WADA Archive


IOC disqualifies American judoka Nicholas

London – GBR, August 06, 2012: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has disqualified American judoka Nicholas Delpopolo from the men’s 73kg judo event of the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London. Immediately after his participation in the event on 30 July, Delpopolo, 23, provided a urine sample


WADA awards for Young Investigators

Montreal – Canada: Young Investigators, WADA has rewarded outstanding Masters level research of students in Austria, the United Kingdom and Greece through its annual Young Investigator Award program. Young Investigators, Cornelia Blank from Austria, England’s Mike Earl and Adamantia Thanou of Greece were the recipients of the 2011 Awards, each receiving a


Pre-Olympic warning to doping athletes

Montreal – Canada, July 10, 2012: doping athletes, World Anti-Doping President John Fahey has called on athletes who are doping to withdraw from their national teams and stay away from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With less than three weeks to the opening ceremony of London 2012, Mr. Fahey has taken


Cecil Afrika Joins Future Stars in Campaign to Keep Rugby Clean

Dublin-Ireland, June 12, 2012: South Africa Sevens star and IRB Keep Rugby Clean Ambassador Cecil Afrika has joined the future stars of Rugby at the IRB Junior World Championship 2012 in Cape Town today, to help drive the IRB campaign to ensure a drug-free sport. Afrika is one of eight Keep Rugby


WADA prepares first Code draft and updates signatories on compliance

Montreal-Canada, May 18, 2012: In accordance with the ongoing process to revise the World Anti-Doping Code, the WADA Foundation Board was advised of the progress made with the first Code draft during its May 18 meeting in Montreal, while members also approved the compliance status of a further 38 signatories. At the


Liberian Powerlifter Sanctioned for 3 Months Following `Unique’ Anti-Doping Case

Bonn-Germany, May 07, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Liberian Powerlifter James Siaffa has been suspended for three months for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation. Siaffa returned an adverse analytical finding for Prednisone and Prednisolone in a urine sample provided on 25 February 2012 during the 2012 FAZZA International


Iranian Power lifter to miss Paralympic Games due to Anti-Doping Rule Violation

Bonn-Germany, April 30, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Iranian Power lifter Seyed Yousef Yousefi Pashaki has been suspended for two years for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation. Yousefi Pashaki returned an adverse analytical finding for Methylhexaneamine in a urine sample provided on 5 February 2012 during the Malaysia


Jan Ullrich found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation by the CAS

Lausanne-Switzerland, Feb 09, 2012: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rendered its decision in the arbitration between the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the German cyclist Jan Ullrich & Swiss Olympic. The CAS has partially upheld the appeal filed by the UCI and has found Jan guilty of a doping offence. As a


WADA President calls for Code support

Lausanne, Febr 07, 2012: – WADA President John Fahey has called on Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) worldwide to support the World Anti-Doping Code and to play an active role in the review process designed to strengthen the Code and the rights of “clean athletes”. Speaking at the WADA Media Symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland,


WADA releases ‘Say NO! To Doping’ clip

Montreal, January 31, 2012 – WADA releases, The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released a ‘Say NO! To Doping’ video clip as the latest element in an awareness campaign that is fast gaining worldwide support. The ‘Say NO! To Doping’ campaign emphasizes the key sporting messages of courage, respect, effort and to