Swimming Athlete, Lobintsev, Accepts Finding of No Fault for Meldonium Anti-Doping Rule Violation

July 29, 2016 USADA announced today that Nikita Lobintsev, of Yekaterinburg, Russia, an athlete in the sport of swimming, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by him without fault or negligence pursuant to the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) guidance concerning meldonium. Lobintsev, 27, tested positive for meldonium…

Independent Arbitration Panel Imposes One-Year Suspension for US Swimming Athlete, Hardy

May 4, 2009 An independent, three-member American Arbitration Association/Court of Arbitration for Sport (AAA/CAS) panel issued its decision today in the case of U.S. Swimmer Jessica Hardy, from a positive drug test during last year’s U.S. Olympic Trials. On July 4, 2008, Ms. Hardy tested positive for the anabolic agent, clenbuterol. Following proceedings, instituted pursuant…

Swimming Athlete, Brunemann, Receives Six-Month Suspension

January 28, 2009 USADA announced today that U.S. swimming athlete Emily Brunemann (Ann Arbor, MI) has received a six-month suspension by an independent three-member arbitration panel from the American Arbitration Association (AAA)/North American Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Brunemann, 22, tested positive on August 29, 2008 from a sample collected out-of-competition by USADA, for…