False claims on supplements marketed to Youth

Be aware of products like “FitGen” – advertised as “Youth performance supplements parents can trust” – that make false claims such as being registered with the “Drug Free Association”. No anti-doping authority (locally or abroad), including the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) registers, endorse or promote the use…

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CAS imposes a 4-year ban on Mixed Martial Arts SA / EFC athlete

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has imposed a four-year ban from all sport on the Mixed Martial Arts South Africa and Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) athlete, Demarte Pena, following an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on a reprimand rendered by the SAIDS Independent Doping Hearing Panel. Mr. Pena tested positive for…

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CAS imposes a 4-year ban on Cycling SA athlete

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has imposed a four-year ban from all sport on the Cycling South Africa athlete, Gordon Gilbert, following an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on an anti-doping rule violation sanction of 6 months rendered by the SAIDS Independent Doping Hearing Panel.   Mr. Gilbert tested positive for…

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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…

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SA Powerlifting Federation Athlete banned for 4 years

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has imposed a four-year ban from all sport on the South African Powerlifting Federation (SAPF) athlete, Ricardo Fritzpatrick, following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Fritzpatrick tested positive for metabolites of Testosterone. His period of ineligibility began on 11th May 2018 (the date his provisional suspension was imposed) and…

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Rowing SA athlete banned for 4 months

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport has imposed a four-month ban from all sport on the Rowing South Africa (RSA) athlete, Daniel Watkins, following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Watkins tested positive for the presence of Cannabinoids/Carboxy-THC. His period of ineligibility began on 6th June 2018 (the date his provisional suspension was imposed) and will…

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SA Natural Bodybuilding Association athlete receives a 2 year ban

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has imposed a two-year ban from all sport on the South African Natural Bodybuilding Association (SANBA) athlete, Onke Mangxola, following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Mangxola tested positive for Furosemide. His period of ineligibility began on 30 September 2017 (the date his provisional suspension was imposed) and will…

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WADA call for proposals for 2018 social science research grant

Proposals can be submitted from universities, colleges, small businesses, for-profit and non-profit organizations.  The proposal should be submitted via WADA’s Grants platform, no later than 16 July 2018 (23:59 GMT). ‘Increasing and enhancing research-led anti-doping education’ is one of WADA’s strategic priorities. Accordingly, WADA’s Education Committee is tasked with identifying relevant areas of social science…

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