USADA announced today that Tara Davis-Woodhall, a track and field athlete from Fayetteville, Arkansas, has accepted a one-month ban for anti-doping rule violations.
Davis-Woodhall, 23, tested positive for 11-nor-9-carboxy-tetrahydrocannabinol (Carboxy-THC), the urinary metabolite of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive component of cannabis, marijuana, and marijuana above the urinary tract. Decision Limit of 180 ng/mL as a result of a sample collected during competition at the 2023 USATF Indoor Championships on February 17, 2023. Marijuana, marijuana and hashish are Specified Substances of the Cannabinoid class and are prohibited during competition. In accordance with the USADA Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing Protocol, the United States Olympic Committee’s National Anti-Doping Policies, and the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules, all have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and World Anti-Doping Rules. -Doping Agency Prohibited List.
In the 2021 Regulations, THC is classified under a special category that allows for a reduced three-month sanction if the athlete determines that the use of the substance is non-competitive and unrelated to sports performance. The sanction may be reduced to one more month if the athlete satisfactorily completes a USADA-approved treatment program.
Davis-Woodhall’s disqualification period was reduced to one month because cannabis use was out of competition and unrelated to sports performance, and he successfully completed a substance abuse treatment program for cannabis use.
Davis-Woodhall’s one-month suspension is the minimum time allowed under the rules and began on March 21, 2023, a temporary suspension date. In addition, Davis-Woodhall was disqualified from all competition results obtained on or after 17 February 2023, when the positive sample was taken, including withdrawal of medals, points and awards.
WADA requests information about the updated version of the Prohibited List each year. USADA has advocated and will continue to advocate for policymaker WADA to handle marijuana in a fairer and more effective way to determine its true competitive use.
In an effort to help athletes and support team members such as parents and coaches understand the rules that apply to them, USADA provides comprehensive instructions on its website on the testing process and prohibited substances, how to file and update the athlete. where, how to get permission to use a necessary medicine and the risks and dangers of taking it supplementsas well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs.
USADA also administers a drug reference line called the Global Drug Reference Online.GlobalDRO.com), organizes training sessions with National Governing Bodies and their athletes, and distributes a wealth of training materials such as: additional guideA nutrition guideA clean sports handbookand periodic warnings and advice.
USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement and is equally committed to maintaining the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.
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Tuesday, 25 April 2023