USADA

Blown Olympic Dreams

The Five-Buck Bump of Cocaine That Destroyed an Olympic Dream

Eric Thompson was a high-jump prodigy with an Olympic future well within his reach, until one failed drug test locked him in a battle with doping authorities that ultimately changed his life.
Aaron Gordon
7.13.17
Blown Olympic Dreams

How Does WADA Decide What Drugs Are Banned?

The World Anti-Doping Agency's process for putting drugs on the banned list leaves a lot open to interpretation.
Aaron Gordon
7.13.17
Blown Olympic Dreams

The Morality Myth Behind the Modern Anti-Doping Movement

Drug testing in sports did not begin with the intent of creating a level playing field. Instead, early proponents believed sports doping was a "dangerous form of moral deception."
Aaron Gordon
7.13.17
Blown Olympic Dreams

The Catch-22 of Anti-Doping Testing For High School Athletes

Very few school districts have an anti-doping testing program. As a result, high school athletes and coaches who compete at national tournaments and meets where testing occurs are sometimes unfamiliar with the process.
Aaron Gordon
7.13.17
FIGHTLAND

Nick Diaz Suspended for Not Letting USADA Know His Whereabouts

This new administrative violation may mean the end of a golden era.
Josh Rosenblatt
6.30.17
alberto salazar

Alberto Salazar Denies Doping Allegations

The Nike Oregon Project leader, who has come under fire recently for reported doping violations, strongly denied any wrongdoing.
Sean Newell
5.26.17
adam nelson

We Asked Veteran Track & Field Athletes How To Possibly Fix The Doping Problem

Surely, many reasoned, the Russian doping scandal would prompt real reform. Only six months after the Olympics, nothing much has changed and athletes are getting fed up.
Aaron Gordon
2.27.17
congress

Why Is Congress Wasting Its Time on Anti-Doping Issues in Sports?

On Tuesday, Congress's Oversight and Investigations subcommittee will hold a hearing regarding anti-doping in sports. But with little ability to make changes to the system, it's not exactly clear what they hope to accomplish.
Aaron Gordon
2.27.17
FIGHTLAND

The Early Details of Cyborg's Failed USADA Test, and What it All Means for WMMA

Whether Cyborg is proven guilty or innocent—and she could still be proven innocent—her recent failed test changes the landscape of women's MMA considerably.
Tom Taylor
12.23.16
FIGHTLAND

Jon Jones Suspended for 1 Year by USADA

According to his lawyer, the banned substances were contained in a “sexual enhancement” pill given to Jon by a teammate.
Fightland Staff
11.7.16
FIGHTLAND

Nevada Athletic Commission Won't Come After Nate Diaz for Vaping

Now we’re just waiting for word from the US Anti-Doping Agency.
Josh Rosenblatt
9.8.16
FIGHTLAND

Jeff Novitzky on Jones, Brock, Hunt, Exemptions and Tainted Supplements

Jeff Novitzky gives his thoughts on Jones' claims of a "quick return," Brock's exemption, Hunt's call for compensation, and "tainted supplements" becoming the go-to excuse for fighters.
Peter Carroll
9.6.16
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