Feb 15, 2017

Becker: Sharapova deserves second chance

Boris Becker believes Maria Sharapova has paid her dues and deserves a second chance when she returns to tennis in April at the end of her 15-month doping ban. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, failed a dope test for the drug meldonium at ...

Feb 14, 2017

Armstrong loses bid to stop government's $100 million lawsuit

A federal judge on Monday refused to block the government’s $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the former cyclist on course for trial in a 2010 case stemming from his performance-enhancing drug use. The lawsuit was filed by Armstrong’s former U.S. Postal Service ...

Feb 14, 2017

IPC supports continuing Russia ban

Russia’s ban from disabled sports should continue because it is sidestepping allegations of a major doping cover-up, the International Paralympic Committee said on Monday. Russia was banned from the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics and suspended by the IPC in August after World Anti-Doping Agency ...

Feb 7, 2017

IAAF upholds global ban on Russia

The IAAF is upholding its global ban on Russian athletes and freezing all nationality switches. Following a council meeting in Monaco on Monday, IAAF president Sebastian Coe said Russian athletics should not expect “full reinstatement” before November. The decision rules out Russia competing at ...

Feb 3, 2017

Russians haven't returned Olympic medals, official says

None of the Russian athletes recently stripped of their Olympic titles for doping have returned their medals, the country’s Olympic committee said Thursday. Russia has had 18 medalists disqualified in doping cases from Olympic retesting from the 2008 and 2012 Games. Ten more Russians ...

Bolt stripped of Beijing gold

Jan 26, 2017

Bolt stripped of Beijing gold

Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter. The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Olympic ...

Jan 25, 2017

Russian athletes accused of fleeing drug testers at meet

The Russian track and field federation says it’s investigating after several athletes apparently withdrew from a competition to avoid drug testers. The All-Russia Athletics Federation says it has “established the fact of a mass withdrawal of athletes due to possible doping controls at one ...

Jan 22, 2017

Germany calls for Russian Olympic ban

A ban of Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics and possibly the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games should be considered if there was state-run doping in the country, Germany’s Olympic Committee chief Alfons Hoermann said on Sunday. Leaders of 19 anti-doping agencies also called for ...

Jan 4, 2017

IAAF says 200 Russians named in doping report

The world athletics body said Tuesday that it has been sent the names of 200 Russians by international doping investigators who will be checked if they apply to compete as neutral competitors this year. The International Association of Athletics Federations said it had been ...