Working alongside 16 international partners from across the globe, USADA fully endorses anti-doping reform announced yesterday in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Month: August 2016
August 31, 2016 USADA announced today that triathlete Ivan Tutukin, of Lubertcy, Russia, 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. Tutukin, 30, tested positive for meldonium as the result of both an
August 24, 2016 USADA announced today that Jessica Phillips, of Kennesaw, Georgia an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a 14-month sanction for her use of a prohibited method. During an out-of-competition test on April 25, 2016, Phillips, 25, declared the use of an intravenous infusion of non-prohibited substances. A subsequent investigation by
August 23, 2016 USADA announced today that Robert Baatz, of Lewisville, Texas, an athlete in the sport of cycling, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a two-year sanction for the anti-doping rule violation. Baatz, 48, provided an in-competition urine sample on March 12, 2016, at the Tour of Corsicana in Corsicana, Texas,
August 22, 2016 USADA announced today that Kimberly Ciolli, of Austin, Texas, an athlete in the sport of cycling, has tested positive for multiple prohibited substances and accepted a two-year sanction for the anti-doping rule violation. Ciolli, 47, provided an in-competition urine sample on June 11, 2016, at the St. Francis Tulsa Tough in Tulsa,
Having been a part of USADA since its inception in 2000, Dr. Larry Bowers is a leading voice in the fight for clean sport. He has authored more than 100 papers, books, and other texts on a wide range of subjects, including drug metabolism and analytical toxicology, while also testifying as an expert witness for cases related to testing protocol and the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
August 19, 2016 USADA announced today that Gebo Burka Gameda, of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, an athlete in the sport of track & field, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted an 18-month sanction for his violation. Burka Gameda, 28, tested positive for the prohibited substance prednisone as a result of an in-competition urine
As the field of regenerative medicine has advanced in recent years, athletes have increasingly turned to therapies that utilize biological substances, such as stem cells, to heal sports injuries faster.
August 15, 2016 USADA announced today that Mary Verrando-Higgins, of Ocala, Fla., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a one-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation after testing positive for a prohibited substance administered with the support of a licensed physician. Verrando-Higgins was tested in-competition as a result of finishing first in