NADO Leaders Advance Urgent Reforms in Wake of Second McLaren Report : media release / Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO). - Bonn : iNADO, 2017 _________________________________________________ January 10, 2017 Dublin, Ireland Special leadership Summit held in Dublin, Ireland - In light of the second McLaren Report, leaders call for the exclusion of Russian sports organizations at all international competitions – with a uniform process for athletes to compete as neutrals until substantive progress in reform efforts are made - Leaders also call for the removal of all major international competitions, as well a moratorium on the awarding of new competitions to Russia - Leaders endorse WADA as global regulator and offer support for ongoing reform efforts - Leaders reject concept of a new one size fits all, global “Independent Testing Authority” controlled by sport and consider guidelines for development of independent testing authorities to manage anti-doping responsibilities formerly conducted by International Federations (IFs) _________________________________________________ DUBLIN, IRELAND (January 10, 2017) – Following the devastating evidence of wide-spread systemic corruption exposed by the second McLaren Report, leaders from 19 National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) came together for a special summit, hosted by Sport Ireland, with hopes to restore the faith of clean athletes and to ensure that the integrity of sport is never again brought into such disrepute. “With the best interests of clean athletes at heart, it is our hope that these proposals will help sport move past these dark times and pave a path towards a brighter future – one where the promise of clean competition is fulfilled.” said the leaders in a joint statement. “But in order to do so, steps must be taken, and it is imperative that those responsible for Russia’s state-supported system are held accountable, that calls for a truly independent anti-doping model are finally heeded and those athletes affected by this abhorrent behavior are given back at least some of what was taken from them.” Meeting for the third time in six months, the NADO leadership group once again reaffirmed commitment to the Copenhagen Reform Proposals, a series of urgent reforms brought forth last August following the release of the initial McLaren Report, while calling on the international sport community to bolster anti-doping efforts and restore athlete’s faith in fair competition around the globe. With new, irrefutable evidence of Russia’s institutionalized doping system uncovered by McLaren and his team, the leadership group has called for the exclusion of Russian sport organizations from all international competition until the sport and anti-doping systems in Russia are brought into full compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code. However, in line with the approach taken by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and with the understanding that there may be some Russian athletes who have been subject to the robust anti-doping practices of other countries, the leadership group has offered to help in applying standardized criteria by which athletes can be assessed in order to compete as neutrals. The leaders have also called for IFs and other major event organizers to remove all international competitions currently set to take place in Russia, as well as a moratorium on awarding any new competitions to the country. In an attempt to prevent the type of malfeasance seen in Russia, NADO leaders advocate for a more independent global anti-doping model. The leadership group re-affirms its position that all anti-doping organisations, including the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), should be independent and adopt the necessary reforms, including a proposal that no decision-maker within an anti-doping organization hold a policy-making position within a sport or event organizer. While there was continued recognition of the value in maintaining close collaboration with sport – especially in regard to anti-doping education, funding and intelligence sharing – the leaders stand firm that investigatory, testing and results management functions be separate from sports organisations. These reforms would help prevent the inherent conflict of interest that exists when a sports organisation is tasked with both promoting and policing itself. NADO leaders also recognize the need for a system of checks and balances with greater transparency for anti-doping efforts in international sport. International athletes should be subject to harmonized and robust testing from independent national anti-doping organizations and anti-doping organizations overseen by WADA in order to ensure fairness. Lastly, with many IF’s now facing extensive evidence of doping and cover-ups following the publication of McLaren’s efforts, the NADO leaders look to WADA, the global regulator, to monitor and act – as required by the Code and UNESCO Treaty Against Doping in Sport – to ensure evidence is investigated and appropriate consequences are applied. While those affected athletes can never reclaim the moments that were stolen from them, the international community must do everything in its power to honour these victims and ensure justice for them. Including, if it is the athlete’s wish, the opportunity to have a formal medal ceremony conducted at the Olympic Games or World Championship following the approval of medal re-allocation. Former Irish international race walker Olive Loughnane was one of those affected athletes, having seen her 2009 World Championship medal upgraded from silver to gold in 2016. Today she backed the NADOs work in bringing about change to the anti-doping system: “As an athlete, I was shocked and appalled following the revelations in the McLaren Report that those tasked with the protection of clean athletes and the integrity of sport were in fact aiding and abetting deception of a seismic nature. I welcome the important work of the National Anti Doping Organisations and their calls for reform. Strong action needs to be taken to ensure a message is sent out to all that doping is sport is completely unacceptable.” The proposals were written and endorsed by anti-doping leaders from around the world, including: Australia, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and USA.
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In April 2016 UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) received notification that the UK Border Force had seized a package from India addressed to the Athlete containing ampules with testosterone and nandrolone tablets. Also in May 2016 the Athlete refused to provide a sample to an UKAD doping control officer during an out-of-competition test at his house. As a result in August 2016 UKAD reported two anti-doping rule violations against the Athlete for the attempted use of prohibited substances and for his refusal to submit to sample collection. After notification a provisional suspension was ordered and the Athlete was heard by UKAD. The Athlete gave a prompt admission for the two violations and stated that he ordered the steroids for his own personal use. UKAD consideres the two charges against the Athlete as one single first anti-doping rule violation and the sanction impose shall be based on the anti-doping rule violation that carries the more severe sanction. With the Athlete’s level of fault UKAD decides on 4 October 2016 to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 1 August 2016.
Related case: UKAD 2015 UKAD vs Robin Townsend December 22, 2015 On 22 December 2015 the National Anti-Doping Panel decided to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete Robin Townsend after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance modafinil. In February 2016 UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) reported a second anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete after reanalysis of his sample, provided in September 2015, tested positive for the prohibited substance Erythropoietin (EPO). After notification the Athlete filed a statement in his defence to this second charge and he waived his right to be heard. The Athlete denied the use op EPO and he disputed the external chain of custody and the integrity of the samples with departures from the ISTI. Considering the evidence the Tribunal concludes that no departure occured from the ISTI and UKAD has established that the Athlete committed an anti-doping violation by the presence of EPO is his A sample. The Tribunal also rules that this second charge is not a second anti-doping rule violation because it was committed on 5 September 2015 before the Athlete received notice of the first charge. For the purpose of determining the appropriate sanction, this anti-doping rule violation is to be treated as though it were the first. Therefore the National Anti-Doping Panel decides on 3 October 2016: 1.) The anti-doping rule violation (the second charge) has been established. 2.) The period of ineligiblility imposed is 4 years, commencing on 8 October 2015, concurrent with the sanction imposed in respect of the first charge.
In July 2016 UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete Lee Maple after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substances nandrolone and oxymethelone. After notification a provisional suspension was ordered. The Athlete gave a prompt admission for the intentional use of these substances without providing any further information. Considering the Athlete’s level of fault UKAD decides on 26 August 2016 to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 8 July 2016.