Sports / Doping

Ostapchuk loses gold for doping

2012-08-14 07:57

Olympic women's shot put champion Nadzeya Ostapchuk (pictured) has been stripped of the gold medal she won at the London Games a week ago after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid.

Powell complains over dope test wake-up call

2012-08-03 19:42

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has complained to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being woken from his sleep for drug testing, the former 100 metres world record holder's manager said on Friday.

Albanian Pulaku becomes first doping cheat

2012-07-28 20:48

Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku became the first athlete caught of doping at the London Olympics after failing a test for a banned steroid, officials said Saturday.

WADA seeks Olympic cycle ban for doping offenders

2012-06-04 14:55

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has issued a revised draft code inserting a proposed Olympic ban for serious doping offenders from January 2015.

BOA urged to get back in step with doping fight

2012-05-02 08:40

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) warned the British Olympic Association (BOA) to get back in step with the rest of the world on Tuesday after its appeal over a lifetime Olympic ban for drug cheats was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

CAS to rule on British doping rule next week

2012-04-24 13:57

A decision on the legality of the British Olympic Association's (BOA) ban on convicted dopers competing in the Games will be made next week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said in a statement on Monday.

US sprinter Rodgers banned for doping

2012-03-02 10:19

US sprinter Mike Rodgers has accepted a nine-month ban for a failed drug test but will still be able to compete in the London Olympics if he qualifies.

German doping agency says 30 athletes in spotlight

2012-02-01 11:23

Thirty athletes are being investigated in connection with a suspected doping affair involving a doctor in the city of Erfurt, the German anti-doping agency said.

London 2012 launches high-tech labs for anti-doping

2012-01-20 09:24

The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) Thursday unveiled the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited anti-doping laboratory to be used in 2012.

British lifetime doping ban looks headed back to CAS

2011-11-22 09:20

The British Olympic Association's (BOA) controversial lifetime ban for drug cheats looks set to return to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and a showdown with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), who have declared the 2012 Olympic host non-compliant.

BOA risks sanctions over doping ban law says WADA

2011-11-18 10:14

The British Olympic Association (BOA) risks sanctions if its lifetime Olympic ban for drug offenders contravenes the World Anti-Doping Agency code, WADA president John Fahey said on Thursday.

WADA drops appeal against Mexican footballers

2011-10-13 13:40

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has accepted that five Mexican footballers who failed doping tests this year had ingested contaminated meat and should not be punished.

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