Dietary supplements linked to severe ill-health effects in children and young adults

Dietary supplements, ‘pills and potions’, are aggresively marketed towards youth and adults alike, most often with exaggerated or outright false claims of efficacy and safety and countless consumers falling for it. This, amidst the extent of poor-quality, inaccurately labelled ingredients, amounts and dosages and finding pharmaceutical-grade / unapproved drugs and ingredients deemed ‘unfit for human…

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Chilliboy Ralepelle’s B-sample confirms presence of an anabolic agent (Zeranol)

The B-sample result of Sharks rugby player, Mahlatse Chilliboy Ralepelle, confirmed the presence of the banned substance, Zeranol. Zeranol falls under the category S1 – Anabolic Agents of the Prohibited List 2019, and is prohibited in- and out-of-competition.   During the sample collection process, the athlete divides his sample into an A-sample container (60ml) and…

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Important notice to National Federations – Updated SAIDS Rules 2019

On Wednesday 20th March 2019 SAIDS CEO, Mr. Khalid Galant, sent an important communication to National Federations notifying them of the newly updated South African National Anti-Doping Rules: 2019 that are applicable to all national sports federations. These national rules have been certified as code compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). These Rules shall…

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International Anti-Doping Leaders call for reform of the Anti-Doping System

International Anti-Doping Leaders call on watershed opportunity to reform Anti-Doping System   Ahead of the Anti-Doping Symposium, the leaders of 18 National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) came together in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss the current state of clean sport and to call for meaningful reforms to the anti-doping system in advance of the WADA Presidential election.…

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