AAA Arbitrator Imposes Four-Year Sanction on Cycling Athlete Jenna Blandford For Doping Violation

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…

U.S. Triathlon Athlete Lisa Roberts Accepts Public Warning for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

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…

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Dietary Supplement Industry and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Warn Consumers about Dangerous, Illegal Ingredients Known as SARMs

November 8, 2017 Groups support strict enforcement action by FDA 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…

Retired Weightlifting Athlete Vargas, Medical Director Merrens Join USADA Board of Directors

November 7, 2017 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. “We…

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…

U.S. Track & Field Athlete Atlanta Westbrook Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violations

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…