WADA acquires new “intelligence” from Mexico Lab

WADA’s independent Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) Department acquired new intelligence concerning the former WADA-accredited Moscow Laboratory. Specifically, the I&I Department is in possession of an electronic file that the Department is confident is the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) database of the Moscow Laboratory, i.e. all testing data between January 2012 – August 2015. On 18 July 2016, WADA’s independent McLaren Investigation confirmed allegations of institutionalized … Continue reading WADA acquires new “intelligence” from Mexico Lab

WADA : INVESTIGATION PROCESS & INSIGHTS FROM 2016

The process of investigation involves the following stages : COLLECT : The I&I team begins by collecting information. This could entail interviews with the person(s) making the claim. It could also mean seeking out corroborating evidence without compromising their confidentiality. ANALYZE : An analyst is assigned to the case along with a scientific expert, if necessary. Their job is to assess the quality of the information and … Continue reading WADA : INVESTIGATION PROCESS & INSIGHTS FROM 2016

CAS ISSUES DECISIONS IN THE CASES OF TATYANA CHERNOVA, EKATERINA SHARMINA AND KRISTINA UGAROVA

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued decisions concerning the Russian track and field athletes Tatyana Chernova, Ekaterina Sharmina and Kristina Ugarova. All three athletes have been found to have committed an Anti-doping Rule Violation (ADRV) pursuant to Rule 32.2 of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) Competition Rules after analysis of their Athlete Biological Passports (ABP) showed evidence of blood doping. Tatyana Chernova … Continue reading CAS ISSUES DECISIONS IN THE CASES OF TATYANA CHERNOVA, EKATERINA SHARMINA AND KRISTINA UGAROVA

WADA publishes 2015 Annual Report

The Annual Report provides a snapshot of WADA’s key 2015 activities and accomplishments in leading the collaborative worldwide campaign in support of the clean athlete.  WADA delivered these on a  budget of approximately USD 27.5 million, which is based on contributions from the public sector that, in turn, are matched by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).   Among other 2015 activities and accomplishments, the Report highlights: … Continue reading WADA publishes 2015 Annual Report

COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) DECISION CONCERNING MARTIN JOHNSRUD SUNDBY

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld an appeal filed by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) against the Norwegian cross country skier Martin Johnsrud Sundby and the International Ski Federation (FIS). The decision taken on 4 September 2015 by the FIS Doping Panel is set aside and the athlete is sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of two months starting on 11 July 2016 following an … Continue reading COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) DECISION CONCERNING MARTIN JOHNSRUD SUNDBY

PLAWYERED : ISSUE 6 – JULY 14th, 2016

In this issue read, ACHIEVEMENT, INITIATIVES AND SUCCESS STORIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS ON COMPLETION OF TWO YEARS OF NDA GOVERNMENT ICC ANNUAL CONFERENCE, EDINBURGH : INTRODUCING NEW SCHEMES & AMENDMENTS IN CRICKET SPORTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS PRO KABADDI LEAGUE: THE STORY SO FAR FIFA “FORWARD” DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME REGULATIONS FIA JUDICIAL AND DISCIPLINARY RULES 2016 2016 EUROPEAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP MID-SEASON KEY STATISTICS UEFA EURO … Continue reading PLAWYERED : ISSUE 6 – JULY 14th, 2016

WADA suspends the accreditation of the Madrid Laboratory

WADA has suspended the accreditation of the Laboratorio de Control de Dopaje (Laboratory) in Madrid, Spain. The decision, taken by WADA’s President, is a direct result of the WADA Foundation Board’s 19 March decision to declare the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency (AEPSAD) non-compliant. The suspension, which takes effect immediately, prohibits the Laboratory from carrying out any WADA-related anti-doping activities including all analyses of urine and blood … Continue reading WADA suspends the accreditation of the Madrid Laboratory