WADA Statement on First Worldwide Human Growth Hormone Case

February 22, 2010

Following the announcement by UK Anti-Doping of the first completed case involving an analytical finding for human growth hormone (hGH), WADA issued the following statement from its Director General David Howman:

“This first completed case involving an analytical finding for human growth hormone (hGH) is a positive step in the global fight against doping in sport. It sends a strong message to those athletes who take the risk to misuse hGH that we will ultimately catch them. WADA and the anti-doping community have committed significant resources to the development of detection means for hGH. I suggest to cheaters to keep in mind that the World Anti-Doping Code makes it possible to open a disciplinary proceeding within eight years from the date an anti-doping rule violation occurred, and that stored samples can be reanalyzed.”

Click here for UKAD’s press release.