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Ways to Improve and Strengthen the International Anti-Doping System – Congressional Testimony

Today, USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart testified before Congress during a hearing on Ways to Improve and Strengthen the International Anti-Doping System. The hearing was held to address concerns about sport governance, how the Russian doping scandal has been handled, and calls for anti-doping reform. The hearing also included testimony from Michael Phelps, the most…

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

February 21, 2017 USADA announced today that Vincent Pierik, of Irmo, S.C., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has tested positive for multiple prohibited substances and accepted a four-year suspension for his violation. Pierik, 26, admitted using anabolic agents from September 2016 through November 2016, and tested positive for drostanolone and its metabolite, and…

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

February 14, 2017 USADA announced today that Nicholas Saccente, of Springfield, Mass., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has tested positive for multiple prohibited substances and accepted a four-year suspension for his violation. Saccente, 24, tested positive for testosterone and its metabolites, and for boldenone and its metabolites, as the result of an in-competition…

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Tramadol: Why Some Athletes and Anti-Doping Experts Want It Banned

The opioid epidemic in the United States and around the world is not a secret, but how much do people really know about the abuse of prescription drugs in sport? Are they aware of how often seemingly innocent prescriptions for oxycodone or tramadol can turn into full-blown addictions? That the addiction can lead to an overdose and death? That it can happen to anyone, even athletes? Especially athletes?

U.S. Track & Field Athlete, Harper-Nelson, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

February 7, 2017 USADA announced today that Dawn Harper-Nelson, of Los Angeles, Calif., an international level athlete in the sport of track and field, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a three-month sanction for her violation. Harper-Nelson, 32, tested positive for the prohibited substance hydrochlorothiazide and related metabolites as a result of…

U.S. Track & Field Athlete, Cabada, Accepts Finding of No Fault for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

February 2, 2017 USADA announced today that Fernando Cabada, of Lakewood, Colo., has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by him without fault or negligence. Cabada, 34, tested positive for trace amounts of clenbuterol as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample he provided on December 6, 2016.…

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Substance Profile: What Athletes Need to Know about Clomiphene

As a part of competitive sport, many elite athletes must comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List, strict global standards that prohibit the use of certain substances and methods that can enhance performance and cause negative health effects. The WADA Prohibited List helps ensure that athletes can compete on a level playing field anywhere in the world.
To help athletes comply with the List, USADA provides a wide range of resources, including substance profiles, which include important information on high-risk substances like clomiphene.