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…

MOVEMENT NONSTOP CLEAN – NONSTOP SPORTSMANSHIP

NONSTOP CLEAN – NONSTOP SPORTSMANSHIP SUPPORT FOR FAIR & DOPING-FREE SPORTS       Movement in cooperation with: be part of the #nonstopclean movement and show your support for fair & doping-free sports     Submit your video now!   #NONSTOPCLEAN NON-STOP SPORTSMANSHIP   True sportsmanship can only be achieved if the fairness of a competition is…

THE USA DECIDED TO DISQUALIFY THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY

USA THREATS TO SUSPENSION OF WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY FUNDING   Photo: Matt Slogum / AP / TACC Conflict erupted between the United States and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). America threatens to strip WADA of its contributions. The resumption of funding will depend on whether the influence of the States increases in the World Agency….

LETTERS TO THE PROVINCE: RODCHENKOV ACT WILL ADVANCE THE GLOBAL ANTI-DOPING MOVEMENT

A FORMER U.S. OLYMPIAN REJECTS DICK POUND’S ARGUMENT THAT AN AMERICAN ANTI-DOPING ACT IS A THREAT TO THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY’S EFFORTS.   Grigory Rodchenkov, left, with Bryan Fogel in “Icarus.” Rodchenkov’s doping revelations led to Russia being banned from the 2018 Games and a Russian campaign to discredit him (or worse). Photo: Netflix /…

DICK POUND CRITICAL OF GO-IT-ALONE AMERICAN ANTI-DOPING PUSH

POUND CRITICALLY ON AMERICAN ANTI-DOPING BUILT ON THE RODCHENK ACT   IOC member Dick Pound poses in his offices in Montreal on Feb. 26, 2020 / Photo: Christinne Muschi – REUTERS   The former head of WADA hails from Ocean Falls, B.C., where he first learned about working together to achieve greatness. Dick Pound, former…

Tygart calls out British Cycling’s ketone trials

US Anti-Doping Agency chief highlights need for greater oversight of organizations chasing success at any cost. Photo: AFP PHOTO | JOHN THYS   Travis Tygart has called out UK Sport’s reported trials of ketones, urging for greater oversight of organizations in their quest for success at any cost. Tygart, chief executive of the U.S. Anti-Doping…

USADA CHIEF TRAVIS TYGART REQUESTS FOR WADA REFORM

US ANTI-DOPING CHIEF TRAVIS TYGART REQUESTS: “WADA MUST REFORM”   In the SPORTBUZZER interview, USADA CEO Travis Tygart calls for reforms from WADA. © Getty Images / imago images / Ernst Wukits (Montage)   The American government is currently threatening to freeze donations to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) if the doping guards do not…