The pro list is now available for the April 7, 2013 Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas
The pro list for the 2013 Accenture Ironman 70.3 California has been finalized
The 2013 List , valid as of January 1, 2013, is currently available in English, French, Spanish, Norwegian and Japanese.
Further information on topics included in the Summary of Modifications and Explanatory Notes are in the Questions & Answers on the 2013 Prohibited List on the World Anti-Doping Agency website.
The new year is a good time for Athletes who compete with a Theraputic Use Exemption to confirm their expiration and be prepared to follow-up with your National Anti-Doping Agency as appropriate.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency will begin using its paperless doping control format when conducting out-of-competition testing on behalf of the WTC. As many of you have experienced, the WTC contracts USADA to conduct our OOC testing on athletes living and training in the US. In 2012 USADA implemented their paperless format using an iPad to collect the doping control process information and generate electronic sample collection documentation including the Doping Control Official Record. The paperless DCOR on the iPad continues to provide excellent security and streamlines access for athletes, the WTC and the laboratory through secured accounts. Athletes will receive an e-mail confirmation receipt of their test and have the option to obtain their sample collection documentation through e-mail, by logging into their USADA account (if applicable) or by requesting that a copy be sent in hard copy to their mailing address.
An overview of the paperless doping control format is available at http://www.usada.org/collection/.
TAMPA, Fla. (December 28, 2012) – Today, World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) announced that Brazilian athlete Ivan Albano, tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO), a prohibited substance, and has accepted a suspension for a doping offense.
Albano was tested out-of-competition by WTC on May 26, 2012. The sample resulted in an Adverse Analytical Finding for EPO, which is prohibited in the class of Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors and Related Substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List that has been adopted by the World Triathlon Corporation Anti-Doping Rules (“WTC Rules”).
Albano accepted a two-year period of ineligibility, beginning on May 26, 2012, the date the sample was collected. As a result of the doping violation, Albano has also been disqualified from all competitive results achieved subsequent to May 26, 2012, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes. In accordance with the WTC Rules, Albano had previously been provisionally suspended from WTC events.
“The WTC program continues to utilize resources toward the detection of all substances on the WADA Prohibited list as is evident from this EPO positive,” said Kate Mittelstadt, WTC Director of Anti-Doping. “WTC will continue to work with our athletes and race organizers to ensure that the fundamental values of fair play and healthy living are preserved.”
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