

Anti-doping and athletes’ rights under EU law: Four-year period of ineligibility as disproportionate sanction?   Anti-doping rules could indeed prove excessive by virtue of, amongst others, ‘the severity of (…) penalties.’ / Illustration: pravnenoviny.sk   Introduction   ‘The period of ineligibility shall be four years.The most significant change between the 2009 World Anti-Doping Code (WADA…

RETHINK OF ANTI-DOPING IS NEEDED AND SYSTEM IS STUCK IN THE PAST

Former WADA director general Howman claims rethink of anti-doping is needed and says system is stuck in the past Former WADA director general David Howman provided the keynote speech at the conference / Photo:©Twitter   Anti-doping is stuck in the past and a rethink of the system is drastically needed, former World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)…

IAAF NEW STRATEGY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST DOPING

IAAF to expand anti-doping methods after ruling   Photo: getty.com The International Athletics Federation (IAAF) independent integrity unit is to expand its steroid profiling strategy in the fight against doping. It follows a decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to ban Ukrainian sprinters Olha Zemliak and Olesia Poch for eight and four…

SELF-SUSPENSION OF THE DOPING CONTROL LABORATORY IN HELSINKI

WADA announces self-suspension of the Helsinki Laboratory   Photo: swimmingworld.azureedge.net   The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that the Doping Control Laboratory in Helsinki, Finland (Helsinki Laboratory) has advised WADA that it wishes to self-suspend its anti-doping activities while it finalizes its plan to re-locate to a new facility, under a new host organization.  Accordingly,…

NEW VERSION OF THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTION APPLICATION FORM 2019

New version of International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions and related new Application Form of Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)   The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the revised International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE) which came into force on 1 January 2019. In compliance with the new ISTUE, WADA has updated its Therapeutic…

CYCLISTIC RECORD CROSSED BY ANTIDOPING RECORD

USADA CEO: 90-year-old’s world record triggered doping test   USADA CEO says no-fault cases like Carl Grove’s show how the anti-doping system needs to be overhauled and fixed.   Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), said that the only reason 90-year-old cyclist Carl Grove was given an anti-doping test was because he set a…