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WADA chief heads to Jamaica to check on drug-testing program

LONDON – The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency is travelling to Jamaica to check whether the Caribbean island has finally set up an effective drug-testing program in the tiny nation that produces the world’s dominant sprinters. 588 more words


UFC Just Dropped The Hammer On PED Testing

UFC held a press conference on Wednesday to address the issue of performance-enhancing drugs and testing for them. Here’s what went down:

— Lorenzo Fertitta gives a brief overview of how UFC has pushed for more and better testing practices in the past, adding, “Now, we’re making it a point to run towards fixing this PED issue head-on.” In-competition testing, which, again, only covers 12 hours before and after a fight, is good at catching people on PEDs, but out of competition testing needs to do better. 697 more words


UFC Introduces Anti-Doping Policy For Later This Year

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LAS VEGAS (AP) – Rocked by a recent spate of high-profile suspensions, UFC announced on Wednesday a multimillion-dollar anti-doping plan. 119 more words


UFC Requesting All Athletic Commissions Test Every Fighter On Their Fight Cards

Lorenzo Fertitta announced that the UFC is requesting that all Athletic Commissions test EVERY FIGHTER on their fight cards for an event – and that if there is additional costs to the commissions for testing all fighters the UFC will cover that cost. 57 more words


Spring Camp Shuffle, Other News

News out of Okinawa is that 2014 round 4 pick Koki Moriya has joined the parent club for the remainder of their time down south. Also going along is… 207 more words



The disciplinary cases concerning the anti-doping rule violations of Tatiana Chernova and Yulia Zaripova, notified by RUSADA at the end of last week, are the latest illustration of the robustness of the IAAF anti-doping programme. 191 more words