False claims on supplements marketed to Youth

Be aware of products like “FitGen” – advertised as “Youth performance nutrition parents can trust” – that make themselves guilty of using false claims, such as being registered with the “Drug Free Association” or “Approved / Certified by WADA”. No anti-doping authority (locally or abroad), including the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the SA Institute…

SAIDS probe nets three for doping violations

A year-long investigation and tip-offs from whistleblowers have resulted in bans for three cyclists in the past 18 months, says the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS). The organisation’s CEO Khalid Galant revealed that the convictions arose from “phase one of an investigation being undertaken in collaboration with the Department of Priority Crimes…

Athletics SA Athlete banned for 4 years

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has imposed a four-year ban from all sport on the Athletics South Africa (ASA) athlete, Burger Lambrecht, following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Lambrecht tested positive for a metabolite of Dehydrochloromethyl-Testosterone His period of ineligibility began on 7th May 2018 (the date his provisional suspension was imposed) and…