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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SA Natural Bodybuilding Association athlete banned by SAIDS for 2 years

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…

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Doping not confined to the “usual” suspects

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,…

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