Month: November 2017
November 28, 2017 USADA announced today that an arbitrator from the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has rendered a decision in the case of cycling athlete Jenna Blandford, of Louisville, Ky., and has determined that Blandford should receive a four-year sanction for the use and possession of prohibited substances. In 2016, USADA obtained non-analytical evidence that
November 21, 2017 USADA announced today that Royce Dates of Nashville, Tenn., an athlete in the sport of track and field, has accepted a four-year sanction for his anti-doping rule violations while a member of the Thinking Feet Track Club (the Club). In 2016, USADA obtained non-analytical evidence that Dates, 25, used and possessed a
November 10, 2017 USADA announced today that Lisa Roberts, of Tucson, Ariz., an athlete in the sport of triathlon, has accepted a public warning for her anti-doping rule violation. Roberts, 38, declared the use of an inhaler called Breo Ellipta, which contains the prohibited substance vilanterol trifenatate, during a doping control session at the Challenge
Dietary Supplement Industry and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Warn Consumers about Dangerous, Illegal Ingredients Known as SARMs
The dietary supplement industry’s leading trade associations and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) today joined in support of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent actions to protect consumers from body-building products containing Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) illegally marketed as dietary supplements. SARMs are dangerous and illegal, and they pose an immediate risk to consumers, jeopardize the careers of athletes, and have no place in any sports nutrition regimen.
November 8, 2017 USADA announced today that Kenta Bell, 40, of Nashville, Tenn., a coach in the sport of track and field, has accepted a lifetime ban for engaging in and orchestrating prohibited doping conduct as the coach of the Thinking Feet Track Club (the Club). Bell committed a prior anti-doping rule violation in 2007
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today the election of two new Board members: Emmy Vargas of Los Angeles, Calif., a retired athlete in the sport of weightlifting, as an athlete representative member, and Dr. Edward Merrens, of Norwich, Vt., the Chief Clinical Officer for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
U.S. Volleyball Athlete Alexandra Klineman Accepts Finding of No Fault for Anti-Doping Rule Violation
November 6, 2017 USADA announced today that Alexandra Klineman, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., an athlete in the sport of volleyball, has tested positive for prohibited substances, which were determined to have been ingested by her without fault or negligence. Klineman, 27, tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample
November 3, 2017 USADA announced today that Atlanta Westbrook of Fairview, Tenn., an athlete in the sport of track and field, has accepted a four-year sanction for her anti-doping rule violations. In 2016, USADA obtained non-analytical evidence that Westbrook, 24, used and possessed a dietary supplement, which clearly indicated that it contained ostarine, beginning in