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 ...

Three Chinese weightlifters lose Beijing Olympic titles for doping

Jan 13, 2017

Three Chinese weightlifters lose Beijing Olympic titles for doping

Three Chinese women weightlifters have been stripped of Olympic titles for doping at their home 2008 Beijing Games. China faces a one-year ban from international weightlifting which should be triggered for having three Olympic doping disqualifications in a re-testing program by the IOC, which ...

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 ...

Dec 28, 2016

Russian anti-doping chiefs admit conspiracy

Russian anti-doping officials have acknowledged a massive doping conspiracy in their country, but still reject claims of government involvement in the affair that rocked world sport, The New York Times reported Tuesday. “It was an institutional conspiracy,” Anna Antseliovich, the acting director general of ...

IOC opens 28 new doping cases on Russian athletes

Dec 24, 2016

IOC opens 28 new doping cases on Russian athletes

On yet another doping-tainted day for Russian sport, 28 athletes now face IOC cases linked to cheating at the Sochi Winter Olympics and a major cross-country skiing event was removed from the country. The IOC said Friday it has opened 28 disciplinary proceedings against ...

Dec 10, 2016

Murofushi expresses shock over McLaren Report findings

Former Olympian Koji Murofushi said Saturday that the McLaren Report released on Fridayby the World Anti-Doping Agency implicating over 1,000 Russian athletes in an institutional doping conspiracy was “shocking.” “The scope is very big. It’s a shocking report,” said Murofushi, who won the gold ...

Nov 12, 2016

Melnikov receives 8-year doping ban

Russian swimmer Vitaly Melnikov has been banned for eight years for a second positive doping test, during training for Olympic qualifying races. On Friday, FINA said Melnikov tested positive for a growth hormone in a sample taken in Moscow in March. Aquatic sports’ global ...

Sanfrecce defender Chiba receives tentative ban for doping

Oct 27, 2016

Sanfrecce defender Chiba receives tentative ban for doping

Sanfrecce Hiroshima defender Kazuhiko Chiba has been tentatively banned from playing due to a positive test for doping, the reigning J. League champions announced on Thursday. The 31-year-old Chiba tested positive for methylhexanamine, an energy-boosting stimulant that is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. ...

Oct 4, 2016

Fukuhara a target of cyber hackers

Women’s table tennis team bronze medalist Ai Fukuhara is among the three Japanese athletes who were targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents, a cyber hacker group said Monday. The World Anti-Doping Agency admitted the same day the hacking organization calling itself ...

Sep 15, 2016

WADA reveals hackers strike again

The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Wednesday that another batch of athlete data has been leaked by the same Russian cyber espionage group that published confidential data earlier this week. WADA said in a statement the hackers released data of 25 athletes from the ...

Farah denies friendship with drug-tainted Somali coach

Aug 21, 2016

Farah denies friendship with drug-tainted Somali coach

Britain’s Mo Farah sought to distance himself from drug-tainted Somali coach Jama Aden following victory in the 5,000-meter final at the Rio Olympics. The 33-year-old, who became the first man in 40 years to retain the two Olympic distance crowns on Saturday, denied being ...