Two-time Paralympian Tyler Cater took some time to speak with USADA about how he approaches competing clean & cannabinoids as a busy athlete based in Colorado.
There are many popular over-the-counter products used for everyday ailments that can cause a positive test if used in-competition. More specifically, many cold and flu medications and inhalers contain stimulants that are prohibited in-competition. Read more to learn how athletes subject to anti-doping rules can safely use cold and flu products.
Now retired, Olympic Swimmer Andrew Gemmell is channeling his commitment to clean sport to advocate for a level playing field and help the next generation of swimmers compete the right way in his role as an Anti-Doping Education Athlete Presenter with USADA.
The World Anti-Doping Code requires that athletes comply with Whereabouts and testing obligations, and failure to comply with an obligation will result in a Whereabouts Failure. There are two types of Whereabouts Failures: Filing Failures and Missed Tests.
In the Food-First Nutrition series, elite athletes share how they maintain the strength & energy they need to compete at the highest levels of sport through a food-first approach. In this edition, two-time Olympian and silver medalist in the 400m hurdles, Lashinda Demus, shares how she uses nutrition to combat low iron levels.
When it comes to building speed, strength, and recovery, growth hormone (GH), and more specifically human growth hormone (hGH), has often been touted as one way to get an edge. Athletes, however, should know the risks associated with growth hormone from a health and clean sport perspective.
USADA’s Drug Reference Team responsible for answering questions on substances, methods, and TUEs, helping athletes compete clean every day.
A 4x Olympian in the sport of skeleton, Katie Uhlaender knows what it means to fight for her dreams. She also knows what it feels like to have those dreams clouded by questions of whether she has had access to a level playing field.
In the Food-First Nutrition series, elite athletes share how they maintain the strength & energy they need to compete at the highest levels of sport through a food-first approach. In this edition, three-time Olympian in Women’s Ice Hockey, Meghan Duggan, shares how she eats healthy while travelling as an athlete.
As many designer stimulants become more widely available online and illegally included in supplements, it’s important for athletes and support personnel to recognize the risk, both from an anti-doping perspective and a health perspective.