BSCG Teams Up with Support Clean Sport on Aid for Athletes Campaign to Help Amateur Athletes During Coronavirus Pandemic
LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), a leading international third-party certification and testing provider, has joined forces with Support Clean Sport, a grassroots clean sport initiative of 501c3 public charity Anti-Doping Research, to deliver financial assistance to athletes in need during the coronavirus pandemic. The organizations have recently introduced Aid for Athletes from Support Clean Sport and are calling on others to donate to the worthy cause on GoFundMe Charity.
BSCG is pleased to have announced on #GivingTuesdayNow that we have recently teamed up with Support Clean Sport (SCS), the grassroots initiative that fosters a culture of clean sport, to offer Aid for Athletes. Sport has taken a big hit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and many athletes who rely on sport for their livelihoods are suffering. We are calling on clients, colleagues and friends to join us in an effort to provide direct financial relief to athletes in need.
Our goal is to bring direct relief to 100 athletes with a $1,000 stipend each. To get the ball rolling, BSCG has donated $5,000 to lend support to the first five athletes. Please help us in our effort to deliver aid directly to Olympic and amateur athletes in need by donating today what funds you can for them. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity kicking off on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
Donate on GoFundMe Charity. We will provide our clients who give with a new Aid for Athletes Contributor seal, which can be used for marketing purposes online.
China Cracks down on Doping Agents Criminalizing Use, Manufacturing, and Distribution of Performance Enhancing
Third-party certification and testing will be perhaps nowhere more important than in China. In extending its fight against doping, China in November announced a new crackdown on performance enhancing drugs that includes criminal punishments against athletes and coaches who use them. The policy extends to producers and distributors
of banned substances and products that contain them, which is of vital consideration to the nutrition industry. The new law went into effect on January 1.
BSCG strongly advises that any dietary supplement, sports nutrition, or related company engaged in raw material or finished product operations in China have their products tested by a trusted third-party certification provider to ensure protection in this new environment. BSCG stands ready to safeguard supplement companies and their
personnel from potential impacts of the new policy in China.
NDMA Contamination in Drugs Should be Examined in Dietary Supplements
In early April, the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) announced it had requested manufacturers immediately
withdraw all prescription and over-thecounter drugs from the marketplace. Zantac and generic products containing ranitidine were recalled. In higher-than-room temperatures, these products may expose consumers to the carcinogen NDMA.
As it happened, in January, BSCG began developing a testing standard for NDMA and has been working to build a method that can soon be added to our testing of products enrolled in the BSCG Certified Drug Free program. BSCG remains the only third-party certification provider to include testing for prescription, over-the-counter,
and illicit drugs not banned in sport.Read more about the FDA’s recent move to protect consumers from NDMA
BSCG Athlete Assurance Program to Support the New VADA Supplement Safety Initiative
We have always worked hard at BSCG to share important information with our community through our website and blogs.
We have been fortunate to have the opportunity to share our thoughts with the larger nutrition community through
contributions to Natural Products Insider and the variety of specialized publications it manages. Check out our most recent article Avoiding WADA prohibited substances inweight loss and energy supplements
Join us today to help athletes who are struggling right now. Please generously donate what you
can to #AidforAthletes by visiting our page on GoFundMe Charity. Please donate what you can to
Aids for Athlete. Together, we can help athletes in need.
Oliver Catlin, BSCG President
BSCG Teams Up with Support Clean Sport to Help Athletes in Need
Please Consider Donating Today to Aid for Athletes from Support Clean Sport
Sport has been a huge part of our lives and is engrained in the cultures of the United States and countries around the world. As we all deal with unprecedented impacts of the coronavirus on our lives so too do the athletes that drive our passions. We have all seen sport come to a complete halt for the first time in modern history. While the high-profile and well-paid athletes many of us worship can weather this storm better than most of us, thousands of amateur and Olympic athletes who dedicate their lives to the love of sport are dependent on competitive income for their livelihoods. These athletes represent the foundation of amateur sport and many of them are struggling along with so many other people today.
Many of these athletes work regular jobs even if they are lucky enough to be supported with stipends from the USOC or the 50 National Governing Bodies (NGBs) that together oversee amateur sport in America. Many of these athletes are impacted both by a loss of a job and competitive income. With competitions halted and income down, many NGBs are also having to furlough staff, further impacting the support structure for amateur athletes.
Support Clean Sport (SCS) and Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) are leading the charge on a fundraising effort to provide direct #AidforAthletes. Our goal is to raise $100,000 to provide $1,000 each to 100 impacted athletes throughout the amateur and Olympic sport movement. Funds will be available to athletes licensed for competition in one of the NGBs. We will work NGBs and other sporting groups and event organizers like USA CRITS to identify athletes that qualify for assistance within their communities and distribute the funds directly to them.
SCS, a grassroots initiative of the 501c3 non-profit public charity Anti-Doping Research, works to inspire a culture of clean sport with the SCS community of athletes and professionals leading by example. BSCG has been an international leader in third-party certification and testing of nutritional supplements for more than 15 years and is a cornerstone supporter of the SCS initiative.
Both SCS and BSCG were built by sport drug-testing guru Dr. Don Catlin and his son Oliver Catlin on a foundation of decades of experience at the forefront of Olympic and U.S. anti-doping efforts. For 5 years now SCS and BSCG have worked together to sponsor the Support Clean Sport/BSCG/Guttenplan Coaching Domestic Elite Cycling team competing in the USA CRITS series and other domestic elite races. This team embodies our message of clean sport and showcases the concept on the streets and on the podium.
Join us today to help athletes who are struggling right now. Please generously donate what you can to #AidforAthletes by visiting our page on GoFundMe Charity. Together, we can help athletes in need.