Update on Athlete in Breach of Drug Policy
June 25, 2021
On January 21, 2019, Janelle Shafer (now Stites) provided an out-of-competition sample to the United States Anti-Doping Agency that contained the prohibited substance Ostarine.
CrossFit, LLC may recognize drug-policy violations, including positive drug tests, reported by other national anti-doping organizations from in-competition or out-of-competition testing performed by these agencies on behalf of other sports governing bodies.
On June 1, 2021 Stites appealed the case.
The appeal has been reviewed. The USADA sanction will stand, and Stites will not be eligible to compete in any CrossFit Games competition until January 21, 2023. Her team will not be eligible to advance to the CrossFit Games.
For more information about the Drug Testing Policy, visit here.