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, Dandtrich Julies, following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Julies tested positive for Carboxy THC as well as Hydrochlorothiazide. His period of ineligibility began on 15 November 2017, the date his provisional suspension was imposed, and will... Read More

With SAIDS being part of The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO) SAIDS Board member, Judge Mpati and our CEO, Khalid Galant, were part of the WADA meeting on Governance, yesterday in Switzerland.    

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of the Doping Control Laboratory in Doha, Qatar, which has been doing doping control analyses for South Africa. The suspension by WADA will last a minimum of four months during which the laboratory will be required to “address all non-conformities identified by the Laboratory Expert Group or WADA”, said WADA in... Read More

Doping’s insidious grip on sport is normally associated with just a few sport codes. But the current World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) annual report reveals that there have been Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) in sports as diverse as figure skating, billiards, petanque (a variety of boule, which itself is a variety of bowls), bowls itself, lifesaving, tug-of-war and wushu (a Chinese... Read More