Olympics Nov 2, 2020

Russia takes battle against doping ban to court

Russia will attempt to overturn its four-year ban from international competition this week in the latest chapter of a long-running and controversial saga over state-sanctioned doping. In December of 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency declared the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to be non-compliant after being ...

WADA finds no link between therapeutic exemptions, Olympic medals

Olympics May 22, 2020

WADA finds no link between therapeutic exemptions, Olympic medals

There's no meaningful link between an athlete having a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) and winning an Olympic medal, a study unveiled Thursday by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found. U.S. tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams and reigning Olympic and world all-around gymnastics champion Simone ...

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 ...