Russian medallist at Games suspected of doping – source

By Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 18 : A Russian medallist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday, in a potential major blow to Russia’s efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal. Alexander Krushelnitsky, a bronze-medallist along with […]

Sports tribunal begins hearing appeals from 39 banned Russians

By Brian Homewood GENEVA, Jan 22 : The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began to hear appeals on Monday from 39 Russian athletes who were given lifetime Olympic bans for doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games. The athletes were among 43 disqualified from their events, banned from participating in future Olympics and in […]

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 […]