U.S. Weightlifting Athlete, Vrabel, Accepts Sanction for Non-Analytical Anti-Doping Rule Violation

January 11, 2017 USADA announced today that Andrew Vrabel, of Chicago, Ill., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a four-year sanction for a non-analytical anti-doping rule violation after admitting to his use of prohibited substances. Vrabel, 25, was sanctioned for his use and possession of prohibited growth hormone (GH) releasing factors (GHRFs),…

AAA Arbitrator Imposes Four-Year Sanction on Weightlifting Athlete, Chan, For Doping Violation

January 9, 2017 USADA announced today that an arbitrator from the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has rendered a decision in the case of weightlifting athlete, Charis Chan, of Albany, Calif., and has determined that Chan should receive a four-year sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Chan, 29, provided a urine sample on December…

U.S. Weightlifting Athlete, Matsushima, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

January 6, 2017 USADA announced today that Angelique Matsushima, of Verona, Wis., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a six-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Matsushima, 20, tested positive for Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a metabolite of marijuana and/or hashish, above the decision limit of 180 ng/mL, as a result of a urine…