Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory in Utah Accredited by World Anti-Doping Agency

November 30, 2006 The Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory (SMRTL), located at the University of Utah, has joined an elite group of laboratories worldwide accredited to test Olympic, Paralympic, and other amateur and professional athletes for performance-enhancing and other prohibited drugs. SMRTL received accreditation November 1, 2006 from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), making…

Paralympic Alpine Skier Receives Two-Year Period of Ineligibility for Violation

November 29, 2006 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Matthew Bell of Presque Isle, Maine, an athlete in the sport of Paralympic alpine skiing, received a two-year period of ineligibility for an anti-doping rules violation. As a member of the USADA Out-of-Competition (OOC) Testing Program for the sport of Paralympic alpine skiing,…

Cycling Athlete Accepts Two-Year Period of Ineligibility for Violation

November 28, 2006 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Genevieve Jeanson of Lachine, Quebec, Canada, an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a two-year period of ineligibility after her sample was reported positive for the prohibited substance recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO). As a synthetic hormone, EPO stimulates the body’s production…

U.S. Track & Field Athlete Accepts Eight-Year Suspension for Doping Violations

November 17, 2006 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Scott Boothby of Vancouver, Washington, an athlete in the sport of track and field, tested positive for two prohibited substances on separate occasions and accepted an eight -year suspension for his doping offenses. Boothby, 33, who was not competing but had remained subject…

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to Host Education Symposium November 10-11 in Tempe

November 8, 2006 The United States Anti-Doping Agency will host an Education Symposium, “Effective Anti-Doping Education Prevention Strategies,” November 10-11, 2006 at the Tempe Mission Palms in Tempe, Arizona.  The purpose of the seminar is to discuss current effective interventions as well as future strategies and research to bridge the gaps in anti-doping education. Symposium…