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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School Boys Test Positive for Steroids at Craven Week Rugby

Cape Town, 04 August, 2011 – Doping control tests have revealed that school boys as young as 17 yrs old participating in the recent Craven Week schools rugby tournament, have tested positive for anabolic steroids and could face bans of up to two years from sport. This is according to Khalid Galant, CEO of the…

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Legislation Push to Eradicate ‘Designer Supplements’

Cape Town, 12 July, 2011 – SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport will push for legislation to regulate the manufacture, marketing and sale of sports supplements to ensure that over-the-counter supplements are free of designer steroids and potent stimulants, to stop the illegal contamination of children and athletes, so that they can rediscover the value of…

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