Substances of abuse

What are the key changes to WADA’s Prohibited List 2023?

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Executive Committee approved the 2023 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (Prohibited List) on 23 September 2022[1], which comes into...

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Spanish cyclists going up a hill

Fighting Doping In Sport: How Spain's Bureaucracy Is Undermining The Athlete Biological Passport

The introduction of World-Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) has been a significant tool in ...
Cyclist with inhaler

Therapeutic Use Exemptions: Can WADA Strike A Fairer Balance Between Prospective & Retroactive Applications?

Therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) allow athletes who use medications or methods prohibited by the World Anti-Doping A...
Cricketer Forward Dive

The Need For Clear & Unequivocal Rules On Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ECB V Tom Wood)

The recent decision in England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) v Tom Wood shines a light on the need for clear and un...
Horse racing on track

How The Horseracing Integrity & Safety Authority Will Change The Horseracing Industry

The establishment of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) marked a major change in the regulation of...
Doping Vials

The Okagbare/Lira Doping Case - First Prosecution Under The Rodchenkov Act

On July 30, 2021, Nigerian sprinter and long jumper Blessing Okagbare was suspended from the Tokyo Olympics. Okagbare...
Athlete Crossing Line

Crossing The Line - Reflections On The Salazar, Brown & Nike Oregon Project Scandal

As a teenage runner growing up in Portland, Oregon, Nike and its Swoosh trademark were a source of immense Oregonian ...
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Sports Lawyer In Spotlight: Lindsay Brandon

Welcome to LawInSport’s new series ‘Sports Lawyer in the Spotlight’, where we go behind the scenes with the leading s...
Meat Body Building

Contamination & Doping: Is The UFC's Approach To 'Reporting Limits' Fairer Than WADA's?

For years, signatories have urged the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to implement reporting limits (or "thresholds")...
Ice Skates

The Case of Olympic Skater Kamila Valieva - Was CAS’s Decision Justified?

On Monday 7 February 2021, 15-year-old prodigy figure skater Kamila Valieva (the Athlete) participated in the team fi...
Hungary Lady Justice

Key Amendments To The Hungarian Sports Act - Major Events, Anti-Doping & Agent Regulation

In Hungary, the legislative framework for sports is set out in Act I of 2004 on sports[1] (Sports Act).  The Spo...

How could CrossFit’s anti-doping policy be strengthened?

This article compares CrossFit’s Drug Testing Program[1] to WADA’s World Anti-Doping Code[2] (WADC), and offers ...

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