INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE PUBLISHED NEW GUIDELINES FOR ANTI-DOPING TESTING

COVID-19: IPC ISSUE NEW GUIDELINES FOR ANTI-DOPING TESTING New measures are in place to further protect the health of athletes as well as the Sample Collection Personnel Illustration: ⒸIPC   In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has adjusted its anti-doping testing program to ensure it is in line with the…

INADO CHIEF ABOUT RISK OF DOPING

INADO CHIEF CLAIMS “MISCONCEPTIONS” ABOUT PANDEMIC INCREASING RISK OF DOPING   Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO) chief executive Jorge Leyva has claimed there are misconceptions that the coronavirus pandemic has opened the door for doping. Jorge Leyva, Chief Executive Officer of iNADO / Photo: insidethegames.biz    He highlighted National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) being forced…

ANTI-DOPING GUIDANCE DUE TO COVID-19

WADA UPDATES ITS COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR ANTI-DOPING ORGANIZATIONS The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has issued updated guidance for Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   Illustration: SAA WADA developed the guidance following consultation with ADOs, including National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs), International Federations and Major Event Organizations as well as other organizations, such as the…

INTEGRITY OF ANTI-DOPING TESTING WORLDWIDE IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS

WADA MONITORS INTEGRITY OF ANTI-DOPING TESTING WORLDWIDE IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS   Illustration: Oldham News   The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) advised Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) worldwide of the Agency’s approach for monitoring the integrity of anti-doping testing in light of the Covid-19 virus; and called on ADOs to prioritize health and safety while…

GLUCOCORTICOID IN PRESCRIBTION OF OF SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIANS

ORIGINAL RESEARCH TO GLUCOCORTICOID PRESCRIBING HABITS OF SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIANS WORKING IN HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPORT IN 30 COUNTRIES   Objectives: Glucocorticoids are commonly prescribed in medicine. When administered via certain routes, glucocorticoids are prohibited for incompetition use by WADA. The glucocorticoid prescribing habits of sports medicine doctors have not been reported.   Methods: An online survey…

PRESIDENT IWF TAMÁS AJÁN RESIGNS AS HONORARY INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE MEMBER

INTERNATIONAL WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION PRESIDENT TAMÁS AJÁN HAS RESIGNED AS AN HONORARY MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Tamás Aján has resigned as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after he was accused of corruption in a German TV programme. The IOC said the 81-year-old, who served as…

NEW LIST OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS FOR 2020

WADA PUBLISHES 2020 LIST OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS   Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes the 2020 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List); the 2020 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes; and the 2020 Monitoring Program. The List, which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) on 23 September 2019, comes into force 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…