Tag - doping



The former chief of the World Anti-Doping Agency, Dick Pound, speaks during a news conference in Munich in 2016.
Jul 17, 2024
U.S. doping probe puts Olympic hosting at risk, former WADA chief says
Any country wanting to stage an international sporting event must be compliant with the anti-doping code and a U.S. probe may violate those rules, Dick Pound said.
Paris La Defense Arena will host swimming events during the 2024 Paris Olympics.
OLYMPICS / Swimming
Jul 16, 2024
World Aquatics to strengthen testing of Chinese swimmers at Games
The first aquatics events of the Paris Games are set to take place on July 27.
World Anti-Doping Age President Witold Banka speaks during an event in Lausanne, Switzerland, in March 2023.
Jul 10, 2024
Independent probe clears WADA of favoritism in Chinese swimmers case
WADA President Witold Banka was in fighting form after the executive board had met and endorsed the report that cleared his agency.
During the Olympics, only medalists are automatically tested, but the International Testing Agency wants to find ways to target potential dopers before the end of an event.
Jul 4, 2024
Anti-doping testing agency sharpens its tools for Paris Olympics
Benjamin Cohen, director general of the ITA, said potential tools as its disposal included biological and performance passports as well as a mountain of other data.
Michael Brinegar in action at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha on Feb. 8
MORE SPORTS / Swimming
Jun 25, 2024
Former U.S. Olympian Brinegar hit with four-year doping ban
American swimmer Michael Brinegar, who competed in the 800 and 1,500 meters events at the Tokyo Olympics, has been handed a four-year suspension for blood doping, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Monday.
Zhang Yufei during the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, in September of last year
OLYMPICS / Swimming
Jun 19, 2024
Eleven swimmers in doping scandal named to Chinese Olympic team
WADA's decision not to punish the swimmers has provoked intense criticism, particularly from the United States.
Members of the Australian swimming team for the 2024 Paris Olympics pose for a group photo after the Australian Swimming Trials in Brisbane on Saturday.
Jun 17, 2024
Australia coach calls worrying about Chinese doping scandal 'a waste of energy'
Rohan Taylor said it was not worth wasting time worrying about something they had no control over.
Wang Shun of China races to gold in the final of the men's 200-meter individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics in July 2021.
OLYMPICS / Swimming
Jun 15, 2024
Doping regulator knew of previous positive tests by Chinese swimmers
Three Chinese swimmers who failed drug tests before the 2021 Olympics had tested positive for a powerful steroid several years earlier.
Kenya's Rhonex Kipruto celebrates after finishing third in the men's 10,000 meter final at the 2019 IAAF Athletics World Championships in Doha on Oct. 6, 2019.
MORE SPORTS / Athletics
Jun 6, 2024
Kenya's Rhonex Kipruto gets six-year ban and loses world record over doping
Kipruto was banned until May 10, 2029.
Zhang Yufei was among the 23 Chinese swimmer who tested positive for a banned substance months before the Tokyo Olympics.
May 16, 2024
World Anti-Doping Agency combating trust issues ahead of Paris Olympics
WADA is facing a allegations it helped cover up the positive tests of elite Chinese swimmers before the Tokyo Olympics.
Ryan Garcia, seen fighting Romero Duno in Nov. 2019, has denied taking a performance-enhancing substance before his victory over Devin Haney in New York in March.
May 2, 2024
Ryan Garcia denies taking banned substance before Haney fight
ESPN reported on Wednesday that Garcia had tested positive for ostarine on the day before and day of the fight.
A World Anti-Doping Agency logo is seen at the WADA Symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 12, 2024.
May 2, 2024
USADA slams WADA for making 'half-truths' in China doping case
WADA has been under fire since last month, when the New York Times reported 23 Chinese swimmers tested positive for trimetazidine before the Tokyo Games.
Australia's Flynn Southam (left) and Elijah Winnington celebrate after winning gold in the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, on Aug. 1, 2022.
OLYMPICS / Swimming
Apr 29, 2024
Australian swimmers to use China doping scandal as 'fuel' for Paris Olympics
Flynn Southam added to his voice to a chorus of leading swimmers who find the Chinese case hard to swallow.
Twenty-three Chinese swimmers tested positive for a banned substance before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Apr 26, 2024
WADA asks 'independent prosecutor' to examine its handling of China case
The United States Anti-Doping Agency branded WADA's announcement of an independent investigation "self-serving."
WADA President Witold Banka attends the World Anti-Doping Agency Symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland on March 12.
Apr 25, 2024
Britain and Australia call for WADA review amid China scandal
WADA has been under fire since confirming media reports that 23 Chinese swimmers tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine.
World Anti-Doping Agency President Witold Banka speaks during a symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland, in March.
Apr 24, 2024
USADA calls for WADA overhaul and probe into China swimmers
WADA has continued to rebut accusations that the organization covered up the revelation that 23 Chinese swimmers tested positive for a banned substance.
Chinese athletes take part in the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Games in July 2021.
Apr 23, 2024
WADA rejects cover-up charge over investigation into Chinese swimmers
Reports claimed that 23 Chinese swimmers tested positive for trimetazidine ahead of the Tokyo Games.
Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei poses with her gold medal after winning the women's 200-meter butterfly during the Tokyo Games.
Apr 22, 2024
Chinese doping case sends swimming world into uproar and exposes bitter rifts
The disclosure of an incident that had been a secret for more than three years has drawn strong reactions from athletes, coaches and others.
Zhang Yufei celebrates after winning the women's 200-meter butterfly at the Tokyo Olympics. Zhang is one of 23 Chinese swimmers who tested positive for a banned substance seven months before the Games.
Apr 22, 2024
Australian swim coach rejects claims of systemic Chinese doping
An Australian coach who works with the Chinese Swimming Association has rejected claims of systemic state-run doping.
China's Olympic gold-medal winning 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay team celebrates on the podium at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 29, 2021.  Zhang Yufei (third from left) is among 23 top Chinese swimmers who tested positive for a banned substance in the lead up to the Games.
Apr 20, 2024
Top Chinese swimmers tested positive for banned drug, then won Olympic gold
The episode sharply divided the anti-doping world, where China’s record has long been a flashpoint.


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