Oct 6, 2016

Anti-doping director wary of discord

One of the world’s leading anti-doping scientists cringes at finger-pointing toward the World Anti-Doping Agency by leaders in international sports and tells AP that with so much conflict, “the only people who can be happy these days are the dopers and the cheaters.” Christiane ...

Sharapova has doping suspension reduced

Oct 5, 2016

Sharapova has doping suspension reduced

Maria Sharapova will be eligible to return to competitive tennis in April after her two-year doping ban was reduced to 15 months on Tuesday by a sports court that found the Russian star bore no “significant fault” for her positive drug test and did ...

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 29, 2016

WADA claims electronic database is safe

Despite the hack of personal medical information from some of the world’s leading athletes, the World Anti-Doping Agency says its overall electronic database is safe. The system, known under the acronym ADAMS, was targeted by a group of hackers known as Fancy Bears, who ...

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 ...

Aug 21, 2016

Russian shot putter Kolodko stripped of London silver

For the third time in a week, Russia was stripped of a track-and-field medal Saturday after another athlete tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from previous Olympics. Evgenia Kolodko was disqualified and stripped of the silver medal in the women’s shot put ...

Rival sprinters Bolt, Gatlin take center stage

Aug 13, 2016

Rival sprinters Bolt, Gatlin take center stage

The battle to be crowned world’s fastest man takes center stage at the Rio Olympics on Sunday with Usain Bolt facing another likely showdown with Justin Gatlin where the image of track and field will be on the line. Twelve months ago, when Bolt ...