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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 2023

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 familiarizing 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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Lifesaving SA athlete Tanya Pieterse receives a 3 year Sanction

A three (3) year sanction from all sport was handed to the Lifesaving South Africa (LSA) athlete, Tanya Pieterse, following an anti-doping rule violation. Ms. Pieterse tested positive for the presence of Oxandrolone…
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