Doping Doesn’t Pay

The Armstrong case result should serve as a warning to all athletes that doping doesn’t pay. This is the message from SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport Chairman, Dr. Shuaib Manjra, who says that it is heartening that after significant prevarication from the International Cycling Federation (UCI) they unequivocally accepted US Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) report yesterday,…

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SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport’s view on Armstrong

The name Armstrong dominated the past weeks headlines. Neil remained a public hero until his end. Lance’s drug infested career came home to roost. However the level of public support demonstrated for Lance Armstrong, as evidenced in website comments and polls, has been surprising. That such support seeks to discount the compelling doping allegations against…

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SAIDS is playing it’s part

South Africa is a leading nation in the fight against doping, according to David Howman, the director general of the World Anti-doping Agency. Hayman was speaking on Saturday at a Wits seminar on sports law and anti-doping in Johannesburg. “South Africa is probably one of the most committed countries to this movement and Saids (the…

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A new version World Anti-Doping Code will come into effect in 2013.

A new version World Anti-Doping Code will come into effect in 2013. South Africa will be hosting the WADA conference on adopting the changes to the Code in November 2013. In the lead up to this conference, all national anti-doping agencies together with their respective national sports federations and sports governing bodies have the opportunity…

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WADA releases ‘Say NO! To Doping’ clip

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released a ‘Say NO! To Doping’ video clip as the latest element in an awareness campaign that is fast gaining worldwide support. The ‘Say NO! To Doping’ campaign emphasizes the key sporting messages of courage, respect, effort and to accept challenges and is designed so international and national sports…

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South Africa Leads UNESCO Team in Fight Against Global Anti-Doping Efforts

South Africa’s visible lead on anti-doping policies has resulted in South Africa leading UNESCO in the fight against global anti-doping efforts. This is evident with the appointment of Deputy Minister of Sport, Gert Oosthuizen as Chair of UNESCO’s Conference of Parties to the International Convention Against Doping in Sport. The two year appointment was announced…

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