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U.S. Weightlifting Athlete Ryan Hudson Accepts Sanction for Second Anti-Doping Rule Violation

December 20, 2018 USADA announced today that Ryan Hudson, of Sisters, Oregon, an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a four-year sanction for his second anti-doping rule violation. Hudson, 39, tested positive for a long-term metabolite (4α‐chloro‐18‐nor‐17β‐hydroxymethyl-17α‐methyl‐5α-androst‐13‐en‐3α‐ol; DHCMT M3) of dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT) as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample he provided on…

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U.S. Gymnastics Athlete Laura Zeng Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

December 19, 2018 USADA announced today that Laura Zeng, of Libertyville, Ill., an athlete in the sport of gymnastics, has accepted a six-month suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. Zeng, 19, tested positive for acetazolamide from an out-of-competition urine sample collected on October 18, 2018. Acetazolamide is a Specified Substance in the class of Diuretics…

TrueSport Teams Up with Seven Additional National Governing Body Partners to Provide Expert-Driven Content to Youth Sport Communities

December 19, 2018 TrueSport®, a positive youth sports movement powered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), has announced partnerships with seven additional National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of Sport, joining 16 NGB partners who currently participate in the TrueSport content program. TrueSport welcomes partnerships with the following NGBs: USA Archery USA Baseball USA Bobsled and Skeleton…

USADA Names Skip Gilbert as Managing Director of Operations, Marketing, and Development

December 18, 2018 The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is pleased to announce that Skip Gilbert has joined USADA as its Managing Director of Operations, Marketing, and Development. Within this capacity, Gilbert will oversee USADA’s Olympic Testing and Client Services operations, while also supporting marketing and development efforts for the organization’s TrueSport division. An experienced executive,…

TrueSport Coach Expert Panel Featured at United States Olympic Committee Youth Sport Symposium

December 17, 2018 At the inaugural American Development Model (ADM) and Youth Sport Symposium hosted by the United States Olympic Committee, coaches from around the country joined TrueSport® to learn why and how to incorporate values-based education in youth sports. “We’ve identified a critical need to prioritize life-skills based education in the field with parents,…

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Weightlifting Athlete Nicholas Saccente Accepts Additional Sanction for Violating Period of Ineligibility

December 11, 2018 USADA announced today that Nicholas Saccente, of Springfield, Mass., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted an additional four-month sanction for violating his period of ineligibility. Saccente, 26, initially accepted a four-year period of ineligibility and loss of results in February 2017 after a sample he provided during an in-competition…