May 20, 2016

WADA hires McLaren to supervise Sochi investigation

World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie has appointed Richard McLaren as the independent overseer of an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Reedie issued a statement late Thursday saying McLaren, a long-standing member of the Court of Arbitration for ...

Bolt laments Beijing doping retest findings

May 19, 2016

Bolt laments Beijing doping retest findings

Usain Bolt called it “really bad news” for sport after the announcement that 31 athletes were caught doping in retests from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “It’s rough. It’s rough in the sport,” the Jamaican great said Wednesday. “Something that’s been tarnishing the sport for ...

Russian athletes deny doping claims

May 14, 2016

Russian athletes deny doping claims

Two Olympic gold medalists from Russia denied doping Friday, a day after they were named in a newspaper report detailing state-sponsored cheating at the 2014 Sochi Games. Bobsled champion Alexander Zubkov and cross-country skier Alexander Legkov were among the athletes accused in a New ...

May 13, 2016

Heavyweight Browne stripped of WBA title, handed six-month doping ban

The World Boxing Association has stripped Australian Lucas Browne of his heavyweight title and suspended him for six months after his B sample on a doping test also returned a positive finding. Browne became Australia’s first world heavyweight champion when he stopped Ruslan Chagaev ...

Russia, Kenya track teams may miss Rio after doping rulings

May 13, 2016

Russia, Kenya track teams may miss Rio after doping rulings

Together, Russia and Kenya won 27 medals at the last Olympics in track and field. Their total at the next one could be zero. The Olympic hopes of the powerhouse teams from both countries took serious blows Thursday after the World Anti-Doping Agency delivered ...

Stepanov says Russian doping changes 'fake'

| May 12, 2016

Stepanov says Russian doping changes 'fake'

In the opinion of a whistleblower who uncovered Russia’s doping scourge, most of the changes in the country’s track and anti-doping programs are “just fake,” and not nearly extensive enough to allow the team into the Olympics this summer. Vitaly Stepanov, who along with ...

May 7, 2016

'60 Minutes' to air expose on doping

Four Russian gold-medal winners at the Sochi Olympics used performance-enhancing drugs, the whistleblowers who exposed systemic cheating in that country’s track program tell “60 Minutes” in an interview to air Sunday. In the interview, an excerpt of which appears on CBS Evening News on ...

Nadal sues former French minister over doping accusation

Apr 26, 2016

Nadal sues former French minister over doping accusation

Rafael Nadal filed suit Monday against a former French minister who accused him of doping, saying he needs to defend his integrity and image as an athlete. The Spanish tennis star said his lawyers lodged the defamation suit in Paris against Roselyne Bachelot because ...

Apr 9, 2016

Despite scandal, no charges: Mutko

No one will face criminal charges over the worst doping scandal in Russia’s history, the country’s sports minister said Friday. A report in November by a World Anti-Doping Agency commission alleged systematic, state-sponsored drug use in Russian track and field and a widespread cover-up ...

Apr 3, 2016

Russia's top gymnast fails drug test

Russia’s best male gymnast could miss the Olympics after he became the latest to test positive for the banned substance meldonium. Nikolai Kuksenkov withdrew from the national championships after being informed of the failed doping test on Saturday, a day after winning the individual ...

Apr 2, 2016

Kenyan Rudisha fears Olympic ban

David Rudisha fears his hard work preparing for this year’s Olympics will go “down the drain” with Kenya expected to miss another World Anti-Doping Agency deadline, moving it a step closer to being declared non-compliant with global rules. That might lead to the IAAF, ...

WADA to investigate claims against Russian swimmers

Mar 24, 2016

WADA to investigate claims against Russian swimmers

The World Anti-Doping Agency will study allegations by British daily The Times of widespread doping in Russian swimming to decide if it needs to open a similar inquiry to one which shattered the reputation of Russian athletics. The newspaper alleged in Wednesday’s edition that ...