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…

WEIGHTLIFTING SPOT IN THE SHADOW OF DOPING SUSPECTS

WEIGHTLIFTING’S OLYMPIC SPOT MIGHT BE IN DANGER AMID ARD’S DOPING CLAIMS Illustration: hungarytoday.hu   On Wednesday, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) will hold an emergency meeting in Doha to address the German state broadcaster ARD’s recent report, accusing IWF and its long-time Hungarian leader Tamás Aján with systematic doping, fraud, mismanagement, and embezzlement. While some…

WADA HAS PUBLISHED NEW LIST OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS FOR 2020

WADA LIST OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS 2020 The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods 2020 (hereinafter referred to as “the List”); together with a summary of substantive changes and explanations for 2020. The List shall come into effect on 1 January 2020. Illustration:SAA   The List, which…