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The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) announced that former Springbok rugby player and SuperSport presenter Ashwin Willemse will be representing the Greensmile Foundation, joining up with team I Play Fair for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 South Africa taking place on the 25th of January at Buffalo City, East London. Buffalo City is a gateway to the popular Eastern Cape... Read More The new World Anti-Doping Code, which came into effect on January 1, 2015, has several significant changes and the UCI has made corresponding changes to its Anti-Doping Rules. As well as the new rules, there will be changes in practice in order to achieve “smarter testing”, there will be an increased focus on “surprise pop-up testing missions” to enhance... Read More

Cape Town, 10 December 2014 - The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) Appeal Board has dismissed the appeal of former Cape Epic African jersey rider and SA Cross Country champion, Brandon Stewart. The athlete lodged an appeal against his two-year ban from sport for testing positive for testosterone. Mr Stewart had previously appealed against the denial of his Therapeutic... Read More

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) announced that Port Elizabeth triathlete Mariette Hattingh is banned from all official competitions for two years from 31st March 2014 after being found guilty for having the banned substances clenbuterol and phentermine in her system after the Ironman SA 70.3 event in East London, January 2014. Clenbuterol is an anabolic agent and phentermine... Read More