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Asafa Powell handed 18-month doping ban

Kingston - Former 100m world record-holder Asafa Powell was handed an 18-month suspension on Thursday for his positive test for a banned stimulant.

Russian Biryukova provisionally suspended after failed test

Russian indoor long jump champion Svetlana Biryukova has been temporarily suspended from her country's training camp after failing a drugs test, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) said on Friday.

Jamaican anti-doping errors led to sprinter's clearance: lawyer

Mistakes made by Jamaican officials during anti-doping procedures, not technicalities, led to double Olympic 200 meters champion Veronica Campbell-Brown being cleared of doping charges, her law...

Henman believes doping not significant in tennis

Tennis must guard against doping even if performance enhancing drugs have not been a major problem in the sport, former world number four Tim Henman warned on Wednesday.

Biathletes Iourieva and Starykh test positive for EPO

Russian biathletes Irina Starykh and Ekaterina Iourieva tested positive for the banned substance EPO, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) said in a statement on Saturday.

Italian sledge hockey player fails doping test

Italian sledge hockey player Igor Stella has been suspended from the Winter Paralympics in Sochi after testing positive for an anabolic steroid, the Italian Paralympic Committee (CIP) said on Friday.

Russian track cyclist Sveshnikov suspended for doping

Russian track cyclist Kirill Sveshnikov has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) said on Wednesday.

Australia drugs probe over, ex-judge to review evidence

Australia's peak anti-doping agency has completed a 13-month probe into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in local sports and a retired judge will now decide whether to pursue individual cases, the ...

Aussie sports still in dark a year after 'blackest day'

The release of an explosive report into the use of performance-enhancing drugs among Australian athletes prompted the country's former anti-doping chief Richard Ings to describe February 7, 2013 as the "...

Austrian cross country skier Duerr tests positive for EPO

Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr has apologized for the stupidity that saw him kicked out of the Sochi Winter Olympics after testing positive for performance-boosting EPO.

Cross country: Ukraine's Lisogor fails dope test

Ukrainian cross-country skier Marina Lisogor has tested positive for a banned substance, the country's National Olympic Committee said on Saturday.

German, Italian thrown out in doping cases

Germany's two-times Olympic cross-country skiing champion Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian police officer and four-man bobsledder William Frullani were thrown out of the Olympics on Friday a...

Sochi Games hit by first doping shock

Sochi - A German athlete at the Winter Olympics, reportedly a double gold-medal winning female biathlete, has failed a doping test in the first such case of the 2014 Sochi Games, officials said Friday.The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) said it had ...

German athlete returns abnormal doping test in Sochi

An unnamed German athlete has returned an abnormal doping sample at the Sochi Winter Games and a second sample will be tested later on Friday to determine the presence of banned substances, the...

Rio faces 'big challenge' to build credible doping lab

Brazilian authorities face a 'big challenge' to build a credible doping lab in time for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the head of the Swiss anti-doping lab, Martial Saugy, said on Tuesday. ...

Offenders urged to help as sport delves into doping past

An independent commission began delving into cycling's murky past on Tuesday, offering reduced sanctions for doping offenders who come forward with information.

Lack of World Cup doping lab won't affect testing - WADA

The absence of an accredited doping laboratory at the World Cup in Brazil in June will not affect drug testing, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Craig Reedie said on Friday.

Olympic doping shadow falls again on past offender Russia

Sochi - Russia goes into the Winter Olympic Games facing renewed scrutiny of its record on doping, despite years of efforts aimed at shedding its reputation as one of the worst drugs offenders in sport.

Doping policy 'gold standard' says union boss, still no HGH test

National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) chief DeMaurice Smith praised the drug policy negotiated with the league as the gold standard in North American professional sport on Thursday, desp

Two Russian biathletes fail drugs tests before Games: reports

Two Russian biathletes have failed doping tests just nine days before the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, Russian media reported on Wednesday. The pair are still waiting for the results of their 'B' sample tests.

South Korea's Lee banned for missing dope tests

South Korea's Olympic badminton gold medalist Lee Yong-dae has been hit with a one-year ban for missing doping tests, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday.

Powell says therapist injected him

Kingston - The former 100-metre world record holder Asafa Powell told a Jamaican disciplinary hearing that he received several injections from his physical therapist.

Trinidad officials confirm Kelly-Ann Baptiste's doping charge

Sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste, who ranked as the third-fastest woman in the world this year, withdrew from the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia due to "doping matters," Trinidad and Tobago athletics officials confirmed on Monday.

Report alleging West Germany 'sponsored doping' in sports

Berlin - German officials have demanded the publication of a partially leaked study alleging that West Germany experimented with the doping of athletes.

Nike hints at possible reunion with famed cyclist Lance Armstrong

Nike chairman and co-founder Phil Knight, who has been called the most powerful man in sports, hinted on Tuesday that a possible reunion with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong should not be ruled out.

Lance Armstrong to lose Olympic medal after Oprah confession airs

Sydney - Thirteen years after Lance Armstrong won a Olympic bronze medal in Sydney, Australia, news is breaking that once his confession of doping airs, the shamed icon will be asked to give it back.

Lance Armstrong says 'sorry' to Livestrong staff..not for doping

Austin - On the day of his taped interview with Oprah Winfrey to seek absolution for his sins, Lance Armstrong delivered a “tearful” apology to the staff at the Livestrong, his cancer awareness charity.

Report: Lance Armstrong will admit to doping in Oprah exclusive

Austin - After vehemently denying doping for years, former cyclist Lance Armstrong will publicly admit to using performance-enhancing drugs in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey next Thursday, USA Today reported late Friday.

Journalist sues International Cycling Union

Vevey - Paul Kimmage, the Irish journalist who first raised concerns about Lance Armstrong, has lodged a complaint with a Swiss court, accusing UCI President Pat McQuaid of "defamation, denigration and strong suspicions of fraud".

UCI strips Armstrong of Tour de France victories

Geneva - At a press conference today, President Pat McQuaid announced that Lance Armstrong is stripped of his seven Tour de France victories. The decision comes on the back of the 1,000 page report by the US Anti-Doping Agency, which accused Armstrong of cheating.
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