Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athlete, Leonardo Pires Nogueira, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

March 27, 2017 USADA announced today that Leonardo Pires Nogueira, of Dunwoody, Ga., an athlete in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a two-year sanction for his anti-doping rule violation. Nogueira, 29, tested positive for clomiphene as the result of an in-competition drug test conducted on June…

U.S. Weightlifting Athlete, Kelly Dykes, Receives Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

March 16, 2017 USADA announced today that Kelly (Breanne) Dykes, of Statesboro, Ga., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Dykes, 21, tested positive for multiple prohibited substances, including clenbuterol, ostarine, and a metabolite of tamoxifen, as the result of an in-competition urine sample she…

U.S. Sitting Volleyball Athlete, Roderick Green, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

March 14, 2017 USADA announced today that Roderick Green, of Piedmont, Okla., an athlete in the sport of sitting volleyball, has accepted a nine-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation after testing positive for a prohibited substance from a contaminated supplement. Green, 37, tested positive for ostarine as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample…

U.S. Wheelchair Curling Athlete, Robert Prenoveau, Accepts Public Warning for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

March 7, 2017 USADA announced today that Robert Prenoveau, of Chittenango, N.Y., an athlete in the sport of wheelchair curling, has accepted a public warning for his anti-doping rule violation. Prenoveau, 51, tested positive for the presence of hydrochlorothiazide and related metabolites as a result of an in-competition urine sample he provided on November 5,…

U.S. Track & Field Athlete, Jessica Cosby-Toruga, Accepts Sanction for Second Anti-Doping Rule Violation

March 6, 2017 USADA announced today that Jessica Cosby-Toruga, of Euless, Texas, an athlete in the sport of track & field, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a six-year suspension for her second anti-doping rule violation. Cosby-Toruga, 34, tested positive for the presence of an exogenous androgenic anabolic steroid (AAS) and/or its…

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Three Things to Know about TUEs

It’s to be expected that athletes may experience medical conditions over the course of their sport careers, which may require that they use a medication or receive medical treatment. If the substance or method prescribed to treat that medical condition is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), athletes can apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE), and if granted, obtain permission to use a prohibited substance or method for a specified time period.