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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SAIDS: Doha Doping Control Laboratory closure will not compromise South African test results

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…

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