الرياضة ميدان المنافسة | Play True | Say No To Doping الرياضة ميدان المنافسة | Play True | Say No To Doping الرياضة ميدان المنافسة | Play True | Say No To Doping

SAADC in Nebras Exhibition for Learning Environments

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As part of its Anti-Doping awareness program, the Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee participateswithinthe activities of Nebras Exhibition for Learning Environments that will be held at the Model Capital Institute in Riyadh with the title: “Don’t try it; you are so precious to us”supervised by the national project for drugs prevention,and conducted by the secretariat of the National Committee for Narcotic Control, the General Directorate of Narcotic Control, and SABIC company from 25-29 Jumada II 1437 H. (3-7 April 2016).
An awareness exhibition will take place to publicize the Committee’s activities and its anti-doping programs, in addition to an onsite availability of a work-team ready to answer all visitors’ inquiries. Visual videos about prohibited substances in sport and their effects on health will be played. The Testing Procedures will be demonstrated along with an explanation about the anti-doping rule violations and sanctions against users of prohibited substances or those who violate the committee’s regulations. Many brochures and pamphlets in addition to in kind gifts will be distributed to visitors.
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The Agency welcomes over 500 delegates with doping in the spotlight as never before


Lausanne, 16 March 2016 – This week, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) welcomed a  record number of over 500 delegates from around the world to its 12th Anti-Doping Organization (ADO) Symposium, at Palais de Beaulieu, to discuss the way forward for protecting the clean athlete.  The event, which ran from 14-16 March, attracted anti-doping experts from International Sport Federations (IFs), National Anti-Doping Organizations, Regional Anti-Doping Organizations, Major Games Organizers, WADA-accredited laboratories and other stakeholders; as well as, over 50 international media – all that are integral to the clean sport movement.
As partnership and quality practice under the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code (Code) are essential to mounting a successful collaborative campaign for clean sport, the Symposium was centered on the theme ‘Partnering for Quality Practice’ and, ultimately, focused delegates on the clean athlete and the ways and means of protecting their right to clean sport.
“In this year of heightened global interest in anti-doping, WADA’s Symposium provided the Agency and its partners with the perfect opportunity to sit down under one roof and reflect on recent developments; exchange on challenges and opportunities; share best practices; and, generally, take stock regarding how we’re delivering on our common, global, purpose to protect clean sport” said Frédéric Donzé, WADA’s European Regional Office and IF Relations Director, who organized and hosted the event.
During his keynote address, Sir Craig Reedie, WADA President said, “In light of recent events, it is clear that WADA, and the anti-doping community, is facing a pivotal moment in its short history.  The public’s confidence has been shattered and it is up to us, the anti-doping community, to right the wrongs and turn this period of adversity into opportunity.”  In concluding his address, Reedie added: “Sport has had its wakeup call and the anti-doping community must find some of the answers to the questions posed today if we are to shore up trust, and give sport back its credibility”.
The Symposium included a mix of plenary sessions under the sub-themes: how the 2015 Anti-Doping Code is making a difference; how to capitalize on major events to protect clean athletes; how science can support quality programs; and anti-doping coordination.  The last day offered up practical workshops related to: education; testing strategies; results management; sample storage and re-analysis; and doping reporting mechanisms.
The event also featured interviews with Richard W. Pound, WADA’s founding President and Chair of its Independent Commission that investigated and reported upon allegations into doping in Russian athletics; and, Lord Sebastien Coe, President of the International Association of Athletics Federations, who discussed his personal story and gave his take regarding anti-doping in light of the Commission’s revelations.
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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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Revelations already in hands of IAAF and Russian authorities for action


Montreal, 7 March 2016 – WADA has viewed, and is dismayed by, the revelations in yesterday’s television documentary released by German broadcaster ARD. The new documentary, titled ‘Russia’s Red Herrings’, contains new allegations suggesting malpractice by a number of individuals involved in the Russian anti-doping system
The documentary alleges that an individual from the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) gave advance warning to athletes of testing plans; that an individual connected with the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) was providing banned substances to athletes; and, that a coach that was sanctioned following the WADA Independent Commission Report (Part 1) is still operating as a coach in Russia despite the ban. WADA will verify these allegations and; in particular, seek confirmation as to when the evidence was collected
“At a time when trust in sport is wafer thin, these troubling assertions will do little to reinforce confidence in the Russian anti-doping system when clean athletes need it most,” said WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie. “The allegations suggest that there is still much, much work to be done in Russia; and, that we will need the full and unwavering cooperation of the Russian authorities to reverse the damage,” he continued. “Until this happens, clean athletes won’t be able to trust that there is a level playing field.”
“These allegations are already in the hands of the IAAF Taskforce, which is the relevant athletics body; as well as, the authorities within Russia. I have no doubt that they will look at these matters without delay and draw the appropriate conclusions,” he added
When sports officials offer banned substances to athletes, deliberately provide advance notice of tests, or continue coaching when they have been banned from coaching, their actions only serve to undercut the globally-accepted system that we have spent years putting in place. These allegations will further disgust clean athletes around the world; and, reinforce in their minds that there is still much work to be done to repair the anti-doping system in Russia,” added Reedie
WADA is already working directly with RUSADA to assist the agency in its efforts to regain World Anti-Doping Code (Code) compliance. Now that testing is being overseen by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), the next important step is to install two international experts in Russia to ensure that the anti-doping system is free of undue interference and is fully independent. This will include the review of all current staff. In light of these latest allegations, which will be considered in full by WADA, it is imperative that the two experts begin their work at RUSADA immediately
“I will not hesitate to act swiftly to ensure that any breaches to the Code are dealt with firmly and expeditiously. Strong and decisive action by all sporting authorities is imperative if clean athletes, and indeed the public at large, are to retain belief in the integrity of sport
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WADA Statement regarding Maria Sharapova Case

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‘WADA is aware of the ongoing, and highly publicized, case concerning tennis player, Maria Sharapova. As is our normal process, and in order to protect the integrity of the case, WADA will refrain from commenting further until a decision has been issued by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Following that, WADA will review the reasons for the decision and subsequently decide whether or not to use its independent right of appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
We can confirm that meldonium was added to the 2016 Prohibited List which took effect on 1 January 2016, having previously been on WADA’s monitoring program for the duration of 2015.
Meldonium was added [to the Prohibited List] because of evidence of its use by athletes with the intention of enhancing performance.’ 
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RADO meeting of the Gulf States ends effectively with a workshop for all committees

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Yesterday, the 14th RADO meeting of the Gulf States and Yemen, which was hosted by the Saudi capital; Riyadh, concluded its works which lasted for two days.
The meeting was held in the Intercontinental hotel in Riyadh city, where Mr. Adam Klevinas, the WADA Legal Affairs manager presented “Results Management” workshop with the participation of 40 members of the Hearing and Appeal Committees in the Gulf States, whom had been briefed on the explanation of the new rules in the Code and their equivalents in the International Standards. In addition, many discussions about doping issues such as the use or assisting the use or the administration of prohibited substances, took place.
Chairmen of the Anti-Doping Committees in the Gulf States had paid a visit to HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud; General President of Youth Welfare, and Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee at his office in Riyadh, in the presence of Dr. Mohammed Saleh Konbaz; Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee, and Mr. Abdulaziz Almasaed; SAADC’s Secretary General, in addition to some members of the Board in SAADC.
HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad had been briefed on the efforts exerted by members of those committees in the field of combating doping in Asia, in the past and the work plan for the future.
HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad had praised SAADC’s efforts in providing anti-doping programs of awareness about rules and regulations and what athletes should be aware of in this regard, as well as the application of the doping control program in all the Saudi sport competitions.
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