More Sports / Athletics Jul 19, 2018

Corporate ekiden champion Moeno Nakamura fails drug test

Women's corporate ekiden road relay champion Moeno Nakamura has been suspended and her team stripped of its title after she tested positive for a banned substance, the Japan Anti-Doping Agency announced Thursday. Nakamura, a former member of the Universal Entertainment team that won the Japan ...

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 / Athletics 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 ...