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CGF Anti-Doping Taskforce to spearhead clean sport approach at Birmingham 2022

 The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has unveiled its Anti-Doping Taskforce for Birmingham 2022 which has been put in place to promote clean sport and to ensure a robust Anti-Doping Programme…
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Prohibited List 2022 – Check your meds!

The newly updated Prohibited List 2022 has come into effect on the 1st of January 2022.   Athletes should check / re-check ALL medications they are currently using and/or intend…
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The HAWKS raids clandestine steroids ‘labs’ in Cape Town

On Wednesday 1 December 2021, SAIDS participated in Operation Dumbbell, headed by the Hawks (Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations), during which a raid on five facilities were executed. The raid…
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NEW Prohibited List coming into effect 1st January 2022

It is that time of the year again when all Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel (Coaches, Medical Professionals, Parents, National Federations etc.) need to start familiarising themselves with the changes…
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Lesotho Amateur Athletics athlete Mosito Lehata receives a 5 year Sanction

A five (5) year sanction from all sport was given to the Lesotho Amateur Athletics (LAAA) athlete, Mosito Lehata, following  two anti-doping rule violations prosecuted by SAIDS. Mr Lehata tested positive for the presence of Salbutamol…
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Powerlifting SA athlete Hendrik van Zyl receives a 4 year Sanction

A four (4) year sanction from all sport was handed to the South African Powerlifting Federation (SAPF) athlete, Hendrik Gideon van Zyl following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. van Zyl  tested positive…
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