News on doping in sport

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NADO considers banning athlete for 2 years for test refusal

A national anti-doping organization is considering banning an athlete for just two years for Evading, Refusing or Failing to Submit to Sample Collection - Article 2.3 in the World Anti-Doping Code. The normal length is four years.

The importance of testing athletes before competition

Since 2021 it has been possible to test athletes before they compete. Serbian tennis-star Novak Djokovic refused to be tested at the Davis Cup in Malaga, Spain. He could now face a longer ban from sport.

Welsh rugby union player Kaiden Carnell receives three-year ban for Anti-Doping Rule Violations

Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) player Kaiden Carnell has been banned from all sport for a period of three years following Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) for the Presence and Use of a Prohibited Substance.

Q&A with Dr Catherine Ordway

Associate Professor (Sport Management) and Sport Integrity Research Lead at University of Canberra, Catherine Ordway has worked in the field of anti-doping since the 1990s. We took a Q&A-interview with her.

Tramadol will be on the WADA prohibited list as of 2024

After being on the Monitoring Program over years, the WADA Executive Committee has decided to put Tramadol on the Prohibited List as of 2024.

Two-time Grand Slam title champion banned for Four years

ITIA has banned Romanian tennis player Simona Halep for a period of four years following after testing positive for Roxadustat and for irregularities in ABP. 

Colombian Rider Miguel Ángel López Provisionally suspended

The UCI has provisionally suspended the Colombian Rider Miguel Ángel López. The colombian name came up during the investigation of Dr Marcos Maynar.

French Rider Alex Baudin Disqualified from Giro d'Italia

UCI has disqualified French rider Alex Baudin from Giro d'Italia after he tested positive for Tramadol.

The Athletics Integrity Unit will review Amusan Decision

The Disciplinary Tribunal has found that Tobi Amusan has not committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation of 3 Whereabouts Failures within a 12-month period.

The history of doping in Russia

From the Moscow Summer Games in 1980 to Sochi in 2014, doping accusations have shadowed Russian sports.

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