The oral testimony of USADA CEO, Travis T. Tygart, from the Congressional hearing on “Ways to Improve & Strengthen the International Anti-Doping System.”
Month: February 2017
Vincent Pierik, of Irmo, S.C., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a four-year suspension for his anti-doping rule violation.
Nicholas Saccente, of Springfield, Mass., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a four-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation.
The opioid epidemic in the United States and around the world is not a secret, but how much do people really know about the abuse of prescription drugs in sport? Are they aware of how often seemingly innocent prescriptions for oxycodone or tramadol can turn into full-blown addictions? That the addiction can lead to an overdose and death? That it can happen to anyone, even athletes? Especially athletes?
Tammy Thomas, of Ridgeland, Miss., is entitled to a sanction reduction due to rule changes after serving more than 14 years of her original sanction.
Dawn Harper-Nelson, of Los Angeles, Calif., an athlete in the sport of track & field, has accepted a three-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation.
Among its various Prohibited List resources for athletes and their support personnel, USADA publishes substance profiles to highlight vital information about high-risk substances, including Ostarine.
Fernando Cabada, of Lakewood, Colo., has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was ingested by him without fault or negligence.
As a part of competitive sport, many elite athletes must comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List, strict global standards that prohibit the use of certain substances and methods that can enhance performance and cause negative health effects. The WADA Prohibited List helps ensure that athletes can compete on a level playing field anywhere in the world.
To help athletes comply with the List, USADA provides a wide range of resources, including substance profiles, which include important information on high-risk substances like clomiphene.