U.S. Weightlifting Athlete Robert Ortiz Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

August 27, 2018 USADA announced today that Robert “Bert” Ortiz, of Brockport, N.Y., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a 16-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Ortiz, 26, tested positive for 1,4‐dimethylpentylamine as the result of an in-competition urine sample he provided at the National Championships on May 25, 2018. 1,4‐dimethylpentylamine…

Colorado Educator Dr. Jennifer Royer Named TrueSport and Athlete Education Director

August 27, 2018 Dr. Jennifer Royer, an award-winning Colorado Springs educator and former college administrator, has been named TrueSport and Athlete Education Director for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Dr. Royer, who was selected as “Teacher of the Year” in 2018 at Rampart High School in Colorado Springs’ Academy 20 School District, brings nearly two decades…

U.S. Weightlifting Athlete Emily Malinowski Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

August 24, 2018 USADA announced today that Emily Malinowski, of Elmwood Park, Ill., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a four-year sanction for her violation. This sanction was subsequently reduced by three-months at the discretion of USADA and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and in…

U.S. Track & Field Athlete Demi Payne Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

August 24, 2018 USADA announced today that Demi Payne, of Nacogdoches, Texas, an athlete in the sport of track and field, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a four-year sanction for her violation. Payne, 26, tested positive for drostanolone and its metabolite, 2α-methyl-5α-androstan-3α-ol-17-one, as the result of an in-competition urine sample she…