January 11, 2017 USADA announced today that Andrew Vrabel, of Chicago, Ill., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a four-year sanction for a non-analytical anti-doping rule violation after admitting to his use of prohibited substances. Vrabel, 25, was sanctioned for his use and possession of prohibited growth hormone (GH) releasing factors (GHRFs),
Month: January 2017
Following the second McLaren Report, leaders from 19 National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) came together for a special summit to advance reforms.
January 9, 2017 USADA announced today that an arbitrator from the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has rendered a decision in the case of weightlifting athlete, Charis Chan, of Albany, Calif., and has determined that Chan should receive a four-year sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Chan, 29, provided a urine sample on December
January 6, 2017 USADA announced today that Angelique Matsushima, of Verona, Wis., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a six-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Matsushima, 20, tested positive for Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a metabolite of marijuana and/or hashish, above the decision limit of 180 ng/mL, as a result of a urine
USADA would like to remind all athletes that the 2017 WADA Prohibited List went into effect on January 1, 2017. Please note that the 2017 WADA Prohibited List does include changes from the previous year, so we strongly encourage athletes and their support personnel to take a moment to review the updated 2017 WADA Prohibited