Accreditation of Bucharest laboratory suspended by WADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced the suspension of its accreditation of the Bucharest laboratory in Romania for a period of six months. This suspension was imposed due to a number of non-conformities with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL), which on 29 November 2017, resulted in the laboratory being provisionally suspended. Since that date, disciplinary proceedings were carried out by an independent disciplinary committee mandated … Continue reading Accreditation of Bucharest laboratory suspended by WADA

WADA CODE : INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTIONS

The International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions is a mandatory International Standard developed as part of the World Anti-Doping Program. The purpose of the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions is to establish (a) the conditions that must be satisfied in order for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (or TUE) to be granted, permitting the presence of a Prohibited Substance in an Athlete’s Sample or the … Continue reading WADA CODE : INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTIONS

BCCI charges Yusuf Pathan under Anti-Doping Rule Violation (Article 2.1) & How BCCI examines Anti-Doping Rule Violation?

On 27th October 2017, Yusuf Pathan was charged with the commission of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) under the BCCI Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) Article 2.1 and provisionally suspended pending determination of the charge. Yusuf Pathan responded to the charge by admitting the ADRV and asserting that it was caused by his ingestion of a medication containing Terbutaline that had been mistakenly given to him instead … Continue reading BCCI charges Yusuf Pathan under Anti-Doping Rule Violation (Article 2.1) & How BCCI examines Anti-Doping Rule Violation?

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