The French senate adopting a bill aiming at aligning the country’s legislature with the World Anti-Doping Code and the ex-British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor Richard Freeman being charged by UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) with two violations of anti-doping rules made the headlines in the last two weeks.

Together with other selected news on the most recent developments in the fight for clean sport, this newsletter will give you an overview of what the media has reported on in the past 14 days.

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L’ – February 16, 2021
Le Sénat a adopté, comme l’Assemblée nationale, le projet de loi visant à la mise en conformité de la France avec le code mondial …
mondial antidopage avant le 12 avril, date limite fixée par l’Agence mondiale antidopage. Si cette échéance n’avait pas été respectée, la
Thomson Reuters – February 13, 2021
Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act a game-changer, says Tygart (Reuters) – After several doping scandals the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act will offer …
what they paid for they didn’t get.” Investigations by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have recovered evidence of widespread Russian
BBC Sport – February 12, 2021
The BBC has learned ex-British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor Richard Freeman has been charged by UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) with two …
would cover an attempt to subvert any aspect of doping control, including an investigation. Freeman is understood to have contested part of
RTÉ.ie – February 12, 2021
Middlesbrough winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing served a three-month suspension for cocaine use last year when he was at Cardiff City, the …
is classified as a prohibited substance in-competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), therefore Nathaniel Mendez-Laing was charged
      Translate – February 6, 2021
Medikamente, Gentechniken und technologische Erweiterungen könnten Athleten eines Tages zu Supersportlern machen. Aber wie viel mehr …
befinden sich bereits auf der Verbotsliste der Welt-Anti-Doping-Agentur (Wada). Während die “Dopingbekämpfer” versuchen, der
Yahoo! Sports – February 6, 2021
Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal insisted she was a “clean” athlete on Friday following the second doping-related suspension of …
previously handed a one-year suspension by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for failing to properly file whereabouts information for out-of
      Translate International – February 5, 2021
(CNN)Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has vowed to prove his innocence and clear his name after UEFA on Friday handed him a 12-month ban …
). It is one of a number of diuretics included on The World Anti-Doping Agency‘s (WADA) list of prohibited substances. Diuretics can be used