Cycling Athlete Accepts Two-Year Suspension for Doping Violation

February 16, 2006 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Alvaro Tardaguila of Montevideo, Uruguay, an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a two-year suspension after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) and an anabolic agent. As a synthetic hormone, EPO stimulates the body’s production…

USADA Press Release- TYLER HAMILTON’S BLOOD DOPING VIOLATION UNANIMOUSLY UPHELD BY SPORTS’ HIGHEST COURT

February 11, 2006 The United Sates Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today the decision of an independent three-member arbitration panel from the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the highest court for sport.  The CAS Panel confirmed the lower court’s decision and imposed a two year suspension on Tyler Hamilton of Boulder, Colo., one of…