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U.S. Weightlifting Athlete Michael Zoda Accepts Sanction for Non-Analytical Anti-Doping Rule Violation

December 20, 2017 USADA announced today that Michael Zoda of Yardley, Pa., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a two-year sanction for a non-analytical anti-doping rule violation after admitting to his possession and use of prohibited substances. In 2016, USADA obtained non-analytical evidence that Zoda, 27, received prohibited substances in the class

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CBD in 2018

Cannabidiol in 2018: Four Questions Answered

DISCLAIMER: This content is NOT being updated and is only current as of the publication date. [vc_row margin_top=”-50″ full_width_row=”true”][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Elite athletes must be very careful about the substances they use, including substances marketed as supplements or herbal products. The prohibited status of cannabidiol (CBD) is changing in 2018, but all other cannabinoids are still prohibited

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Three Things to Expect From USADA DCOs

DCOs play a critical role in USADA’s effort to preserve the integrity of clean sport, but just as importantly, they help define the athlete experience in regards to anti-doping. As such, USADA DCOs are held to a particularly high standard, meaning athletes can expect the following qualities and behaviors.

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