The World Anti-Doping Agency is set to review whether or not cannabis should remain a banned substance.
Following a meeting of WADA's executive committee in Istanbul yesterday WADA announced that it will review the cannabis rules to determine whether or not the substance should remain on the Prohibited List. The announcement comes a few months after American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson missed the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for the substance, saying it helped her deal with the death of her mother.
A decision in the case of World Athletics against Maria Guadalupe González Romero has been issued by the Disciplinary Tribunal
On 10 December 2018, the AIU issued Ms González Romero with a Notice of Charge for committing an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 and 2.2 of the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) after testing positive for the Presence and Use of a Prohibited Substance. Ms González Romero requested the matter be resolved before the Disciplinary Tribunal. A hearing was held on 17 April 2019 and a decision issued on 09 May 2019 (‘the First Decision’). The First Decision imposed a four (4) year period of Ineligibility upon the Athlete commencing on the date of the Award.
The World Athletics Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of four Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes in 2021 under Eligibility Rule 3.2 while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended.
A decision in the case of World Athletics against Alex Leonardo Quiñonez has been issued by the Disciplinary Tribunal.
A decision in the case of World Athletics against Luvo Manyonga has been issued by the Disciplinary Tribunal.
On 23 December 2020 the AIU issued Mr Manyonga with a Notice of Charge for committing an Anti-Doping Rule Violation relating to Whereabouts Failures, consisting of one Missed Test and two Filing Failures in a 12-month period.
Decisions in the cases of World Athletics against Elena Orlova and World Athletics against Elena Ikonnikova have been issued by the Disciplinary Tribunal.
A decision in the case of World Athletics against Hassan Chani has been issued by the Disciplinary Tribunal.
A decision in the case of World Athletics against Dzmitry Nabokau has been issued by the Disciplinary Tribunal.
World Athletics will lift the suspension of the Tokyo Olympic qualification system for the marathon and race walk events from 1 September 2020, due to concerns over the lack of qualifying opportunities that may be available for road athletes before the qualification period finishes on 31 May 2021.