The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee (ExCo) and Foundation Board (Board) met in Montreal, QC on November 16 and 17. The ExCo alleges that three National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) and one Major Event Organization (MEO) are non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code). Two other NADOs have been added to the WADA watchlist. The three NADOs that the ExCo decided to allege as non-compliant are Nigeria, Tunisia and Venezuela.
Venezuela has yet to address a number of critical requirements for its anti-doping program. Nigeria has still not addressed several critical requirements following an audit carried out by WADA in late 2022. Tunisia has an outstanding critical corrective action relating to its national legal system not being in line with the 2021 Code.
The ExCo alleges the MEO, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), for failure to implement a previous decision by the ExCo. As a consequence of the decision to allege the NADO of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) as non-compliant in October 2021.
WADA President, Witold Bańka, said, “WADA always supports Signatories and helps them when they have non-conformities in an effort to avoid this situation. However, the harmonization of the anti-doping system is absolutely crucial — we agree with athletes when they tell us that all Signatories to the World Anti-Doping Code must be held to the same high standards as they are. Signatories must abide by the rules and decisions – otherwise, we cannot provide a level playing field for athletes. We continue to monitor all Signatories’ compliance with the Code to ensure the system remains strong and consistent around the world.”
Swiss mountain runner gets nine-year suspension
Stéphanie Perriard, a Swiss mountain runner, who is already suspended for three years for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, has been given an additional six-year ban. This time for falsification by Swiss Sport Integrity.
Perriard admitted to possessing and using prohibited substances to enhance athletic performance. She also admitted to trafficking in Sustanon, which is a banned steroid for muscle-building purposes.
Swiss Sport Integrity continued the investigation. It was given information of suspicion of a possible breach of the suspension was confirmed. Perriard attempted to unduly influence the investigation in her favour. She apparently misled authorities and made false statements. Thus violating Article 2.5 of the Anti-Doping Statute by participating in “falsification of any element of doping control by an athlete or any other person.”
Perriard accepted an agreement proposed by Swiss Sport Integrity under Article 10.8.1 of the Anti-Doping Statute. The new penalty is a six-year ban (instead of seven years) and a fine of 1,500 Swiss francs, in addition to the three-year ban already imposed.
What is Sustanon
The active substances of SUSTANON 250 are turned into testosterone by your body. Testosterone is a natural male hormone known as an androgen.
SUSTANON 250 is also used in men for the treatment of osteoporosis caused by androgen deficiency. SUSTANON 250 is used in female-to-male transsexuals for the development of male sexual characteristics. This medicine is available only with a doctor’s prescription.