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South African Professional Cyclist Admits to Doping Charge

January 18, 2016 11:23 am Published by Comments Off on South African Professional Cyclist Admits to Doping Charge

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has charged professional cyclist, Kevin Evans with doping after identifying serious irregularities in his Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) – a profile of the athlete’s blood parameters*.   The SAIDS’s Expert Panel and an independent, international ABP expert reviewed Mr Evan’s blood profile and unanimously concluded that the profile was indicative of doping.... Read More


SA Mountain Biker Tests Positive for EPO

December 17, 2015 11:06 am Published by Comments Off on SA Mountain Biker Tests Positive for EPO

Leading South African mountain biker Rourke Croeser has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation due to a positive test for Erythropoietin (EPO). The athlete’s B-sample also confirmed the presence of EPO. Synthetic EPO is banned in sport. It drastically improves oxygen delivery to muscles and is used illegally by endurance athletes. Lance Armstrong admitted to using synthetic EPO during... Read More


WADA and Russian Ministry of Sport Meet to Discuss RUSADA’s Path Forward

November 30, 2015 7:35 am Published by Comments Off on WADA and Russian Ministry of Sport Meet to Discuss RUSADA’s Path Forward

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce that it had a constructive meeting yesterday with the Russian Ministry of Sport in Frankfurt, Germany -- the first such meeting to be held since the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) was declared non-compliant at WADA's Foundation Board meeting on 18 November. WADA confirms that a delegation, headed by Director General, David... Read More


WADA WELCOMES INDEPENDENT COMMISSION’S REPORT INTO WIDESPREAD DOPING IN SPORT

November 10, 2015 10:07 am Published by Comments Off on WADA WELCOMES INDEPENDENT COMMISSION’S REPORT INTO WIDESPREAD DOPING IN SPORT

Agency commits to leading the charge in protecting the clean athlete Commission recommends that WADA is reinforced with significant new resources to undertake additional responsibilities required Montreal, 9 November 2015 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has welcomed the thorough Report into widespread doping allegations issued by the WADA Independent Commission. The Richard Pound-chaired Commission – which held a specially... Read More