WADA’s positives on three-year partnership agreement between the SAIDS and ETH-NADO

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced that a three-year partnership agreement between the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) and the Ethiopian National Anti-Doping Organization (ETH-NADO) has yielded significant benefits for the protection of clean sport in Africa. The agreement, which was facilitated and monitored by WADA, saw SAIDS provide support, guidance and expertise to ETH-NADO in building its anti-doping capacity. It is one … Continue reading WADA’s positives on three-year partnership agreement between the SAIDS and ETH-NADO

WADA Independent Observer and Athlete Outreach programs in action at Lima 2019 Games

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) outlined its Independent Observer (IO) and Athlete Outreach (AO) programs at the Lima 2019 Pan American (Pan Am) Games, which run from 26 July to 11 August; and, the Parapan American (Parapan Am) Games, to be held from 23 August to 1 September 2019. The IO and AO teams (listed below) will be active throughout the Pan Am Games and, respectively, … Continue reading WADA Independent Observer and Athlete Outreach programs in action at Lima 2019 Games

WADA publishes revised International Standard for Laboratories

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced publication of the revised International Standard for Laboratories (ISL), which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) on 15 May 2019 and will enter into force on 1 November 2019. The ISL is one of six International Standards that works in conjunction with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) to bring harmonization among Anti-Doping Organizations across various technical areas. The main purpose of the ISL is to set out the requirements for laboratories … Continue reading WADA publishes revised International Standard for Laboratories

WADA amends Article 7.4 of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code)

World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Foundation Board decided to amend Article 7.4 of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) to allow WADA-accredited Laboratories (Laboratories) to report Atypical Findings (ATFs) for the Prohibited Substance clenbuterol. Under the current version of Article 7.4 of the Code, Laboratories may only report analytical testing results for exogenous Prohibited Substances as Adverse Analytical Findings (AAFs) but not as ATFs, which does not allow for … Continue reading WADA amends Article 7.4 of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code)

Updates from WADA Compliance Review Committee

The independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) held its latest meeting on 27-28 May 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss a number of issues related to compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code). In particular, these included: An update on the analysis of the data retrieved from the Moscow Laboratory and the way forward for cases to be followed up by the relevant … Continue reading Updates from WADA Compliance Review Committee

CAS ARBITRATION: CASTER SEMENYA, ATHLETICS SOUTH AFRICA (ASA) AND INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS (IAAF)

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled on the requests for arbitration filed by the South African athlete Caster Semenya and Athletics South Africa (ASA) (“the Claimants”) against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) (collectively, the parties). The arbitration procedures concerned the “IAAF Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification (Athletes with Differences of Sex Development)” (DSD Regulations) that were due to come into … Continue reading CAS ARBITRATION: CASTER SEMENYA, ATHLETICS SOUTH AFRICA (ASA) AND INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS (IAAF)

ATHLETICS: THE APPLICATION FILED BY DARYA KLISHINA (RUSSIA) IS UPHELD BY THE CAS : THE ATHLETE REMAINS ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN RIO

The ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 has rendered its decision in the case of the Russian athlete Darya Klishina (“the Athlete”) (long jump) against the International Association of Athletics Federations  (IAAF). The Athlete challenged the decision rendered by the IAAF Doping Review Board (IAAF DRB) on 12 August 2016, which revoked its previous … Continue reading ATHLETICS: THE APPLICATION FILED BY DARYA KLISHINA (RUSSIA) IS UPHELD BY THE CAS : THE ATHLETE REMAINS ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN RIO

THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) DISMISSES THE APPEAL OF ALEXEI LOVCHEV

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by the Russian weightlifter Alexei Lovchev against a decision issued by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on 13 May 2016 in which a four-year period of ineligibility was imposed on the athlete, and his results at the 2015 IWF World Championships were cancelled, further to an anti-doping rule infraction (positive anti-doping test for ipamorelin, a growth hormone … Continue reading THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) DISMISSES THE APPEAL OF ALEXEI LOVCHEV

CAS DISMISSES URGENT REQUEST FOR PROVISIONAL MEASURES FILED BY ALEX SCHWAZER

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed an urgent request for provisional measures filed by the Italian racewalker Alex Schwazer who sought an order from the CAS lifting his provisional suspension from competition. On 8 May 2016, the athlete returned to competition following the expiry of a period of ineligibility imposed upon him in relation to an anti-doping rule violation committed shortly before the London 2012 … Continue reading CAS DISMISSES URGENT REQUEST FOR PROVISIONAL MEASURES FILED BY ALEX SCHWAZER

CAS ARBITRATION BETWEEN THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS (IAAF), ATHLETICS KENYA AND RITA JEPTOO

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) commenced a hearing in the arbitration procedure involving the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Athletics Kenya and the Kenyan athlete Rita Jeptoo. The IAAF filed a statement of appeal at the CAS against Athletics Kenya and Rita Jeptoo, concerning the decision rendered by Athletics Kenya Medical and Anti-Doping Commission on 27 January 2015, pursuant to which Ms Jeptoo … Continue reading CAS ARBITRATION BETWEEN THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS (IAAF), ATHLETICS KENYA AND RITA JEPTOO