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Tuesday 07, Jun 2016

  Twenty Weightlifting Positive Tests From 2008 And 2012 Olympics

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The International Weightlifting Federation has announced it was informed by the International Olympic Committee of 10 positive doping cases from the 2008 Beijing Games and 10 from the 2012 London Games, including medal winners.

In a statement sent, the IWF said the 10 from London were described as confirmed positives while the 10 Beijing tests were “presumed” positives that still require “B” sample analyses. The IWF revealed the positive tests included that of some medal winners but refused to give any names or nationalities. The 20 positive doping cases account for a larger part of the total of 55 positives which the International Olympic Committee has reported so far, including 32 from Beijing and 23 from London.

The IOC started retesting blood and urine samples after many eminent newspapers and whistleblowers alleged systematic cheating from the now-tainted Russian lab at the 2014 Winter Games. The present retesting program is targeting athletes who could possibly be eligible to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August.

In another development, Russia has started to clean up sports in the country and suspended seven sports stars for doping offenses. It was reported by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) that a judo fighter has been hit with a four-year ban and six weightlifters have been banned for between two and eight years. Larisa Kobeleva, the 2014 world junior champion, has been suspended for four years along with Kseniya Kolomiyets and Anton Kotlayrov. Five-time Russian weightlifting champion Aminat Maskhadova and 2014 European junior silver medalist Yegor Ivanov have each been given doping bans of eight years. The 2015 Russian judo champion, Pyotr Khachirov, has received a four-year suspension and Nadezhda Ovchinnikova, the 2014 European champion, has been banned for two years.

The Russian sports ministry also announced a detailed series of reforms that are aimed at altering social attitudes to doping in Russia. The Ministry, in conjunction with the Council of Europe, will aim to educate young athletes with the message that doping is unacceptable. A ministry statement said all higher education institutions for professionals in the fields of sport and medicine will teach an anti-doping class. The statement further reads that lessons on anti-doping will be rolled out as part of the curriculum in schools across the country as a final step and also remarked that the classes on anti-doping will be taught as part of Physical Education classes, and will be obligatory for all children, meaning that it will reach millions of students across Russia.

Natalia Zhelanova, anti-doping adviser to the minister of sport of Russia, said she was fully committed to clean up sports in the country. Zhelanova added she wants to ensure the next generation of athletes is properly educated about doping issues. The anti-doping adviser also said we recognize that to create real change we must inform athletes from the very beginning of their careers and remarked it is about instilling the right values from the outset, but we hope this initiative will be supported by wider society as this is a change that all Russians must embrace.

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Wednesday 11, Sep 2013

  ‘Failed Blind Test’ For Rio Doping Lab

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‘Failed Blind Test’ For Rio Doping Lab

According to rumors, the Rio de Janeiro doping control laboratory has failed a “blind” quality assessment test. Accreditation of the lab was recently revoked by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in a hugely embarrassing blow for Brazilian authorities.

Under the External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) of WADA, blood and urine samples are distributed by WADA to accredited labs to be tested for the presence – or absence – of prohibited substances. The lab, in a “blind” test, knows that the sample has been supplied under the EQAS scheme, but not what substance it might contain. This exercise is conducted by WADA for assessing a range of lab performance criteria, such as turnaround time or compliance with documentation package requirements, along with competence of the facility in detecting and identifying prohibited substances.

WADA has not provided information about the reasons that prompted it to revoke the accreditation less than 10 months before the 2014 FIFA World Cup was scheduled to kick off in Brazil. It only remarked that it was because of non-compliance with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) and related documents.

The Rio lab was originally suspended in January 2012 for a period of nine months for similar reasons. It was reinstated in September after a site visit. The UFRJ doping control laboratory, also known as Ladetec, is now suspended again in what could present a major difficulty for the organizers of the World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympics who had planned for the lab to test all the samples at the events.

In a statement, the World Anti-Doping Agency remarked the revocation will enter into force September 25, 2013 and means that the laboratory – which is currently suspended – will no longer be authorized to carry out the testing of doping control samples on behalf of Wada or any testing authority. It added the suspension remains applicable in the meanwhile and Ladetec is therefore ineligible to perform analysis of doping control samples for any testing authority. The decision was taken by the executive committee of WADA after an in-depth review. The statement also reads that the decision made by WADA’s executive committee marks the second time the Rio laboratory has fallen below the required standards set by the World Anti-Doping Agency and also added the laboratory was also suspended for nine months in January 2012, before being reinstated following a Wada site visit that ensured the proper corrective actions had been implemented.

Ladetec can now either appeal against this decision to the court of arbitration for sport in Lausanne within 21 days or decide to reapply for accreditation, and may seek “fast track” process from the WADA executive committee.

In another development, a leading medical expert of FIFA has expressed concerns about the WADA decision to revoke the accreditation of the Rio doping control laboratory so close to next year’s Brazil World Cup. Michel D’Hooghe, head of FIFA’s medical committee, remarked we have to find a solution in Brazil and said there are other possibilities, perhaps Sao Paulo or perhaps an adaptation of the lab in Rio but for the moment, yes, this is a problem for us. D’Hooghe will be discussing the problem at a medical meeting in Zurich on October 1 ahead of the FIFA executive committee session the same week. It was recently announced by FIFA that it had yet to formulate an alternative plan to handle World Cup doping tests in the event of LADETEC being unavailable.

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