More Sports Dec 15, 2017

College wrestling champ Taishi Narikuni handed two-year doping ban

National collegiate champion Taishi Narikuni has been handed a two-year ban by the Japan Anti-Doping Agency for failing a drug test, it was announced on Thursday. According to a source familiar with the matter, the 20-year-old wrestler from Aoyama Gakuin University underwent a test after ...

Olympics Dec 10, 2016

Murofushi expresses shock over McLaren Report findings

Former Olympian Koji Murofushi said Saturday that the McLaren Report released on Fridayby the World Anti-Doping Agency implicating over 1,000 Russian athletes in an institutional doping conspiracy was "shocking." "The scope is very big. It's a shocking report," said Murofushi, who won the gold medal ...

Sanfrecce defender Chiba receives tentative ban for doping

Soccer / J. League 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. The test ...

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 20, 2013

Athletics: Marathoner Yoshida to get longer ban

The Japan Sports Arbitration Agency on Tuesday announced it had accepted a plea by the Japan Anti-Doping Agency to have Japanese marathoner Kaori Yoshida's suspension increased from one year to two. Yoshida tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug erythropoietin (EPO) after finishing fourth at last ...