2013-08-20 Statement from DFSNZ CEO Graeme Steel re Jesse Ryder Beware of supplements is the clear message which athletes must take from
the case of cricketer Jesse Ryder. Athletes who do not take notice of the
real dangers associated with supplement use run the risk of having their
careers stopped in their tracks. While DFSNZ accepts the conclusion of
the Sports Tribunal that Ryder was not intending to enhance performance
he failed to heed clear warnings he had received. This is doubly
disappointing as DFSNZ, NZ Cricket and the Cricket Player’s Association
had collaborated to institute an education programme for first class
cricketers and Ryder had been part of that programme. Supplements are a
minefield for athletes as, while benefits are invariably overstated,
accurate information about contents and their status under sport rules is
frequently insufficient. For this reason DFSNZ can never guarantee the
status of any supplement but it can provide information to assist
athletes understand the risks in any particular case. Graeme Steel will
be available to speak to media in person at the Novotel Hotel Auckland
International Airport between 1.00 and 1.30pm. He will otherwise be
unavailable before 4.00pm.
2013-07-26 OGrady, Durand admit to EPO use Stuart O'Grady and Jacky Durand - both listed in the report on doping
from the French Senate on Wednesday - have confessed to having used
banned blood booster EPO during their careers.Read more....
2013-07-23 WADA plans to target entourages behind drug cheats Ten days after the athletics world was rocked by the news that former
double world sprint champion Tyson Gay and former world 100 meters record
holder Asafa Powell had failed doping tests, Fahey outlined WADA's
proposed new and tougher code. Read more.....