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Anti – doping :WADA Statement on the prohibited substance IGF-1

WADA has carefully reviewed the issues surrounding the banned substance IGF-1 arising out of the Vijay Singh case and other inquiries. IGF-1 is a prohibited substance and has been included on the Prohibited List for years. On the other hand, very small quantities of IGF-1 can be found naturally in animal products (e.g. colostrums, deer […]

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WADA statement on substance AOD-9604

Following a number of inquiries regarding the substance AOD-9604 available on the Internet ‘black market’ and possibly elsewhere, WADA has issued the following statement: AOD-9604 is a substance still under pre-clinical and clinical development and has not been approved for therapeutic use by any government health authority in the world. Therefore, under the 2013 Prohibited […]

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Members of Australia’s Olympic swimming team have been fined and issued

Swimming Australia has finalised its Integrity Panel Report following allegations of inappropriate behaviour and has now presented that report to the Australian Olympic Committee for further consideration. As a result of the Swimming Australia Integrity Panel report, six athletes will be required to make payments to Swimming Australia and will receive deferred suspensions for breaches […]

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High Performance New Zealand : Exclusive Interview

Text & Interview : Giannis Psarelis. Sport in international level is extremely competitive. In order to be successful a team or an athlete needs to train hard but also to have access to excellent sport facilities and to have the support of medical staff and sport scientists. We will present the best high performance centers […]

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High Performance New Zealand : Athlete Performance Support

Text : Giannis Psarelis. Following our interview with Mrs. Sue Eden who is the Senior Advisor Media and Communications for High Performance New Zealand we present the services they provide to their athletes. Strength & Conditioning The High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) Strength and Conditioning department aims to develop and enhance the physical capability of […]

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WADA releases educational tool kit for sport physicians

WADA has produced a new tool kit to help sports physicians develop anti-doping education programs which can be adapted and customized to suit local cultures, conditions and resources. The ‘Sport Physician’s Tool Kit’ is available via the WADA website and will serve as an important aid for doctors across the world in their efforts to […]

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Pan Ams the focus of WADA Outreach

WADA has been heartened by the impact of its Outreach during the first week of the Pan American Games in Mexico and is looking forward to continuing its success for the remainder of the program. It is the third time WADA has had an Outreach presence at the Games, although for the first time in […]

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WADA enhances communications with electronic Play True

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has enhanced the electronic platform of its Play Truemagazine. The electronic magazine will supplement the current WADA website by providing additional insight into the Agency’s day-to-day activities and developments within the anti-doping community worldwide. “The electronic version of Play True is another important step for WADA’s overall communications strategy and […]

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WTC reaches young athletes with ‘Ask Me Why I Am True’

The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) used a ‘Dip-n-Dash’ event ahead of the recent Ironman World Championships to send a strong anti-doping message to the next generation of competitors. The ‘Ask Me Why I Am True’ initiative encouraged young athletes at the event at Kailua-Kona Pier in Hawaii to ask the question so they could articulate […]

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WADA Athlete Committee calls for more blood and EPO testing

Members of WADA’s Athlete Committee have called on Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) across the world to increase the amount of blood samples and to also conduct more tests for erythropoietin (EPO). Both issues were near the top of the agenda at a meeting in Colorado Springs, where all the athletes agreed there was a need for […]

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WADA statement on CAS opinion for IOC Rule 45

WADA has acknowledged the advisory opinion of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) regarding the IOC’s Rule 45 and welcomes the precise direction it has given to the IOC and the sporting world in general, particularly with the next Olympics less than one year away. There do not seem to be any changes required […]

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Triathlete receives eight-month sanction for pseudoephedrine.

(Ottawa, Ontario – September 28, 2011) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that triathlete Leanna Lee has received an eight-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The violation occurred during in-competition doping control on August 21, 2011 and resulted from the athlete’s urine sample returning an adverse analytical finding for […]

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«Man lässt dopen und politisiert damit»

Der Dopingfahnder Ioannis Psarellis kämpft gegen die Praktiken griechischer Athleten, sich dem Kontrollnetz zu entziehen. Dafür wird er von der Politik und in den Medien hart kritisiert «Man lässt dopen und politisiert damit» NZZ am Sonntag: Herr Psarellis, was ist eigentlich Ihre Motivation, als Dopingfahnder zu arbeiten? NZZ am Sonntag: Herr Psarellis, was ist eigentlich […]

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“Ich galt als Vaterlandsverräter”

Doping: Der griechische Fahnder Ioannis Psarellis über Kehrseiten, Hintertüren und Morddrohungen ABENDBLATT: Herr Psarellis, was werden die Menschen von den Spielen in Athen in Erinnerung behalten? IOANNIS PSARELLIS: Ich hoffe sehr für die Rückkehr Olympias an seine Ursprünge – und nicht für die zahlreichen Dopingskandale. ABENDBLATT: Es sind bei Olympia noch nie so viele Medaillengewinner […]

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Staatsfeind Nummer eins

Von Großekathöfer, Maik und Pfeil, Gerhard Wie der griechische Dopingfahnder Ioannis Psarellis an seiner Arbeit gehindert wurde Am Tag seines größten Triumphes wirkt Ioannis Psarellis seltsam unzufrieden. Er sitzt auf der Terrasse seiner Wohnung im Athener Vorort Palio Faliro. Es ist der Mittwoch vergangener Woche, der Tag, an dem sich Griechenland häutet. Neun TV-Übertragungswagen und […]

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