Jamaica needs to investigate claims of inadequate testing
More opinion on the JADCO testing issues
FDA official says that 70% of supplement companies violate agency rules
Eight Chinese athletes test positive during second quarter. Drug tests for National Games increased: biological passport to be used for the first time. “The number of positive cases has largely increased compared with that of last year, which was a red alert for us,” said He Zhenwen, director of China’s Anti-doping Agency.
No positive tests from FINA World Championships
List of the drugs allegedly taken by the Essendon players
AFL claims the substances the players may have taken can still aid performance
Essendon coach James Hird charges AFL has denied him “natural justice.” Says the AFL involvement in the process is a conflict of interest. AFL head says documents were released to increase transparency of the process.
A summary of the negotiations that allegedly occurred between Essendon and the AFL over the charges and disposition of the case
Hird case appears to be headed for the Australian Supreme Court
Letter from Essendon team doctor Bruce Reid to Hird and team operations manager Paul Hamilton expresses concern about substances given to the players. Hird says the release of this letter “in isolation” damages his reputation.. Reid letter says that he had not been informed about the use of these supplements prior to them being administered
Opinion piece where the author says it’s time to move beyond anti-doping, scrap the WADA Code and use a different approach to doping control that involves scrutiny of the list of banned substances while the reason for bans would not be to punish the athletes, but to protect their health.
More on former ASADA head Richard Ings call for clarity on the status of AOD-9604, when was it banned?
Is all the animosity turned on A-Rod turning him into a sympathetic figure or merely a lonely one?
A-Rod lawyer says they will respond to MLB’s offer to waive confidentiality clause in Joint Drug Agreement and release information they have gathered on A-Rod’s alleged drug use
A-Rod says he’s ordered his lawyers to “shut it down” in terms of public sparring about the case
Cyclist Stefan’s Schumacher’s case in fraud case bolstered by testimony that appears to confirm Schumacher’s assertion that the team manager Hans-Michael Holczer was actively involved in the team’s doping program
More on the DFB/German NADA cooperation on drug testing, implementing blood testing
Hair testing to detect drug use started this month in reaction to death last year of Tom Maynard. Positive tests expected, but no sanctions. Each would be evaluated and counseling or treatment recommended.
Doping and surfing
The UCI presidential election takes another turn as Swiss Cycling rescinds its nomination of current UCI President Pat McQuaid. McQuaid says that the UCI Congress vote will determine the outcome of the election
The other UCI presidential candidate, Brian Cookson says that the Swiss revocation of McQuaid’s nomination places his opponent “in a very difficult position.”
Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen has no comment on the UCI presidential election. “My involvement in sport is over.”