Independent Panel Issues 21-Month Suspension To U.S. Track and Field Athlete, Merritt, For Doping Offense

October 18, 2010 USADA announced today that an independent, three-member American Arbitration Association (AAA) panel issued its decision that LaShawn Merritt, an athlete in the sport of Track & Field, committed a doping violation and will receive a suspension for the offense. Merritt, 24, of Norfolk, Virginia, provided out-of-competition urine samples on October 28, 2009,…

Arbitrators Impose Lifetime Ban On U.S. Cyclist, O’Bee, Disqualify Results Back To 2005, Including 2007 U.S. National Championship

October 6, 2010 USADA announced today that an independent American Arbitration Association (AAA) panel has issued a written decision finding that Kirk O’Bee, a U.S. athlete in the sport of cycling, has received a lifetime suspension for a second doping offense based on his use of synthetic erythropoietin (EPO) and human growth hormone (hGH).  The…

USADA Hosts The World’s Scientific Experts At 9th Annual Symposium On Anti-Doping Science

October 4, 2010 Emerging Technlogies are Explored by Foremost Experts in an Effort to Advance Anti-Doping Science “Emerging Technologies” was the topic for the 9th Annual Symposium on Anti-Doping Science, hosted by the U. S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) October 2-4 in Lansdowne, VA. Held just outside of Washington, D.C. this preeminent event in the field…