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 ...

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 ...

Sports Sep 15, 2016

WADA reveals hackers strike again

The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Wednesday that another batch of athlete data has been leaked by the same Russian cyber espionage group that published confidential data earlier this week. WADA said in a statement the hackers released data of 25 athletes from the United ...

IOC's decision on Russia a disgrace

Sports | SPORTS SCOPE Jul 30, 2016

IOC's decision on Russia a disgrace

by Ed Odeven

The IOC has exposed itself as a toothless tiger. The Olympics' global governing body showed it lacked the moral fortitude and backbone to take a necessary stand against Russia. By leaving it up to international sports federations to determine if Russian athletes who compete for ...

More Sports / Athletics 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 bill, ...

More Sports / Athletics 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 meldonium ...

Former athletics chief Diack placed under investigation

More Sports / Athletics Nov 5, 2015

Former athletics chief Diack placed under investigation

Lamine Diack, the former head of world athletics, has been placed under formal investigation in France on suspicion of corruption and money laundering following a complaint from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The inquiry, confirmed by the French financial prosecutor's office on Wednesday, comes at ...

Sports Sep 23, 2015

WADA signs agreement with China to tackle drug rings

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with China's sports ministry to crack down on the manufacture and supply of performance-enhancing drugs in the country. WADA has long branded China the world's top producer and exporter of PEDs, which are openly ...