USADA Announces Decision to Set Aside Laboratory Results

December 20, 2007 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that a three-member panel from the American Arbitration Association/North American Court of Arbitration for Sport (AAA/CAS) has dismissed doping charges brought against LaTasha Jenkins of Raleigh, North Carolina, an athlete in the sport of track and field.  The arbitration panel found that the testing…

USADA to Host 6th Annual Symposium on Anti-Doping Science October 26-28 in Dallas

October 25, 2007 “Oxygen Transport and Energy Production” is the topic for the 6th Annual USADA Symposium on Anti-Doping Science, which will be hosted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency October 26-28 in Dallas, Texas.   Approximately 75 scientists, laboratory directors and sports administrators from nearly 30 countries are expected to participate in the event. “Since…

Marion Jones Accepts Sanction for Doping Violation; Hands Over Olympic Medals

October 8, 2007 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Marion Jones of Austin, Texas, has accepted a two-year period of ineligibility after admitting to the use of a prohibited substance.  Additionally, today Jones voluntarily relinquished to USADA and the United States Olympic Committee her five Olympic medals won at the 2000 Sydney…

Wrestler Receives Two-Year Suspension for Doping Violation

October 1, 2007 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Nathan Piasecki of Aurora, Ill., a 25-year-old athlete in the sport of wrestling, received a two-year suspension for a doping violation.  The period of ineligibility was determined by an arbitrator following a hearing before the American Arbitration Association (AAA)/North American Court of Arbitration…

Floyd Landis Receives Two-Year Suspension For Doping During 2006 Tour de France

September 20, 2007 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that an independent arbitration panel issued its written decision finding that Floyd Landis of Murrieta, Calif., committed a doping violation during the 2006 Tour de France.  Following a nine-day evidentiary hearing and a lengthy post-hearing review of all the evidence and testimony submitted, the…