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This site has been established to host information about doping in the broadest sense of the word, and about doping prevention.

The Anti-Doping Authority Netherlands (the Dutch Doping Authority for short) established this site and maintains it. The Doping Authority was founded in 1989 and it is one of the oldest NADOs in the world. Doping.nl was developed with financial support from the Dutch Ministry for Health, Welfare and Sport.

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WADA Executive Committee decides to reinstate RUSADA subject to strict conditions

WADA Executive Committee decides to reinstate RUSADA subject to strict conditions : Press release / World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). - Montreal : WADA, 2018

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Annual banned-substance review: analytical approaches in human sports drug testing - [2016-2017]

Annual banned-substance review: analytical approaches in human sports drug testing / Mario Thevis, Tiia Kuuranne, Hans Geyer, . – (Drug testing and analysis 10 (2018) 1 (January) : p. 9-27). - doi: 10.1002/dta.2336. Contents: - Introduction - Non-Approved Substances - Anabolic Agents • Anabolic-androgenic steroids • Initial testing procedures – metabolism studies and new target analytes • Steroid profiling • Confirmatory testing procedures – isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) • Alternative test methods and approaches • Other anabolic agents - Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances, and mimetics • Erythropoietin-receptor agonists • Hypoxia-inducible factor stabilizers and activators • Growth hormone and its releasing factors • Insulin‐like growth factor‐1 (IGF‐1), chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), and corticotrophin releasing factors - β2‐Agonists - Hormone and Metabolic Modulators - Diuretics and other Masking Agents - Stimulants, Narcotics, Cannaboinoids, and Glucocorticoids - Manipulation of Blood and Blood Components - Gene Doping - Conclusion Abstract Several high-profile revelations concerning anti-doping rule violations over the past 12 months have outlined the importance of tackling prevailing challenges and reducing the limitations of the current anti-doping system. At this time, the necessity to enhance, expand, and improve analytical test methods in response to the substances outlined in the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Prohibited List represents an increasingly crucial task for modern sports drug-testing programs. The ability to improve analytical testing methods often relies on the expedient application of novel information regarding superior target analytes for sports drug-testing assays, drug elimination profiles, alternative test matrices, together with recent advances in instrumental developments. This annual banned-substance review evaluates literature published between October 2016 and September 2017 offering an in-depth evaluation of developments in these arenas and their potential application to substances reported in WADA's 2017 Prohibited List.

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iNADO Dismayed at WADA Compromise with Russia

iNADO Dismayed at WADA Compromise with Russia / Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO). - Bonn : iNADO, 2018 ________________________________________________ The WADA Executive Committee (ExCo), at its meeting this Thursday, will consider a last minute and hastily prepared recommendation that the Russian Anti-Doping Organisation (RUSADA) be deemed compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. This despite WADA officials, as recently as last week, assuring European Government representatives that the matter would not be for decision at the upcoming meeting. This matter has taken an enormous toll on the foundations of sport for almost 3 years. Given the many months of prior silence it is hard not to be cynical that a proposal, based on weakened terms to accommodate Russia, comes before ExCo at the 11th hour. Delegates, as representative of specific constituencies and regions, will not have opportunity to consult with those they represent nor adequately prepare for the upcoming discussion and perhaps the most crucial decision WADA has ever faced. The sporting community is eager to see Russia return as an equal participant but not at any cost. When the satisfactory conclusion of the current Russian sanction occurs, it is something that should be able to withstand wide scrutiny and be accepted broadly by that sporting community. The present situation does anything but. Both the process and the recommendation itself have been roundly criticised by numerous athlete and anti-doping organisations. Indeed, the fact that these pivotal groups in anti-doping will have no say in a decision which has enormous repercussions for them demonstrates fundamental flaws in the construct of WADA governance. WADA must adhere to the principles of good governance. Such principles would not allow, for example, WADA to assure a party (Russia) that a favourable outcome will be the result before the decision-making body (ExCo) have discussed the alterations. They would ensure such a crucial decision would have ample time for adequate consultation and consideration. They would not resort to semantics to bring about what was clearly not the originally intended position. The Code provides no opportunity for those bound (notably athletes) to negotiate changes in the wording of the Code to suit their purpose. The Code stands and must be adhered to and so should the “Road Map” for Compliance (as WADA had assured the world it would be). iNADO looks forward to the full return of RUSADA to compliance at the earliest legitimate moment. However, based on the letters exchanged by Russia and WADA, any reasonable person would conclude that Russia has not yet fulfilled its obligations to the global sporting community. WADA must make its decisions based on consistent application of principles and not simply out of expedience pandering to the will of a powerful nation. The athletes of the world came together at the 1st WADA Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, Canada in June of this year and strongly called for the Roadmap to be enforced. iNADO has consistently supported WADA’s enforcement of the Roadmap and this remains as critical now as it was at the outset. This matter cannot be resolved using an approach of ‘who blinks first’. It is time for WADA to step back in order for it and its constituents and stakeholders in global sport to carefully consider these developments and determine if a dilution of the Road Map is indeed the proper path. It is time for a well-considered position that reinforces WADA’s role as an unbending supporter of the rights of clean athletes.

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iNADO - Anti-Doping Leaders call for no compromise on Russia roadmap and the elimination of conflicts of interest in sport

Anti-Doping Leaders call for no compromise on Russia roadmap and the elimination of conflicts of interest in sport / UK Anti-Doping (UKAD). - Bonn : iNADO, 2018 ________________________________________________ Leaders from 17 leading National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs), and iNADO (Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations), met in London this week to discuss the key threats to clean sport and areas for greater cooperation across the international anti-doping community. Russia and the WADA roadmap to compliance: On the eve of the FIFA World Cup in Russia, a country which remains non-Code compliant, the Leaders reiterated their firm position that the WADA roadmap must be enforced in its entirety as a condition of Russia’s reinstatement. Governance and the removal of conflicts of interest: The Leaders are calling for increased accountability for sports and anti-doping organisations. It is paramount that good governance and compliance with anti-doping conventions and standards are upheld. In the interest of the rights of clean athletes, future sporting programmes must uphold these principles. In the aftermath of the Russia doping scandal, a call has been made for an Independent Review of its handling. The Leaders strongly support this call. Further to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) need to consider such a review, the Leaders shall provide their input. Supporting Clean Athletes: The Leaders think it is crucial that there must be independent athlete representation within WADA decision making bodies, and that the Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Rights be incorporated within the Code. National Anti-Doping Organisations in attendance were: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, UK, USA, and iNADO.

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