March 28, 2017 USADA announced today that an arbitrator from the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has rendered a decision in the case of weightlifting athlete, Mary Hall, of Melfa, Va., and has determined that Hall should receive a four-year sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Hall, 27, tested positive for oxandrolone and its
Month: March 2017
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athlete, Leonardo Pires Nogueira, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation
March 27, 2017 USADA announced today that Leonardo Pires Nogueira, of Dunwoody, Ga., an athlete in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a two-year sanction for his anti-doping rule violation. Nogueira, 29, tested positive for clomiphene as the result of an in-competition drug test conducted on June
March 16, 2017 USADA announced today that Kelly (Breanne) Dykes, of Statesboro, Ga., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Dykes, 21, tested positive for multiple prohibited substances, including clenbuterol, ostarine, and a metabolite of tamoxifen, as the result of an in-competition urine sample she
March 14, 2017 USADA announced today that Roderick Green, of Piedmont, Okla., an athlete in the sport of sitting volleyball, has accepted a nine-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation after testing positive for a prohibited substance from a contaminated supplement. Green, 37, tested positive for ostarine as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample
It’s easy to be tempted by the marketing schemes of energy drinks, especially when you are trying to keep busy athletes fueled and hydrated. However, it’s important to know that energy drinks are not necessarily a healthy, or even safe, way to hydrate.
The fight for clean sport is one that must be fought from every angle, from the athletes who shape the culture and demand accountability, to the scientists who advance testing and detection methods, to the sports leaders who choose to put athletes’ rights and a level playing field above all else.
U.S. Wheelchair Curling Athlete, Robert Prenoveau, Accepts Public Warning for Anti-Doping Rule Violation
March 7, 2017 USADA announced today that Robert Prenoveau, of Chittenango, N.Y., an athlete in the sport of wheelchair curling, has accepted a public warning for his anti-doping rule violation. Prenoveau, 51, tested positive for the presence of hydrochlorothiazide and related metabolites as a result of an in-competition urine sample he provided on November 5,
U.S. Track & Field Athlete, Jessica Cosby-Toruga, Accepts Sanction for Second Anti-Doping Rule Violation
March 6, 2017 USADA announced today that Jessica Cosby-Toruga, of Euless, Texas, an athlete in the sport of track & field, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a six-year suspension for her second anti-doping rule violation. Cosby-Toruga, 34, tested positive for the presence of an exogenous androgenic anabolic steroid (AAS) and/or its