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Russia accepts ban from world athletics over doping

Monaco - Russia has accepted its "full suspension" from world athletics over widespread doping without even requesting a hearing, the IAAF said Thursday.

WADA suspends Russian anti-doping agency

Colorado Springs - Russia's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), raising the possibility of Russian track stars being barred from the Olympics if the country does not fall back into line with accepted international rules.

Future of war against sport doping in spotlight at WADA meeting

Los Angeles - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is expected to rule against Russia's anti-doping body at a key meeting in Colorado on Wednesday which will aim to map out future strategies for the global war on drugs.

Russia defiant in face of possible Olympic suspension

Moscow - Russia's brightest track and field stars were defiant after their country's athletics federation was provisionally suspended from international competition over state-sponsored doping allegations, insisting Saturday that no ban could hinder their Olymp...

Russia pays doping price with IAAF ban

Paris - Athletics giant Russia was provisionally suspended from track and field over accusations of "state-sponsored" doping as the IAAF scrambled to salvage the sport's credibility just nine months out from the Rio Olympics.

Putin orders action on Russia doping scandal

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia must "do everything" to stamp out doping, ordering an inquiry into allegations of major drug abuse in athletics which could result in the country being barred from all competitions.

Russia moves to avoid Olympic ban, Putin holds crisis talks

Moscow - Russian athletics took steps Wednesday to avoid international isolation, declaring a foreign specialist could take over its discredited Moscow testing laboratory as Vladimir Putin held talks on the growing doping crisis.

Head of Russia's anti-doping lab resigns

Moscow - The head of Russia's anti-doping laboratory has resigned, hours after his laboratory was suspended over accusations it was part of state-sponsored doping programme that experts fear could snowball into an international crisis for the sport.

Russia bullish over doping scandal amid calls for Olympic ban

Moscow - Russia has rejected as "groundless" accusations of widespread doping and corruption in athletics and promised a rapid response to avoid suspension from the 2016 Olympics.

Main points from WADA report on Russian doping

Paris - Following are the main points from the report released Monday by the World Anti-Doping Agency's independent commission.

Kremlin says athletics doping allegations 'groundless'

Moscow - Russia rejected Tuesday explosive accusations of doping and corruption and promised a rapid response to avoid suspension from the 2016 Olympics due to the scandal that threatens to spread far beyond the borders of Russia and athletics.

WADA commission 'does not have right' to suspend Russia: Moscow

Moscow - Russia's sports minister on Monday warned that the World Anti-Doping Agency independent commission cannot take the decision to suspend Russia from competition after it recommended the country be barred over doping and corruption allegations.

WADA urges Russian athletics ban, London Olympics 'sabotaged'

Ginebra - Russian athletics should be suspended from all competition, including the 2016 Olympic Games, a damning report by World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) independent commission into widespread doping and corruption urged on Monday.

Coe 'shocked and angry' at IAAF doping bribery scandal

Paris - IAAF president Sebastian Coe on Sunday expressed his "shock, anger and sadness" at allegations of high-level bribery to cover up doping in track and field.

IAAF accused of blocking report on doping cheats

London - The world athletics governing body blocked the publication of a report that showed as many as a third of the world's top athletes admitted using banned performance-enhancing techniques, The Sunday Times reported.

Op-Ed: Ban Russians from international sport if doping allegations true

Moscow - Pressure is growing to find out if allegations that Russia provided performance-enhancing drugs to athletes and then cover it up are true.

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...
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