U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Announces First Quarter Testing Numbers for 2006

April 27, 2006 The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) performed a total of 2,259 doping control tests in the first quarter (January 1–March 31) of 2006, including 2,037 domestic tests.  Out-of-Competition (OOC) testing, widely considered to be the most effective method of deterrence, comprised 62 percent (1,259) of USADA’s first-quarter domestic tests.  The 778 In-Competition (IC)…

USA Hockey Player Berard Accepts Two-Year Sanction for Doping Violation

January 20, 2006 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Bryan Berard of Columbus, Ohio, an athlete in the sport of ice hockey, has accepted a two-year suspension after his sample collected November 12, 2005, as part of the USADA Out-of-Competition Testing Program tested positive for the prohibited substance 19-norandrosterone. 19-norandrosterone is classified…

U.S. Paralympian Accepts Two-Year Suspension For Doping Violation

April 10, 2006 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Jermell Pennie of Arlington, Texas, an athlete in the sport of Paralympic basketball, has accepted a two-year suspension after his sample collected November 23, 2005 as part of the USADA Out-of-Competition Testing Program tested positive for the prohibited substance formestane (4-hydroxyandrostendione). Formestane is…