USADA to Host 6th Annual Symposium on Anti-Doping Science October 26-28 in Dallas

October 25, 2007 “Oxygen Transport and Energy Production” is the topic for the 6th Annual USADA Symposium on Anti-Doping Science, which will be hosted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency October 26-28 in Dallas, Texas.   Approximately 75 scientists, laboratory directors and sports administrators from nearly 30 countries are expected to participate in the event. “Since…

Marion Jones Accepts Sanction for Doping Violation; Hands Over Olympic Medals

October 8, 2007 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Marion Jones of Austin, Texas, has accepted a two-year period of ineligibility after admitting to the use of a prohibited substance.  Additionally, today Jones voluntarily relinquished to USADA and the United States Olympic Committee her five Olympic medals won at the 2000 Sydney…

Wrestler Receives Two-Year Suspension for Doping Violation

October 1, 2007 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Nathan Piasecki of Aurora, Ill., a 25-year-old athlete in the sport of wrestling, received a two-year suspension for a doping violation.  The period of ineligibility was determined by an arbitrator following a hearing before the American Arbitration Association (AAA)/North American Court of Arbitration…