Mariette Hattingh two year ban upheld

The SAIDS Appeal Tribunal has upheld the two-year ban on Port Elizabeth triathlete Mariette Hattingh for doping offences. Hattingh, a leading age-group competitor, tested positive for clenbuterol and phentermine at the Ironman SA 70.3 event in East London in January 2014. The athlete was sanctioned for two years after an Independent Tribunal  hearing in July…

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Judoka Daniel le Grange suspended

South African judoka Daniel le Grange has been suspended for two years for a doping violation. Le Grange, who represented South Africa at the  2014 Commonwealth Games, was found to have traces of the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide in a urine sample.  Diuretics are prohibited because they have been used by athletes to gain an unfair advantage,…

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Running for the cause

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is one of the world’s foremost road running events and “elite competitors and potential podium finishers can therefore expect that drug testing will occur at the event,” warns Khalid Galant, chief executive officer of the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS).   Galant will be more than…

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