Doping Cases / Sanctions imposed in SA from July – Nov 2019

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) imposed the following sanctions during the period July to November 2019: A twelve (12) months sanction from all sport on the South African Powerlifting Federation (SAPF)athlete, Vanessa Lessing, following an anti-doping rule violation. Ms. Lessing tested positive for the presence of Phentermine. Her period of ineligibility began on 29 March 2019…

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SAIDS invites bid proposals for INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) is a Schedule 3A (of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA)) Public Entity. SAIDS invites suitably qualified and experienced companies to submit proposals to render outsourced Internal Audit Services to the entity for a period of 3 years.  The successful bidder will be required to comply with the…

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1 584 athletes tested during 2018/19 – SAIDS Annual Report published

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) annual report has revealed that it tested 1,584 athletes during 2018/19 year and there were 47 anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs), and three additional cases pending (total of 50 cases). It also outlines how a partnership with the Hawks – South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation – led to prosecutions of…

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Top Rugby Player Charged With Doping Violation

ON 13th August 2019 the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) informed Springbok and Lions rugby player, Aphiwe Dyantyi, that an adverse analytical finding had been detected in a sample collected from him in a doping test on 2nd July 2019. The test was conducted in accordance with the National Anti-Doping Regulations.   Mr.…

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Attention ADAMS users – downtime scheduled 27 Aug 2019

As part of its ongoing technical maintenance operations, WADA is planning a 2-hour maintenance on 27 August 2019, of the ADAMS Production environment.   Therefore kindly note that the ADAMS Production environment (including the SMS service and Mobile App) will be unavailable on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 between 18:00 GMT and 20:00 GMT . Do…

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Doping Cases & Sanctions of SA Athletes over the past 12 months

SAIDS has imposed the following sanctions over the past 12 months (April 2018 – May 2019):   A 3 years and 9 months ban from all sport on Mixed Martial Arts SA PRO (MMASAPRO) Extreme Fighting championship (EFC) fighter Marcel Teniers, following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Teniers tested positive for the presence of Clenbuterol.…

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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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