Don Madge celebrates winning at EFC 52.
Johannesburg, South Africa – The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) implements dope testing on EFC athletes during competition and out-of-competition. As testament to the organisation’s goal of providing a safe and fair environment for athletes to compete in, all tested athletes from EFC 52 plus all recent out-of-competition tests on other athletes have come back clean.
“This is great, another long list of clean test results,” stated EFC President Cairo Howarth. “EFC athletes continue to prove their high level of professionalism by testing negative for prohibited substances, under WADA’s stringent guidelines.”
All testing is conducted independently by SAIDS. EFC, in conjunction with the sport association MMA SA PRO, follows the protocols put forth by SAIDS under the direction of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Up until 13 November 2015, all testing by SAIDS was done during competition. SAIDS now conducts out-of-competition testing in addition to in-competition testing being conducted by SAIDS at EFC events since 29 April 2015. Before then, EFC’s anti-doping programme was facilitated by Drug Detection International and funded by EFC.
For detailed breakdown of banned substances and testing protocol, visit: http://www.drugfreesport.org.za/