Anti-Doping

Japanese Kayaker Banned for 8 Years for Spiking Competitor’s Drink

Japanese competitive kayaker Yasuhiro Suzuki received an 8-year ban from competition for spiking 25-year-old Seiji Komatsu’s drink at last September’s national canoe sprint championships. Though rare, this is not the first time an athlete has sabotaged a competitor with a banned substance.

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Japan Reports Domestic Competition Doping Violation

2018 brings Japan’s first doping violation occurring at a domestic competition.

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CAS Registers 42 Appeals by Russian Athletes Against IOC Ban

42 Russian athletes are appealing the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) following the IOC Disciplinary Committee’s decision to ban each athlete from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

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FINA Received Names Of Russian Athletes With Allegedly-Doctored Tests

FINA confirmed this month that it received from WADA the names of Russian athletes implicated in reports of a state-sponsored doping program in Russia that covered up positive anti-doping tests.

First Outcomes From Russia Implementation Group Announced

A number of issues related to athletes from Russia eligible to participate in the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang were tabled when the IOC’s Olympic Athlete from Russia Implementation Group (OARIG) convened in Lausanne earlier this week. 

IOC Sanctions 11 Russians As Part of Oswald Commission Findings

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published 11 new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations.

IOC Suspends Russia From 2018 Winter Olympics

As more and more evidence piles up to support a state-sponsored doping program within the nation of Russia, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially suspended the Russian Olympic Committee from the 2018 Winter Olympics while creating a strict process for allowing clean Russian athletes to compete under the Olympic banner.

Chinese Coach Liu Haitao Suspended After Liu Zixuan’s Doping Ban

We reported in October that Chinese world champs silver medalist Liu Zixuan had been suspended two years for a failed doping test, but Chinese media now report that her coach, Liu Haitao, is also being suspended.

IOC Sanctions Three Russian Athletes As Part Of Oswald Commission

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations.

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IOC Sanctions 2 Athletes For Failing Anti-Doping Tests At London 2012

The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.

IOC Sanctions Three Russian Athletes As Part Of Oswald Commission

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations.

IOC Sanctions 4 Russian Athletes As Part Of Oswald Commission Findings

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations.

IOC Sanctions 4 Russian Athletes Amid Oswald Commission Findings

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations.

WADA to Uphold Russian Suspension, 2018 Olympic Participation In Doubt

Tomorrow, WADA is expected to deny reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), which would send a clear message to the IOC that WADA does not wish to see Russia represented at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

WADA Suspends Paris Laboratory

WADA has suspended the Paris testing laboratory’s accreditation for up to six months. 

2013 World Champs Swimmer Arrested for Cocaine Possession

Earlando McRae had his luggage searched at JFK International Airport when arriving in New York and was arrested for possession of cocaine.

Rate of WADA Positive Test Jumped By 27% in 2016

The World Anti-Doping Agency has released an extensive 300-plus page report on its findings from 2016.

Österreichischer Meister Sebastian Steffan gesperrt wegen Dopings

Die österreichische Anti-Doping-Rechtskommission (ÖADR) hat den Schwimmer Sebastian Steffan für zwölf Monate gesperrt. Bei dem 20-Jährigen wurde am 16. Juli…

Austrian Champion Sebastian Steffan Handed 12-Month Doping Ban

The Austrian Anti-Doping Legal Committee announced today that 20-year-old Sebastian Steffan has tested positive for heptaminol.