March 9, 2018 USADA announced today that Lazaro Roman, of Miami, Fla., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation after testing positive for multiple prohibited substances. Roman, 48, tested positive for higenamine, clomiphene and its metabolites, and the M3 long-term metabolite (4α‐chloro‐18‐nor‐17β‐hydroxymethyl-17α‐methyl‐5α-androst‐13‐en‐3α‐ol) of dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT)
When it comes to supplements, there is a spectrum of risk for a positive anti-doping test or adverse health event. There are numerous red flags to look out for as an athlete or consumer considering the use of supplements.
March 6, 2018 USADA announced today that Mihail (Mike) Alexandrov, of Los Angeles, Calif., an athlete in the sport of swimming, has accepted a one-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Alexandrov, 32, tested positive for benzoylecgonine and methylecgonine, which are metabolites of cocaine, as the result of an in-competition urine sample he provided at
While athletes should consult health professionals about the use of supplements, it’s equally important for athletes and their support personnel to understand that supplements and medications are very different in terms of regulation and safety.
Athletes should always tell their treating physician that they are subject to anti-doping rules since compliance is ultimately the athlete’s responsibility. Due to these strict liability principles, athletes risk an anti-doping rule violation and sanction, including a possible period of ineligibility, even if they received poor guidance from their primary care providers.
A win-at-all costs attitude can be revealed through various behaviors and by various members of the sports community, from athletes, to coaches, to parents.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has provided recommendations for anti-doping organizations concerning the use of the new generation “BEREG-KIT Geneva” security bottles used in urine sample collection.
January 29, 2018 USADA announced today that Staci Mannella, of Randolph, N.J., an athlete in the sport of Paralympic alpine skiing, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by her without fault or negligence. As a result, Mannella will not face a period of ineligibility for her positive