Weightlifting Athlete Charles Ssekyaaya Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

August 13, 2018 USADA announced today that Charles Ssekyaaya, of Crystal, Minn., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a nine-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Ssekyaaya, 24, tested positive for 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA) as a result of an in-competition urine sample he provided on March 24, 2018, at the Minnesota LWC Championships.…

U.S. Paralympic Judo Athlete Anthony Ferraro Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

August 8, 2018 USADA announced today that Anthony Ferraro, of Spring Lake, N.J., an athlete in the sport of Paralympic Judo, has accepted a six-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Ferraro, 23, tested positive for Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Carboxy-THC), the pharmacologically-active metabolite of marijuana and/or hashish, above the decision limit of 180 ng/mL, as a result…

Nearly 900 Reveal Perceptions of Doping and Anti-Doping Efforts in Largest Online Study Conducted Among U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Athletes

August 7, 2018 Nearly 900 elite athletes from USADA’s Registered Testing Pool (RTP) helped contribute to the largest study conducted to date on the attitudes and perceptions of athletes on doping and anti-doping efforts. Results of the comprehensive analysis, featuring nearly 100 questions around athlete attitudes about fairness and clean competition, perceptions about USADA, and…