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IPC suspend the Saudi Arabian powerlifter for eight years for second anti-doping violation

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Mashal Alkhazai tested positive for anabolic steroids in an out-of-competition test ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.


The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that Saudi Arabian powerlifter Mashal Alkhazai has been suspended for eight years for the second Anti-Doping Rule violation of his career.

Alkhazai returned an adverse analytical finding for metenolone in a urine sample provided on 4 September in an out-of-competition test conducted in Rio, Brazil, ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

This substance is included on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2016 Prohibited List under the category S1. Anabolic Agents and is prohibited at all times, both in and out of competition.

As a result of his violation, Alkhazai will be ineligible from competition for eight years from 11 September 2016, the date of the decision, until 12 September 2024. The athlete was due to compete in the men’s +107kg event on Wednesday (14 September) and, following the decision, has had his Rio 2016 accreditation withdrawn and has left the Paralympic Village.

The principle of strict liability applies to anti-doping matters. Therefore, each athlete is strictly liable for the substances found in his or her sample, and that an anti-doping rule violation occurs whenever a prohibited substance (or its metabolites or markers) is found in his or her bodily specimen, whether or not the athlete intentionally or unintentionally used a prohibited substance or was negligent or otherwise at fault.

As a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC), the IPC remains committed to a doping free sporting environment at all levels. The IPC, together with the International Federations and the National Paralympic Committees, established the IPC Anti-Doping Code to prevent doping in sport for Paralympic athletes, in the spirit of fair play. The IPC Anti-Doping Code is in conformity with the general principles of the WADC.



Source: https://www.paralympic.org/news/saudi-arabian-powerlifter-suspended-eight-years-second-anti-doping-violation

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Putin offers ‘every assistance’ to WADA doping probe

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President Vladimir Putin yesterday said Russia will give “every assistance” to World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) inspectors probing allegations of organized doping among its Olympic athletes.
“If there are any doubts, they need to be eliminated,” Putin said during a televised news conference in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
“I have instructed the sports ministry and all the Russian government agencies and institutions to provide WADA inspectors with every assistance in organizing their work.”
WADA is investigating sensational claims published in an interview with The New York Times with the former head of Russia’s anti-doping laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov, as well as allegations made by Vitaly Stepanov, a former employee of Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA.
Rodchenkov, who has fled to the United States, gave details of an organised doping campaign including at least 15 medalists during the Sochi Games, with the close involvement of the sports ministry and the FSB security service.
Putin said that the investigation into Russian athletes’ use of performance-enhancing drugs comes “against a backdrop of politically motivated restrictions in respect to our country”, referring to Western sanctions over Ukraine.
“But I hope that WADA’s actions are not in any way linked to this,” the Kremlin strongman said.
Russian prosecutors said Thursday that they have launched an inquiry into doping allegations involving athletes who competed at the Olympic Games in Beijing, London and Sochi, and would be requesting information from WADA.
The announcement came after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said that 31 athletes from 12 countries had failed doping tests following new examinations of samples taken during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Russia meanwhile is scrambling to reform its scandal-ridden anti-doping program in time for its track and field stars to compete at the Rio Olympics in August.
Athletics’ international governing body, the IAAF, provisionally suspended Russia in November over a bombshell report by WADA independent commission that found evidence of state-sponsored doping and mass corruption in Russian athletics.
The IAAF will rule on Russia’s participation at the Rio Games at an extraordinary Council meeting in Vienna next month.
The statement comes after WADA president Craig Reedie urged Russia to give WADA drug testers unfettered access to athletes in its so-called ‘closed cities’.
Reedie wrote to Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko two weeks after a German WADA official was threatened with deportation by Russia’s FSB intelligence service for trying to test a Paralympic athlete in the closed city of Tryokhgorny, according to a report in the Times of London.
“These kinds of actions are totally unacceptable and full access to these ‘closed cities’ must be guaranteed,” Reedie told the Times. The term refers to towns where Russia restricts the movements of foreigners because they are home to national security installations.
Reedie, who has been criticized in some media for appearing to take a soft line towards Moscow on the issue, said Russia was dragging its feet over improving its anti-doping system and ruled out compliance in time for the Rio Olympics, which start in August.
“We are having to deal very firmly with a never-ending set of issues in Russia.”
“I think it highly unlikely they will be compliant by the time of the Olympic Games. Our roadmap could take two years to implement at the current rate,” he said.
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Doping Awareness for Our Youth National Football Team

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The Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee has held an awareness symposium for members of our youth national football team in their camp at the Eastern region. This activity comes within the Saudi Anti-Doping Program; the most important axes of which is to implement awareness programs among teams of different age groups.

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SAADC’s Secretary General, Mr. Abdulaziz Almasaed has presented the visual-display lecture addressing all aspects related to Anti-Doping; starting from the introduction of SAADC with its mission & function, Anti-Doping rule violations, sanctions, prohibited substances in sport and their damages on health; ways of preventing them, to an explanation about the mechanism of sample collection and how to save the athletes’ rights throughout all the doping control procedures. At the end of the symposium, an open discussion was initiated to give the players an opportunity to ask their questions.


Mr. Ali Al shoailan; manager of the national youth team has appreciated SAADC’s cooperation with the Administration of Teams Affairs for the dissemination of anti-doping culture and its expected positive results on the future of athletes. He asserted that such activities are playing a very important role in unveiling the dangers of doping on the players’ health especially that those players are so young and in a very crucial stage in the football realm. Players had, also, a chance to be briefed on the updated Prohibited List.

SAADC extends its thanks and appreciation to the administration of the team for their cooperation and contribution to make it possible presenting this program to the stars of the Kingdom’s team. Our best wishes with success for the team in the next AFC Youth.

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obtain the ISO9001:2008

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SAADC (The Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee) the first sport organization in Saudi Arabia, the first Anti-Doping organization in the Middle East

obtain the ISO9001:2008


In concurrence with the Saudi Vision 2030, and in harmony with developmental steps taken by the General Authority for Sports, and the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, the Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee successfully met all the requirements for the ISO 9001:2008, and consequently acquired the certification on 20th August 2016 to be the first sport organization achieving this feat in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the first Anti-Doping Organization in Middle East as well.
The URS (United Registrar of Systems Limited); the organization offering the ISO certification in UK, has exalted the high performance of SAADC in implementing the requirements of the Quality Management system, and its commitment to the international performance standards in a high professionalism, where the IOS working team had conducted 26 visits in the last year to the SAADC headquarters to ensure the precise application and implementation of the process, in addition to 8 specialized workshops to fulfill the achievement of the quality standards in accordance with the internationally recognized principles.
Chairman of the SAADC’s Board, Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Konbaz, affirmed that the certificate has been achieved by the grace of Allah, and then the precise application of the high directions of the Custodian of the Two Holly Mosques, his Crown Prince, and his Deputy Crown Prince-Allah bless them all- about the conduction of the national transitional programs to reach the Saudi Vision 2030.
Dr. Al-Konbaz indicated to the keenness of HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Musaad; president of the General Authority for Sports, and chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee to pursue the development of the institutional distinction methodology, and to bring about a working environment that goes in line with the achievement of future aspirations to reach clean and doping-free sport.
Dr. Al-Konbaz has extended his thanks and appreciation to SAADC’s members of the Board and all staff who effectively contributed to the certification obtainment which is considered as a culmination to the development that SAADC seeks in the institutional administrative work, pointing out that the presence of such clear, smooth and transparent working mechanism, that complies with the international standards in carrying out tasks and responsibilities has contributed directly to the obtainment of such feat.


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Montreal, 8 June 2016 – WADA acknowledges the decision issued today by the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) Independent Tribunal which found that Maria Sharapova committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) for the use of banned substance Meldonium, and that, as a consequence, a period of ineligibility of two (2) years has been imposed, commencing on 26 January 2016.
As with all decisions made by Anti-Doping Organizations, WADA will review the decision, including its reasoning, and will subsequently decide whether or not to use its independent right of appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
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SAADC organizes the 5th DCO Training Course

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SAADC organizes the 5th Training Course to qualify Doping Control Officers on Thursday 26 May 2016 over three days at Prince Faisal Bin Fahad Olympic Complex in Riyadh.

During the course, participants will receive theoretical and scientific lectures, in addition to practical workshops from an elite group of WADA-accredited DCOs in Saudi Arabia.

50 DCOs will be qualified by the course, through which they will be armed with the required training that qualifies them to be DCOs after passing the written and practical exams. SAADC seeks to expand the anti-doping domain and increase the number of samples to be tested.

It’s worth-mentioning that SAADC had previously held 4 training courses for qualifying DCOs, some of whom acquired the WADA recognition and became one of the pillars that SAADC relies on in the implementation of the doping control programs at the national and international levels. Moreover, many organizations and international federations seek the assistance of the Saudi DCOs in implementing their doping control programs during international competitions.

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