Apr 22, 2016

Kenyan president authorizes anti-doping bill

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law an anti-doping bill required to avoid a ban from the Rio Olympics of a nation famed for its runners, the president’s office said on Wednesday. Video from the president’s office showed Kenyatta at State House signing the ...

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 ...

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 ...

IAAF says too soon for Russia to return

Mar 12, 2016

IAAF says too soon for Russia to return

Russia still has “significant work” to do to repair its anti-doping program before its track and field athletes can be considered for reinstatement ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the IAAF said Friday. The sport’s world governing body said Russia has made ...

Sharapova admits to failing drug test

Mar 8, 2016

Sharapova admits to failing drug test

Maria Sharapova’s tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it’s all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told her to stop taking meldonium. The five-time major champion says she failed a doping ...

Mar 4, 2016

Kenya's proposed anti-doping law delayed

Kenya’s proposed new anti-doping law has been delayed and needs more work, but authorities expressed confidence on Thursday that it would meet the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Agency and be in place by an April 5 deadline. The legislation, which was due to ...

Mar 2, 2016

Last year's Tokyo Marathon winner Negesse fails doping test

Tokyo Marathon winner Endeshaw Negesse has reportedly failed a doping test and has been named as one of a number of Ethiopian athletes under investigation for infringements of the banned substance list, insidethegames.biz reported Wednesday. The 27-year-old was allegedly found to have the drug ...

WADA launches probe of Kenya

Feb 12, 2016

WADA launches probe of Kenya

Kenya is being investigated for breaching the world anti-doping code, WADA said Thursday, and could be declared non-compliant in a matter of weeks. The World Anti-Doping Agency said an independent compliance review committee will now evaluate Kenya and make a recommendation to WADA’s board. ...

IAAF considered covering up extent of Russian doping

Jan 13, 2016

IAAF considered covering up extent of Russian doping

Six years before the IAAF banned Russia, track and field’s governing body knew of doping so out of control it feared Russian athletes could die from abusing blood-boosting drugs and transfusions, and officials considered collaborating with Russians to hide the extent of cheating before ...

Dec 25, 2015

IAAF taskforce to inspect Russia in January

The International Association of Athletics Federations says a taskforce will visit Russia for the first time on Jan. 10-11 next year to inspect the response to the doping scandal which caused it to be banned from the sport. Russia must meet steps set out ...

Nov 28, 2015

Kenyan athletes hit with doping bans

Track and field Two-time cross-country world champion Emily Chebet was among seven Kenyan athletes banned for doping Friday, another indication that the country has a serious problem of cheating among its famed distance runners. Chebet, the cross-country world champion in 2010 and 2013, was ...