Sports / Doping

Rio drug lab recertified for Olympic testing

2016-07-21 13:51

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Wednesday reinstated credentials of a drug testing laboratory in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, ending a month-long suspension that had threatened to embarrass the host country.

Bach's IOC legacy rides on response

2016-07-20 07:50

Thomas Bach's response to a report that concluded Russia concealed hundreds of positive doping tests ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games will determine his legacy as International Olympic Committee president, athletes said on Monday.

FIFA promises 'appropriate steps' over alleged Russian doping cover-up

2016-07-19 09:43

FIFA has promised "appropriate steps" after a report said a dozen positive doping cases in Russian football were among hundreds covered up by Moscow.

IOC vows 'toughest sanctions' after report finds Moscow ran broad doping scheme

2016-07-19 09:11

The IOC on Monday promised "the toughest sanctions available" after a report found Moscow had concealed hundreds of positive doping tests in many sports ahead of the Sochi winter Games.

Global doping agency suspends Rio lab weeks before Olympics

2016-06-27 11:38

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the credentials of a testing laboratory in Rio de Janeiro for failing to comply with internationalstandards, just over a month before the city hosts the Olympic Games.

South Korea's Park Tae-hwan begs for Olympic chance

2016-05-03 09:30

South Korea's Park Tae-hwan got down on his knees and begged for the chance to compete at the Rio Games on Monday as the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) shows no signs of lifting the additional doping sanctions it has imposed on the swimmer.

Beijing test lab suspended

2016-04-23 02:10

China's anti-doping authority said it is trying to solve the problems that caused the suspension of its testing laboratory and denied that the recent positive drug tests of Chinese swimmers had anything to do with it.

WADA suspends Beijing anti-doping lab for up to 4 months

2016-04-22 11:34

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced Friday that it has suspended its accreditation of the National Anti-Doping Laboratory in Beijing, China for a maximum period of four months.

Russia calls for protecting 'clean athletes' amid raging doping scandal

2016-03-27 14:30

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich on Saturday called for protecting the "clean" Russian athletes as the country's sports community has been dragged into a whirlpool of alleged doping use.

Russia urges WADA to explain doping issue

2016-03-11 09:44

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday said that Russia needed an explanation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regarding recent doping cases.

Big brands suspend deals with Sharapova after doping confession

2016-03-09 03:42

A bunch of international renowned brands announced on Tuesday to suspend their sponsorship deal with Maria Sharapova after the Russian tennis star admitted that she had failed a drug test.

IAAF's Davies steps aside to allow ethics investigation

2015-12-23 10:43

Nick Davies, a leading official at the world athletics federation (IAAF), said on Tuesday he would step aside while an ethics committee investigated emails he had sent regarding Russian doping ahead of the 2013 world championships in Moscow.

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