29 03, 2016

Scientific Expertise is Key to PCC Impact

By | March 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

The Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) will turn eight years old on May 9th, 2016. This marks eight years of funding pre-eminent research related to enhancing anti-doping testing methodologies and demonstrating (or debunking) performance enhancing properties of a myriad of substances. [...]

25 03, 2016

Meet the Global Leader in Anti-Doping Research

By | March 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Since 2009, the Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) has been funding the world's preeminent anti-doping experts, providing over $15 million to date. Projects funded by the PCC support clean competition while standing up to the scientific scrutiny and oversight of our [...]

16 03, 2016

U.S. Sports Leagues Move to Add Sharapova Drug to Banned List

By | March 16th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|

REUTERS BY: BEN KLAYMAN 3/16/16   Several major U.S. sports leagues are pushing to add the drug that led to a positive test for Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova to their banned list, but in many cases they will need player [...]

15 03, 2016

UN Suspends Maria Sharapova as Goodwill Ambassador

By | March 15th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|

THE GUARDIAN BY: LES ROOPANARINE 3/15/16   The UN has suspended Maria Sharapova as a goodwill ambassador following the Russian tennis star's admission that she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at the Australian Open in January. The UN Development [...]

13 03, 2016

Wave of Positive Tests for Meldonium Adds to Doping Crisis

By | March 13th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|

NEW YORK TIMES BY: CHRISTOPHER CLEARY 3/13/16   Larry Bowers, the chief science officer for the United States Anti-Doping Agency, gave a presentation on Oct. 4, 2014, at the organization's Symposium on Anti-Doping Science. Dr. Bowers stood before a small, international [...]

9 03, 2016

Meldonium Ban Hits Russian Athletes Hard

By | March 9th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|

NEW YORK TIMES BY: PATRICK REEVELL 3/9/16   The fallout from Maria Sharapova's failed drug test has ensnared her native Russia as it becomes clear that the banned substance found in her system is creating wider problems for Russian sports. Sharapova, [...]

9 03, 2016

Drug Used by Maria Sharapova Banned After Tip to USADA

By | March 9th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|

USA TODAY BY: CHRISTINE BRENNAN 3/9/16   A tip from a confidential source to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in March 2014 that Eastern European athletes were using the drug meldonium as a performance enhancer triggered the doping scandal that now has [...]

8 03, 2016

The Quirky History of Meldonium, From a Latvian Lab to Maria Sharapova

By | March 8th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|

WIRED ERIC NIILER 3/8/16   MY MOM TOOK erythropoietin—EPO. It helped her tired, anemic body pump out more red blood cells for years before it became the drug of choice for professional cyclists in the late 1990s and early 2000s. I [...]

7 03, 2016

Things to Know About Meldonium After Sharapova Fails Test

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|

ASSOCIATED PRESS 3/7/16   Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova says she failed a drug test for meldonium at the Australian Open. The drug was only banned in January and there has been a string of failed tests by athletes in several [...]

7 03, 2016

Maria Sharapova Admits Taking Meldonium, Drug Newly Banned by Tennis

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|

NEW YORK TIMES BY: CHRIS CLAREY & MIKE TIERNEY 3/7/16   Maria Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion and the world's highest-paid female athlete, announced Monday that she had tested positive for the recently banned drug meldonium at the Australian Open. [...]

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