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…

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…

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…

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…