Tag Archives: World Anti-Doping Agency

May
8
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Singh sues

Singh admitted he used deer antler spray and it’s the Tour’s fault? 

As expected, TPC Sawgrass was buzzing with the news of Vijay Singh, who filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour on Wednesday, the day before its flagship event, The Players Championship. It was a surprising turn of events since the Tour had cleared Singh of any wrongdoing last week, and the timing couldn’t have been any better — by better, I mean, worse.

Singh’s complaint purports the Tour’s action resulted in the Hall of Fame golfer to be “humiliated, ashamed, ridiculed, scorned and emotionally distraught.” (You can read the full complaint here.) He also claims the Tour acted unlawfully in the handling of the testing of the deer antler spray that Singh used. 

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May
8
2013
Call my lawyer

Call my lawyer

Oh, this keeps getting better! A week after the PGA Tour let Vijay Singh off the hook for doping charges, the 50-year-old Hall of Fame golfer filed suit against the Tour for damage to his reputation for failure to do a thorough job on researching his deer antler spray use, according to USA Today.

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Apr
30
2013
Singh: Oh deer!

Singh: Oh deer!

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced in a press conference at Quail Hollow Golf Club on Tuesday that Vijay Singh would not be suspended for using deer antler spray and the case against Singh has now been dropped.

In a Sports Illustrated article earlier this year, Singh revealed he had taken the substance, which contains IGF-1,a banned substance on the PGA Tour and other major sports leagues as set forth by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Subsequently, he released a statement that expressed his shock and anger, along with his ignorance it was prohibited.

Singh admitted he had used deer antler spray unknowingly, but there wasn’t a positive drug test, so he is in the clear. Basically, while IGF-1 is illegal, it is not a violation unless you test positive — even though there is no way of detecting the substance through blood testing.

Here’s the full statement from the PGA Tour:

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Sep
20
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Darren Clarke, '11 Open champ and bastion of health

What if the World Anti-Doping Agency were to add nicotine to the list of performance-enhancing drugs? Well, first, you’d laugh and say something about the only thing nicotine has ever enhanced is the chance for cancer. And then I’d tell you that, unfortunately, I wasn’t joking.

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