GLOBAL BODIES WADA AND AIU TO DECIDE ON FATE OF KENYA ATHLETICS

WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY AND ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT TO DECIDE FATE OF KENYA ATHLETICS   Kenya is on the verge of being banned from international athletics competitions due to increasing cases of doping among its athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) will meet in Monaco on November 25, 2022 to…

AMENDMENT OF THE ACT ON NARCOTICS, PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES AND PREPARATIONS

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE SR APPROVED AMENDMENTS TO THE ACT ON NARCOTICS, PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES AND PREPARATIONS   Photo: NR SR     On November 8, 2022, the National Council of the Slovak Republic approved the Government’s draft law amending Act No. 139/1998 Coll. on narcotic substances, psychotropic substances and preparations as amended (hereinafter referred…

ANTI-DOPING RESEARCH AND GENDER DIFFERENCES

GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ANTI-DOPING RESEARCH GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ANTI-DOPING RESEARCH  Gender equality in science has attracted increasing attention in the last century. There is considerable evidence in the scientific literature that the academic productivity of male researchers is higher than that of females in general in terms of the number of publications and authors, citations,…

EUROPEAN WEB SURVEY ON DRUGS: RESULTS 2021

LATEST EUROPEAN WEB SURVEY ON DRUGS FINDS CANNABIS AND ECSTASY USE MOST IMPACTED BY COVID-19    (NEWS RELEASE NO 1/2022) New survey results released today by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) reveal that cannabis and ecstasy use are the drug-consumption patterns most impacted by COVID-19 restrictions (1). The European Web Survey on Drugs found that, while herbal cannabis use…

OLIVIER RABIN ENSURES: COVID VACCINES ARE SAFE FROM ANTIDOPING PERSPECTIVE

YOU CAN TAKE COVID VACCINES SAFELY: WADA Speaking to Reuters TV from Montreal on Thursday (February 4), WADA’s Senior Executive Director, Sciences and International Partnerships, Dr Olivier Rabin, said there was “no reason to believe” materials contained in vaccines would provoke a positive when athletes were tested for performance enhancing drugs. His words come ahead…

RODCHENKOV ANTI-DOPING ACT HAS BEEN SIGNED

RODCHENKOV ANTI-DOPING ACT SIGNED INTO LAW BY US PRESIDENT The Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, which gives United States officials the power to prosecute individuals for doping schemes at international sports competitions involving American athletes, has been signed into law. Passed by the US Senate last month, President Donald Trump has on December 4th, 2020 signed the…

WADA HAS PUBLISHED NEW LIST OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS FOR 2021

WADA LIST OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS 2021 The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods 2021 (hereinafter referred to as “the List”); together with a summary of substantive changes and explanations for 2021. The List shall come into effect on 1 January 2021. Illustration:SAA   The List, which…

NEW LIST OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS FOR 2021

WADA PUBLISHES 2021 PROHIBITED LIST Agency calls on athletes and all stakeholders to note List modifications concerning substances and methods The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes the 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List); the 2021 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes; and the 2021 Monitoring Program. The 2021 List, which has been redesigned in order…