US Olympians unsympathetic to Sharapova; fear Rio won’t be clean

By Joshua Schneyer and Scott Malone BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Mar 8 : US Olympic athletes expressed little sympathy for tennis star Maria Sharapova’s revelation that she failed a drug test, saying they wanted sporting officials to raise the pressure for clean play. Several athletes also expressed concern about reports that doping remains rampant in Russia […]

Russia still violating IAAF rules over doping-ARD report

By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, March 6 : Russia continues to violate anti-doping rules despite its suspension from international track and field and orders from world athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, to eradicate cheating, Germany’s ARD broadcaster said today. ARD said coaches suspended in the worst corruption and doping scandal to hit the IAAF were still […]

European champion Brezhniva banned for four years for doping

By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, Feb 4 : The Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) has handed two-time European track cycling champion Yelena Brezhniva a four year ban for doping offences, the organization announced on its website www.rusada.ru today. According to the R-Sport news agency, a sample taken from Brezhniva found traces of growth hormones. The 26-year-old’s suspension […]