On 14th March 2017, the United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) announced that Mr Roderick Green of team USA has accepted a 9 months ban after having tested positive for a prohibited substance due to a contaminated oral supplement. The World ParaVolley Anti-Doping Commission has been kept informed throughout the investigation.
The substance was ostarine, which is recognised worldwide as a performance enhancing substance but not available on prescription in any country.
The circumstances that led to his positive test result and eventual sanction are explained in full in the following link:
In concordance to USADA’s 9 months sanction, World ParaVolley recognises his period of ineligibility from all competition from 15th November 2016 (date of his positive sample collection) to 14th August 2017.
RISK OF USING SUPPLEMENTS
World ParaVolley Anti-Doping Commission would like to take this opportunity to remind all ParaVolley players and entourage to check their supplements for potential prohibited materials. The following website is one of numerous tools used by respected anti-doping organisations world wide
And we encourage you to also use the following apps:
- WADA Prohibited List
World ParaVolley is fully committed to upholding the values and spirit of the World Anti-Doping Code. We recognise that to promote clean sport, it is a joint responsibility of each Member Nation and international federation to ensure that all athletes comply with these anti-doping rules.
Dr Jun Ming Zhang
Chair of Anti-Doping Commission