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
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Media Statement

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The Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee (SAADC) would like to clarify its position to all affiliates of the sport community about what has been circulated by the media about the Adverse Analytical Result of Mr. Mohammed Noor Hawsawi ( Al-Ittihad Football Club player).

Based on Article 14 of the Saudi Anti-Doping Rules in Sport, and particularly Article 14-3-1: Public Disclosure, SAADC will have the right to the following:

  1. The Adverse Analytical Finding was received by SAADC on Wednesday morning 25 Nov. 2015.
  2. As per the rules listed in Results Management of Article 7 in the Saudi Anti-Doping Rules in Sport, SAADC shall conduct an initial review of the Doping Control Forms and the Laboratory result within 48 hours of the result recipient.
  3. The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has been notified through Top Confidential letter at 11:00 am, Sunday 29th November 2015, (Friday and Saturday :weekend). The notification included: an imposition of provisional suspension on the player till the completion of all procedures, and the player’s right to attend hearing session by Thursday, December 3, 2015, and the player’s right to open and analyze Bottle B of his sample.
  4. Once such procedures are completed, a decision shall be issued by the Saudi Anti-Doping Hearing Panel according to the Saudi Anti-Doping Rules in Sport. It is worth-mentioning that Article 14 of the Saudi Anti-Doping Rules in Sport entitles SAADC to issue media statement once the athlete is notified of the anti-doping rule violation where appropriate.

Therefore, SAADC was been keen to clarify all the facts of such issue in this statement to everybody, motivated by the principle of transparency, and its conviction that all affiliates of the sport community are considered to be partners in promoting the precept of True Play and athletes’ protection.

We, hereby, would like to make it known that SAADC’s official website: www.saadc.com, or its Twitter: @Saudi_NADO are the main and sole sources for any information or resolutions issued by SAADC.

 

Wishing that Allah may protect all of our athletes from the dangers of doping to participate in doping-free and true competitions.

May Allah grant you all the success

 

Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee

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Dr. Alkonbaz is the COP Chairperson to the UNESCO Convention Against Doping In Sport

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Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Konbaz, SAADC’s Chairman, was elected as chairperson of the Conference of Parties to the UNESCO for another 2-year term.

 

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This election comes on the margin of the 5th Session of the COP of the International Convention, and on the 10th Anniversary celebration of the International Convention against Doping In Sport at the UNESCO’s headquarter – France, with the presence of the Director-General of UNESCO, and the Permanent Delegate of the Saudi Arabia to the UNESCO Ambassador Ziad Aldrees, in addition to representatives of 167 states around the world.

 

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On the other hand, SAADC held an exhibition on the sideline of the conference with the participation of 4 countries who have distinguished anti-doping programs: France, Japan, Romania, and Saudi Arabia, in addition to WADA and 2 other sport organizations.

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The exhibition displayed information about Saudi Arabia, Saudi sports, and the national anti-doping program. Many publications and simple gifts were distributed to the exhibition visitors. It is worth-mentioning that the Saudi Permanent Delegation to the UNESCO helped preparation of the exhibition.

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