U.S. Swimming Athlete Amanda Kendall Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

May 8, 2018 USADA announced today that Amanda Kendall, of Bloomington, Ind., an athlete in the sport of swimming, has accepted a three-month sanction for her anti-doping rule violation. Kendall, 27, declared the use of an inhaler called Breo Ellipta, which contains the prohibited substance vilanterol, during an out-of-competition sample collection on February 14, 2018.…

U.S. Swimming Athlete Mihail Alexandrov Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

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…

Swimming Athlete, Lobintsev, Accepts Finding of No Fault for Meldonium Anti-Doping Rule Violation

July 29, 2016 USADA announced today that Nikita Lobintsev, of Yekaterinburg, Russia, an athlete in the sport of swimming, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by him without fault or negligence pursuant to the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) guidance concerning meldonium. Lobintsev, 27, tested positive for meldonium…

Independent Arbitration Panel Imposes One-Year Suspension for US Swimming Athlete, Hardy

May 4, 2009 An independent, three-member American Arbitration Association/Court of Arbitration for Sport (AAA/CAS) panel issued its decision today in the case of U.S. Swimmer Jessica Hardy, from a positive drug test during last year’s U.S. Olympic Trials. On July 4, 2008, Ms. Hardy tested positive for the anabolic agent, clenbuterol. Following proceedings, instituted pursuant…