December 22, 2016 USADA announced today that Joseph Lamour, of Atlanta, Ga., an athlete in the sport of handball, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and received a two-year suspension for his violation. Lamour, 33, tested positive for amphetamine as the result of an in-competition urine sample he provided on May 15, 2016, at
December 20, 2016 USADA announced today that Joseph Mazzie, of East Meadow, N.Y., an athlete in the sport of roller hockey, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a four-year suspension for his violation. Mazzie, 29, tested positive for RAD140 and ibutamoren as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample he provided on
December 15, 2016 USADA announced today that Ryan Hudson, of Sisters, Ore., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a four-year suspension for his violation. Hudson, 38, tested positive for stanozolol and its metabolites 16ß-hydroxystanozolol and 4ß-hydroxystanozolol as the result of an in-competition urine sample he
A new class of drugs, called HIF-stabilizing agents, mimic the natural response to hypoxia, or insufficient oxygen, and result in increased production of red blood cells (RBCs). While a number of related pharmaceutical products are being developed to assist in the treatment of legitimate diseases, such as anemia,…
U.S. Track & Field Athlete, Mossberg, Accepts Sanction for Non-Analytical Anti-Doping Rule Violation
December 14, 2016 USADA announced today that Nicholas (Nick) Mossberg, of Phoenix, Ariz., an athlete in the sport of track & field, has accepted a four-year sanction for a non-analytical anti-doping rule violation after admitting to his possession and use of prohibited substances. Mossberg, 30, was approached by USADA in April of 2016 as part
Each year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes an updated Prohibited List of Substances and Methods, which outlines nine categories of substances and three categories of methods that are prohibited at all times, in-competition only, or in particular sports.
December 13, 2016 USADA announced today that Thomas Luton, of McKinney, Texas, an athlete in the sport of cycling, has received a four-year sanction for a non-analytical anti-doping rule violation stemming from an investigation into a website called “The Anemia Patient Group,” which illegally marketed and distributed prohibited substances to athletes. Luton, 41, was sanctioned
With the launch of its Global Drug Reference Online, Antidoping Switzerland is among the NADOs helping athletes determine if a medication is prohibited.
USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart issued a statement in response to the second McLaren Report on Russia’s state-supported doping system.