Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athlete, Tayane Porfirio de Araùjo, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation
USADA announced today that Tayane Porfirio de Araùjo, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an athlete in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a four-year sanction for her anti-doping rule violation. Porfirio, 24, tested positive for 19‐norandrosterone (19‐NA) and 19-noretiocholanolone as the result of an in-competition drug test conducted at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Jiu-Jitsu Championships on June 3, 2018. Although the IBJJF is not a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code, USADA was contracted by IBJJF to conduct testing for the event and collected Porfirio’s sample in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency International Standard for Testing and Investigations. 19-norsteroids, including nandrolone and its precursors, are non-Specified Substances in the class of Anabolic Agents under the World Anti-Doping Code and the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, which applied to the 2018 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Porfirio’s four-year period of ineligibility began on June 22, 2018, the date her provisional suspension was imposed. In addition, Porfirio has been disqualified from all competitive results achieved in competitions sanctioned by the IBJJF, or any Code signatory, on and subsequent to May 30, 2018, the date the 2018 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships started, including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes. IBJJF has agreed to impose the sanction. In an effort to aid athletes, as well as support team members such as parents and coaches, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive instruction on its website on the testing process and prohibited substances, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements (www.Supplement411.org) as well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs. In addition, USADA manages a drug reference hotline, Global Drug Reference Online (www.GlobalDRO.com), conducts educational sessions with National Governing Bodies and their athletes, and distributes a multitude of educational materials, such as an easy-reference wallet card with examples of prohibited and permitted substances, a supplement guide, a nutrition guide, an athlete handbook, and periodic alerts and advisories. USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement and is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.