Apr 24, 2015

Bolt calls Gay's reduced doping ban 'wrong message'

Usain Bolt believes Tyson Gay should have been thrown out of the sport for doping, calling his American rival’s reduced ban for cooperating with investigators “the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” Gay received a backdated one-year suspension last year after testing positive for a ...

Mar 28, 2015

Banned swimmer Park apologizes

A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test. Park, who won South Korea’s only ever swimming gold in the 400-meter freestyle at the ...

A-Rod apologizes to Yankees

Feb 11, 2015

A-Rod apologizes to Yankees

Alex Rodriguez met with top New York Yankees’ officials on Tuesday and apologized to the team as he prepares to report to spring training following his season-long suspension for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract. A joint statement from the Yankees and ...

Feb 4, 2015

Bach says IOC ready to act in Russian doping case

IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body will look into Yulia Zaripova’s doping case to determine whether to strip the Russian athlete of her gold medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase from the 2012 London Games. Bach tells The Associated Press that the IOC ...

Jan 30, 2015

Kenyan marathoner Jeptoo gets two-year doping ban

Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons, has been banned for two years after failing a drugs test, Athletics Kenya said on Friday. The biggest doping scandal to hit the East African country in recent years, Jeptoo’s case has focused attention ...

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 ...