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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)

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Month: September 2017

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How Does a Substance Become Prohibited?

Under the World Anti-Doping Code, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issues an annual List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, known as the Prohibited List, which is one of five International Standards. WADA reviews scientific and medical research, while also consulting with others in the anti-doping community, to make annual updates to the Prohibited List.

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Doping Crisis Threatens 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Less than five months before the start of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, seventeen National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) leaders held a fourth special meeting since the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and addressed the International Olympic Committee’s continuing refusal to hold Russia accountable for one of the biggest doping scandals in sports history, saying IOC inaction imperils clean athletes and the future of the Olympic movement.

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