Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory in Utah Accredited by World Anti-Doping Agency

November 30, 2006 The Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory (SMRTL), located at the University of Utah, has joined an elite group of laboratories worldwide accredited to test Olympic, Paralympic, and other amateur and professional athletes for performance-enhancing and other prohibited drugs. SMRTL received accreditation November 1, 2006 from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), making…

U.S. Track & Field Athlete Accepts Eight-Year Suspension for Doping Violations

November 17, 2006 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Scott Boothby of Vancouver, Washington, an athlete in the sport of track and field, tested positive for two prohibited substances on separate occasions and accepted an eight -year suspension for his doping offenses. Boothby, 33, who was not competing but had remained subject…

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to Host Education Symposium November 10-11 in Tempe

November 8, 2006 The United States Anti-Doping Agency will host an Education Symposium, “Effective Anti-Doping Education Prevention Strategies,” November 10-11, 2006 at the Tempe Mission Palms in Tempe, Arizona.  The purpose of the seminar is to discuss current effective interventions as well as future strategies and research to bridge the gaps in anti-doping education. Symposium…

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to Host 5th Annual Symposium on Anti-Doping Science September 29-30 in Lausanne

September 27, 2006 The United States Anti-Doping Agency has selected “Intra-Individual Reference Ranges” as the topic for the 5th Annual USADA Symposium on Anti-Doping Science, which will take place September 29-30 in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Nearly 90 scientists, laboratory directors and sports administrators from more than 30 countries are expected to participate in the event. “As…

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Announces Second Quarter Testing Numbers for 2006

August 1, 2006 The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) performed a total of 2,262 doping control tests in the second quarter (April 1-June 30) of 2006, including 2,169 domestic tests.  Out-of-Competition (OOC) testing, widely considered to be the most effective method of deterrence, comprised 54 percent (1,168) of USADA’s second-quarter domestic tests.  The 1,001 In-Competition (IC)…