U.S. Wrestler Sahin Withdraws Appeal & Accepts Two-Year Suspension for Doping Violation

September 19, 2005 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Faruk Sahin of Fort Carson, Colo., an athlete in the sport of wrestling, withdrew his pending appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and accepted a two-year suspension and disqualification of his competitive results. Sahin, 29, tested positive for the stimulant…

USADA Concludes Anti-Doping Science Symposium

Sept. 16, 2005 The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s three-day Fourth Annual USADA Symposium on Anti-Doping Science entitled “Muscle Development and Recovery: Implications for Doping Control” concluded Monday, Sept.12, following an extensive examination of the most recent discoveries about control of muscle growth and recovery and the potential for abuse by athletes. “In order for the anti-doping…

USADA Unveils New Logo

Sept. 1, 2005 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) introduced a new logo today to better reflect its commitment to protect the rights of clean athletes and drug-free competition. The red, white and blue coloring and the stars and stripes in the new mark symbolize USADA’s position as the independent, anti-doping agency for the United…