Dec 2, 2016

IAAF keeping pressure on Russia

Russia will stay stuck in track and field’s doghouse, its athletes banned from competing under their own flag, until February at the earliest. In his latest update on Russian anti-doping efforts, Rune Andersen said on Thursday there has been progress but that his taskforce ...

Nov 30, 2016

Norwegian agency proposes 14-month doping ban for Johaug

Norway’s anti-doping agency called for a 14-month ban on Tuesday for cross-country star Therese Johaug after she tested positive for a steroid she said she took unknowingly. The agency’s prosecution committee filed charges to the Norwegian sports federation’s disciplinary committee, which will make a ...

Email links IAAF to Russian cover-up

Nov 26, 2016

Email links IAAF to Russian cover-up

An alleged doping cover-up that enabled Russian medalists to compete at the 2012 London Olympics even had a code name: The “total protection project.” The alleged scheme is detailed in an email seized by prosecutors in France. The email was dated July 30, 2014, ...

Nov 18, 2016

IOC strips 10 athletes of Beijing Olympic medals

The International Olympic Committee on Thursday stripped 10 athletes of medals from the 2008 Olympics after banned substances were found during retests of samples from the games. The IOC says the 10, nine of whom hail from former Soviet nations, had all tested positive ...

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 ...

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 ...