U.S. Track & Field Athlete, Cawley, Accepts Sanction for Non-Analytical Anti-Doping Rule Violation

August 11, 2016 USADA announced today that Thomas Cawley, of Hazlet, N.J., 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 prolonged use of prohibited substances. Cawley, 57, was sanctioned for his use and possession of prohibited peptide hormones, including…

Clenbuterol and Meat Contamination

Originally released April 2011 Updated August 2016 Clenbuterol and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List Clenbuterol is a powerful drug sometimes used for performance-enhancement by athletes to increase lean muscle mass and reduce body fat. Listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, clenbuterol is classified under the category of other Anabolic Agents…

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and Stanford University School of Medicine Partner on Anti-Doping Education for Health Professionals

August 4, 2016 The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and Stanford University School of Medicine today announced their joint effort to introduce HealthPro Advantage: Anti-Doping Education for the Health Professional. Made available in July 2016, it’s the first and only anti-doping course in the world offering continuing medical education (CME) credit to physicians. HealthPro Advantage is…

Three Benefits of Independent Anti-Doping Programs in Sport

When implemented properly, an independent anti-doping program protects the health, well-being, and rights of athletes, while preserving the integrity of sport. Over time, global sport has evolved into a multibillion-dollar industry in which athletes and sport leaders serve as influential role models for people around the world. This influence means that protecting the values on…

Paralympic Judo Athlete, Anderson, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

August 4, 2016 USADA announced today that Robert Anderson, of Park Forest, Ill., an athlete in the sport of Paralympic Judo, has used a prohibited medication and accepted a three-month sanction for his rule violation. Anderson, 22, declared the use of an inhaler called Breo Ellipta, which contains the prohibited substance vilanterol, during an in-competition…

Partnership for Clean Competition: How is the Partnership Supporting Anti-Doping Science?

Committed to advancing quality anti-doping research and development, the Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) was launched in 2008 as a collaboration between the U.S. Olympic Committee, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the National Football League, and Major League Baseball. The PCC empowers independent anti-doping research by leading scientists across a range of disciplines in a coordinated…