March 26, 2014 USADA announced today that Gabrielle Lemos Garcia of São Paulo, Brazil, an athlete in the sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by her without fault or negligence, and will lose competitive results. Garcia, 28, tested positive for Clomiphene as the
Month: March 2014
March 14, 2014 USADA announced today that Shannon O’Keefe of Arlington, Texas, an athlete in the sport of bowling, has tested positive for a prohibited substance after using a prescribed medication, and has accepted a public warning for her rule violation. O’Keefe, 35, tested positive for Clomiphene as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample
Members of USADA’s staff donated 56 man-hours to the Colorado Springs community volunteering with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity on March 13, 2014. USADA provides opportunities throughout the year for USADA employees to give back to their community. This was the third year that USADA participated in a Habitat for Humanity build in Colorado Springs…
We have seen an increase in inquires at USADA about the use of Intravenous (IV) Infusions for this purpose, and would like to assist athletes and medical personnel by clarifying this.
What’s the difference between autologous, homologous (allogenic), and heterologous blood transfusions?
Autologous blood transfusion is the collection and re-infusion of the patient’s own blood or blood components. Homologous, or more correctly allogenic, blood transfusions…
USADA’s Olympic Education team is devoted to educating Team USA providing extensive anti-doping education to thousands of athletes each year, helping athletes and support personnel understand their rights and responsibilities in regards to the drug testing process. In February, members from our education team were in attendance at Team Processing in advance of the 2014 Sochi Olympic and Paralympic…
USADA & JADA Meet to Deepen Anti-Doping Partnership, and Create Further Opportunities for Cooperation & Sharing of Expertise
The Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) invited representatives from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to meet, in order to share experience and best practices and to further our joint cooperative efforts.