WADA shuts down Moscow drug-testing lab again

General Jan 23, 2020

WADA shuts down Moscow drug-testing lab again

The World Anti-Doping Agency ordered Moscow's drug-testing laboratory to be shut down again Wednesday. That followed WADA's finding last month that data stored at the lab was tampered with in an apparent bid to cover up past drug use by Russian athletes and implicate WADA ...

IOC, Paralympics join Russian doping court case

Olympics Jan 18, 2020

IOC, Paralympics join Russian doping court case

The International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee want to have a say on Russia's doping ban. With Russia facing a four-year ban on its name and anthem at major events including the Olympics and Paralympics, the IPC said Friday that both bodies filed ...

Olympics Jan 13, 2020

Two Romanian weightlifters set to lose Olympic medals for doping

Two more weightlifters face being stripped of their medals from the 2012 Olympics over doping. The International Weightlifting Federation has said Romanians Roxana Cocos and Razvan Martin are suspected of using banned steroids after their 2012 samples were re-tested using modern technology. The IWF said Cocos' ...

Russia confirms it will appeal four-year Olympic doping ban

Olympics Dec 27, 2019

Russia confirms it will appeal four-year Olympic doping ban

Russia has confirmed that it will appeal against its four-year Olympic ban for manipulating doping data. The Russian anti-doping agency, known as RUSADA, sent a formal letter Friday disagreeing with the sanctions imposed earlier this month by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The case is now ...

Olympics Dec 19, 2019

Russia appeals four-year doping ban

Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA will appeal the four-year ban from major sporting events, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics handed to the country over allegations of state-sponsored doping and repeated cover-up attempts, Tass news agency reported Thursday. RUSADA's supervisory committee decided Thursday to file an appeal ...

Russia hits back at 'political' doping ban threat

Olympics Nov 28, 2019

Russia hits back at 'political' doping ban threat

Russia on Thursday hit back at a proposed four-year ban on the country's athletes, denouncing accusations of a doping cover-up as a politically motivated attempt to block its athletes from competing. A committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday made a bombshell recommendation for ...

Russia anti-doping boss expects lengthy Olympic ban

Olympics Oct 23, 2019

Russia anti-doping boss expects lengthy Olympic ban

Russia's anti-doping chief is predicting a lengthy Olympic ban for the national squad, lashing out at Moscow authorities who he says handed over falsified lab data to international investigators. The accusations are the latest scandal to hit Russian sport after the country was banned from ...