Sport supplement companies may be “exploiting” children

Aggressive sports supplement marketing campaigns aimed at schoolchildren have been slammed by the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA). The organisation has issued a position statement on the use of the products by schoolchildren and says that as a general rule “persons under the age of 18-years-old should not use sports supplements”. It hit out…

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Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) Partners with 15 National Anti-Doping Organizations on Collaborative Testing Initiative Ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

July 15, 2016 –  The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS), The Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), and 14 other leading National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs), today announced the continued success of a global collaborative testing initiative in preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The participating organisations worked together to develop a comprehensive, fair,…

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SAIDS takes doping control samples at Comrades

A TOTAL of 21 runners were tested at the 2016 Comrades Marathon, according to the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS). The doping control samples are being tested and results will be released “as soon as possible”. SAIDS officials were on hand to test competitors when the famous annual race between Pietermaritzburg and Durban…

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2016 Schools Sport Summit

2016 SCHOOLS SPORT SUMMIT 21 – 22 July 2016 Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Cape Town Registration now open!  How do we create the ideal environment to enhance school sport? How do we identify and develop talent in this environment? Is there scientific data to help inform practitioners on the way forward? What role…

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Statement on the Lab suspension

From SASCOC SASCOC, having received notification from WADA relating to the temporary closure of the Bloemfontein Laboratory, is confident that the testing procedure as carried out by SAIDS will not be compromised or prejudiced in any way. SASCOC is confident that the “normal procedure” currently adopted by SAIDS in having all doping control samples analysed…

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