Coe alarmed by doping scandal

Dec 15, 2014

Coe alarmed by doping scandal

The current doping crisis engulfing track and field is as damaging to the sport as the scandals involving Ben Johnson and Marion Jones, IAAF vice president Sebastian Coe said Sunday. “In the 40 or so years in athletics, there have been big moments. Ben ...

Russia facing allegations of systematic sports doping

Dec 4, 2014

Russia facing allegations of systematic sports doping

Russia faced explosive allegations of corruption and systematic doping on Wednesday, including the reported admission of drug use by an Olympic champion runner and coverup and extortion involving a three-time Chicago Marathon winner. Both German television channel ARD and French sports daily L’Equipe reported ...

China discloses news of Sun doping ban

Nov 24, 2014

China discloses news of Sun doping ban

Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban earlier this year, China’s anti-doping agency disclosed Monday, in a case that raised questions over why the positive test was kept quiet for so long. Sun tested positive for the banned stimulant ...

Sprinter Gay accepts ban

May 3, 2014

Sprinter Gay accepts ban

Sprinter Tyson Gay accepted a one-year suspension Friday after testing positive for a banned substance nearly a year ago and returned the silver medal he won in the men’s 4×100-meter relay at the 2012 London Olympics. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced that Gay’s one-year ...

Mar 15, 2014

Backstrom will get Olympic silver

Swedish hockey star Nicklas Backstrom will receive an Olympic silver medal even though he was suspended from the final in Sochi after a positive drug test. The IOC ruled Friday that Backstrom had not intended to enhance his performance, laying the blame for his ...

Feb 22, 2014

Pair caught doping during Olympics

A top German biathlete and an Italian bobsledder were kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Friday in the first doping cases of the Winter Games. Former two-time Olympic gold medalist Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle tested positive for the stimulant methylhexanamine in both her “A” and ...

Aug 20, 2013

Athletics: Marathoner Yoshida to get longer ban

The Japan Sports Arbitration Agency on Tuesday announced it had accepted a plea by the Japan Anti-Doping Agency to have Japanese marathoner Kaori Yoshida’s suspension increased from one year to two. Yoshida tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug erythropoietin (EPO) after finishing fourth at ...

Jul 25, 2013

Track superstar Bolt says he's always been clean

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt insisted he was a “clean” athlete and that fans could trust him despite recent failed drugs test by the Jamaican’s sprint rivals, Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay. “I was made to inspire people,” Bolt told a news conference on ...

May 24, 2013

Marathon runner Yoshida gets one-year doping ban

Kaori Yoshida was stripped of her fourth-place finish in December’s Honolulu Marathon on Thursday, when the Japan Anti-Doping Agency revealed she had tested positive for a banned substance. Yoshida, 32, received a one-year suspension from the agency after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug ...