US Paralympic Sled Hockey Athlete, Connelly, Accepts Sanction for Violation

April 28, 2009 USADA announced today that James Connelly of Germania, NJ, an athlete in the sport of Paralympic sled hockey, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a suspension for his doping offense. Connelly, 20, tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol acid, a marijuana metabolite in the class of Cannabinoids, in a sample collected…

Rowing Athlete Receives Sanction

April 10, 2009 USADA announced today that U.S. Rowing athlete Samuel Burns (Philadelphia, PA) has received a two-year suspension for an Anti-Doping Rules Violation (“ADRV”). Burns, 27, refused to take part in a USADA Out-of-Competition doping control test on February 13, 2009.  Under the rules of the International Federation of Rowing Associations and USADA, both…