Extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations

The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend sanctions imposed on two players from Malta and Cuba for anti-doping rule violations to have worldwide effect. The sanctions, which were extended in accordance with art. 136 ff. of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, relate to the following cases: – Ishmael Grech of Malta was banned by the National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of the Malta … Continue reading Extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations

WADA APPEAL AGAINST 34 CURRENT AND FORMER PLAYERS OF ESSENDON FOOTBALL CLUB UPHELD; VIOLATION OF ANTI-DOPING RULES ESTABLISHED; PLAYERS SUSPENDED

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and 34 current and former players of Essendon. The appeal filed by WADA against the Australian Football League (AFL) Anti-Doping Tribunal’s decision of 31 March 2015 is upheld and the appealed decision is set aside. The 34 players concerned are sanctioned with a period of … Continue reading WADA APPEAL AGAINST 34 CURRENT AND FORMER PLAYERS OF ESSENDON FOOTBALL CLUB UPHELD; VIOLATION OF ANTI-DOPING RULES ESTABLISHED; PLAYERS SUSPENDED

WADA Statement on Marta Dominguez Case

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) notes with satisfaction that, on 19 November, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld appeals by WADA and the IAAF, which challenged the Spanish athletics federation’s 2014 decision to clear Spanish runner, Marta Dominguez, of irregularities with her Athlete Biological Passport (ABP). The CAS decision has resulted in Ms. Dominguez being banned for three years for blood doping; and, … Continue reading WADA Statement on Marta Dominguez Case

WADA appoints Olivier Niggli as new Director General

Mr. Niggli, who has held the role of Chief Operating Officer since 2014, succeeds long-standing Director General, David Howman, who has chosen not to seek a further extension of his mandate with WADA. Effective 1 January 2016, Mr. Niggli will start transitioning into the new role that he will officially assume on 1 July 2016.     Olivier possesses extensive international experience in the anti-doping … Continue reading WADA appoints Olivier Niggli as new Director General

MARTA DOMINGUEZ BANNED FOR 3 YEARS BY THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS)

A Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Panel has found the Spanish middle-distance runner Marta Dominguez Azpeleta guilty of an anti-doping rule violation and sanctioned her with a three-year period of ineligibility following abnormalities in her Athlete Biological Passport (ABP). In March 2013, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) informed the Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) of atypical variations in Ms Dominguez’s ABP and invited … Continue reading MARTA DOMINGUEZ BANNED FOR 3 YEARS BY THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS)

Grigory Rodchenkov,Head of Russia’s Anti-Doping Laboratory Resigns

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has accused Grigory Rodchenkov, head of Russia anti-doping laboratory,  of being at the heart of a scheme to cover up widespread use of illegal drugs among Russian athletes, including deliberately destroying positive test samples. WADA suspended Moscow’s heavily criticised anti-doping laboratory on Tuesday. The head of Russia’s anti-doping laboratory resigned late on Tuesday, hours after his laboratory was suspended over … Continue reading Grigory Rodchenkov,Head of Russia’s Anti-Doping Laboratory Resigns

WADA Acts Immediately to Suspend Accreditation of Moscow Laboratory

Following the release of the WADA Independent Commission Report, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has acted immediately on one of the Report’s key recommendations: to suspend the accreditation of the Moscow Antidoping Center. The suspension, which takes effect immediately, prohibits the Moscow Antidoping Center from carrying out any WADA-related anti-doping activities including all analyses of urine and blood samples. The Moscow Antidoping Center may appeal … Continue reading WADA Acts Immediately to Suspend Accreditation of Moscow Laboratory