WADA says has database proving widespread Russian doping

By Steve Keating Undated, Nov 10 : The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Friday it had obtained a database that confirmed allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping in Russia made in the McLaren report. WADA said it was confident the file acquired by its Investigations and Intelligence department is the Moscow anti-doping laboratory’s testing data […]

Former Olympic champion Sanchez fails doping test

By Richard Martin BARCELONA, Aug 17 : Spain’s former Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez has been suspended with immediate effect after testing positive for banned growth hormones, cycling’s governing body said oday. Sanchez, 39, won the 2008 Olympic road race in Beijing and five individual stages in the Vuelta a Espana between 2005 and 2007 as […]

Putin bars dopers from Kremlin grants

By Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber MOSCOW, Jul 15 : Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree today barring athletes and coaches found guilty of doping from receiving Kremlin grants. The degree, published today on the Kremlin’s website, comes as Russia steps up its fight against doping in a bid to have the suspensions against its national anti-doping […]

IOC to have independent drugs testing in place in Pyeongchang

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland Jul 9 : The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea will be the first Games to have an independent drugs testing authority (ITA) in place to deal with doping among competitors, the International Olympic Committee said today. The IOC has been working towards setting up the ITA as an […]

Teenage doping scandal could lead to Egypt ban

By Brian Oliver and Ashraf Atta LONDON/CAIRO, Jun 15 : Egypt faces the possibility of being banned from weightlifting for up to two years by the sport’s governing body after five teenagers, including two girls aged 14, tested positive for steroids — a charge the head of the country’s weightlifting federation has rejected as “a […]

Doping-Three more Russian athletes accepted as neutrals

By Brian Homewood ZURICH, May 31 : Three more Russian athletes have been cleared to compete in international competition as neutrals while a further 28 have had their applications rejected, the governing body for athletics (IAAF) said today. The IAAF said that 400 metres runner Kseniya Aksyonova, javelin thrower Vera Rebrik and 400 metres hurdler […]