IOC's Bach, doping investigator McLaren to hold talks

Mar 16, 2017

IOC's Bach, doping investigator McLaren to hold talks

Doping investigator Richard McLaren has been invited for talks with IOC president Thomas Bach amid ongoing tension between Olympic sports bodies and anti-doping officials. The offer, announced Thursday, to meet in Lausanne comes eight months after McLaren detailed evidence of a Russian doping conspiracy ...

Mar 14, 2017

Doping investigator McLaren lashes out at critics

Doping investigator Richard McLaren has defended his report into orchestrated Russian doping from what he called “nitpicking.” Recent comments by sports bodies, including the IOC, refer to inadequate translations of Russian documents, and the likelihood some disciplinary cases will fail among athletes implicated in ...

Mar 3, 2017

Cyclist Wiggins angered by inquiry

With investigations escalating into a mystery medical package dispatched to a race six years ago to treat Bradley Wiggins, the British cycling great’s anger boiled over on Thursday. Not over the revelation that Team Sky didn’t retain adequate records of his medication. Nor by ...

/ Mar 1, 2017

Phelps asks Congress to ensure anti-doping system is fair

After staying in his lane as a swimmer and not speaking out about doping in international competition, Michael Phelps is ready to take on the issue in retirement. Phelps testified Tuesday before a congressional hearing on improving anti-doping measures, delivering the message that he ...

/ Feb 27, 2017

Farah denies doping accusations

Quadruple Olympic champion Mo Farah maintained Sunday that he has always competed cleanly and never broken anti-doping rules, countering any association with “allegations of drug misuse.” The British middle-distance runner’s statement followed fresh accusations published in the London-based Sunday Times newspaper about his American ...

/ 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...