AAA Panel Imposes Four-Year Sanction on Paralympic Track & Field Athlete Stirley Jones for Doping Violation

June 17, 2019 USADA announced today that a three-member panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has rendered a decision in the case of Paralympic track & field athlete Stirley Jones, of San Clemente, Calif., and has determined that Jones should receive a four-year sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Jones, 34, tested…

TrueSport Adds Five National Governing Bodies of Sport as Partners to Expand Values-Based Education Initiative

June 4, 2019 TrueSport®, a positive youth sports movement powered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), has announced partnerships with five additional National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of Sport, who join the 23 NGB partners currently participating in TrueSport’s educational content partnership to promote clean and healthy competition, sportsmanship, and character building and life skills. TrueSport…

What Athletes Need to Know about Wellness and Anti-Aging Clinics

What Athletes Need to Know about Wellness and Anti-Aging Clinics There are an increasing number of health clinics that advertise to be anti-aging or wellness clinics, many of which provide compounded pharmaceuticals, herbal medicines, steroid hormones, unconventional treatment methods, and dietary supplements to treat various maladies. While these therapies may seem routine or safe, it’s…

U.S. Triathlon Athlete Elizabeth Waterstraat Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

May 24, 2019 USADA announced today that Elizabeth Waterstraat, of Naperville, Ill., an athlete in the sport of triathlon, accepted a six-month sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance from a contaminated dietary supplement. Waterstraat, 43, tested positive for ostarine as the result of an in‐competition urine sample she provided at the Multisport National…

How to Reduce Your Risk from Supplements

If athletes choose to use supplements despite the known risks, USADA recommends that athletes use only dietary supplements that have been certified by a third-party program that tests for substances prohibited in sport. Based on a recent consensus statement, USADA now recognizes NSF Certified for Sport® as the program best suited for athletes to reduce the risk from supplements.