Anti-Doping

Putin Calls for National Russian Anti-Doping Commission

Without addressing the WADA report that confirms state-sponsored doping in Russia, Vladimir Putin has called for a new Russian anti-doping commission.

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While IOC Waits, IPC Begins Proceedings to Suspend Entire Russian Fed

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the separate but partnered organization of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that manages the Paralympics…

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IOC announces 2nd Name of Athlete Caught in Doping Retest

The IOC has now released the 2nd name of an athlete caught in their retest of nearly 1000 samples from…

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Second Wave of Reanalysis Reveals 45 New Positive Olympic Tests

A second round of reanalysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Summer Olympic Games has unveiled 45…

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Ukraine Swim Team Doctor Given Four-Year Doping Ban

The dominoes continue to fall in the maelstrom of doping scandals that have washed through 2016, with mere days remaining before the…

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Chinese Olympians Must Sign No-Cheat Pledge Before Arriving In Rio

Sun Yang is one of 416 Chinese athletes who reportedly must sign a no-cheat pledge and also score a passing grade on a banned substances test before he can arrive in Rio.

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CAS Rejects Appeal of Russian Athletes on Olympic Ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland has upheld the International Association of Athletics Federationis (IAAF) to…

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U.S. Swimmer Sam Tierney Given Warning After WADA Rule Violation

American breaststroker Sam Tierney has been issued a public warning for a rule violation stemming from an anti-doping test in early June.

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WADA Recommends Banning All Russian Athletes From Rio Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has recommended that Russian athletes in all sports be denied entry to the 2016 Rio Olympics in the wake of the McLaren Report’s assertions of a massive state-sponsored doping program.

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IOC Calls McLaren Report “Shocking,” Schedules Conference

Following the publication of WADA’s report by Richard McLaren on systematic state-sponsored doping in Russia and McLaren’s conference, the International Olympic Committee has released a statement on the findings.

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New Report Confirms State-Sponsored Doping In Russia

A report on the systematic doping of Russian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games led by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren was published this morning at 9:00 EST confirming state-sponsored doping in Russian sports.

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As Olympic Doping Cloud Thickens, WaPo Columnist Suggests Delayed Medal Ceremony

As pre-Olympic coverage ramps up across the world’s media outlets, the cloud of doping suspicions only appears to grow stronger. That gathering storm of pessimism and distrust has caused on Washington Post columnist to propose a unique solution.

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Brazil Expects Suspended Anti-Doping Lab To Be Re-Opened By Olympics

The Brazilian government says that the issues that caused the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to suspend the anti-doping lab in Rio de Janeiro have been solved, and that it expects the lab to re-open in time for the Summer Olympics.

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Hesam Jafari Tests Positive for THC, Receives 4 Year Ban

Water polo player Hesam Jefari of Iran has tested positive for carboxy-THC, a Class S.8 Cannabinoid, following an in-competition doping control test sanctioned by the Iranian National Anti Doping Organization (NADO).

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Suspensions From Olympic Retests Begin With Ukrainian Weightlifter

The International Olympic Committee has begun handing out suspensions based on retests of anti-doping samples from the past two Olympics, with Russian weightlifter Yulia Kalina being banned from Rio this week.

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