Anti-doping rule violation conclusion

Cycling South Africa takes note of the sanction of 11 months period of ineligibility imposed by the UCI against Ms. Yolande De Villiers for the presence of the prohibited substances hydrochlorothiazide and amilorid (diuretic) found in three samples collected from the rider on 31 January, 28 February and 21 March 2015. Cycling South Africa will…

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AN EXPLANATION OF HOW THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY DECIDES WHICH SUBSTANCES ARE INCLUDED ON THE PROHIBITED LIST

Most sports fans are now relatively familiar with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the WADA Code (“the Code”), with varying degrees of knowledge. Those who are involved in competitive sport, particularly athletes and coaches, will also be familiar with the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods,1 known as the Prohibited List (“the List”). The List…

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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…

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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…

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