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Testosterone a 'significant' boost for women athletes

Jul 04, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Hyperandrogenism is a condition that causes high natural levels of the male hormone testosterone in women

SIGNIFICANT BOOST. High levels of testosterone that are naturally produced by some elite female athletes give them a 'significant' competitive edge in athletics events. Dutee Chand, an Indian athlete with the condition, successfully challenged the IAAF regulations before the Court of Arbitration for Sports. File Photo by Manjunath Kiran / AFP

28 Russians face action over Sochi Olympics doping – IOC

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:52 PM

The IOC said the action was being taken following evidence produced by World Anti Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren who released his latest report on December 9

This file photo taken on February 21, 2014 at the Olympic Park in Sochi shows a sign showing the direction to the anti-doping laboratory of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. LEON NEAL / AFP

Salt and coffee used to hide tainted Russian doping samples

Dec 10, 2016 - 10:46 AM

The former head of Moscow s main anti doping laboratory had to resort to desperate measures because of the potential time bomb of being found out by WADA

This file photo taken on February 21, 2014 at the Olympic Park in Sochi shows a sign showing the direction to the anti-doping laboratory of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. LEON NEAL / AFP

5 key points from new Russian doping report

Dec 10, 2016 - 10:34 AM

Here are important points from the new Russian doping report published by investigator Richard McLaren

DAMNING REPORT. Professor Richard McLaren speaks during a press conference following the publication of his report on drug use in Russian sport, in central London on December 9, 2016. Adrian Dennis/AFP

No Putin link to Russian doping, says investigator

Dec 10, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Despite doping invesetigator Richard McLaren saying senior officials within Russia s ministry of sports actively supported the practice he found no links to president Vladimir Putin

This file photo taken on May 16, 2011 in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar shows Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) listening to Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko while visiting a sports complex under construction for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. ALEXEY DRUZHININ / POOL / AFP

Russia faces calls for total ban over doping

Dec 10, 2016 - 10:14 AM

The IOC this week extended sanctions against Russia while the International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF recently renewed its suspension of the country

This file photo taken on February 21, 2014 at the Olympic Park in Sochi shows a sign showing the direction to the anti-doping laboratory of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. LEON NEAL / AFP

Russia denies state doping program in sports after fresh revelations

Dec 10, 2016 - 12:02 AM

Moscow consistently denies the existence of any government run scheme to cheat its way to medal glory

DOPING. Professor Richard McLaren (L) sits alongside the report's chief investigator Martin Dubbey, during a press conference following the publication of his report on drug use in Russian sport, in central London on December 9, 2016. Photo by Adrian Dennis/ AFP

More than 1,000 Russian athletes in 'institutionalized' doping – report

Dec 09, 2016 - 8:07 PM

UPDATED International sport had been hijacked by the Russians according to Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren who has previously accused Russia of state sponsored cheating

DAMNING REPORT. Professor Richard McLaren speaks during a press conference following the publication of his report on drug use in Russian sport, in central London on December 9, 2016. Adrian Dennis/AFP

Sharapova's doping ban reduced to 15 months

Oct 04, 2016 - 9:39 PM

The Court of Arbitration for Sport cuts the tennis star s ban by 9 months allowing her to return by April of 2017

LENIENCY. Maria Sharapova can return to action by next April after her suspension was reduced by 9 months. Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images/AFP

Doping: WADA fury as Russian hackers release Williams', Biles data

Sep 14, 2016 - 10:21 AM

WADA said in a statement that the Russian cyber espionage group Tsar Team APT28 also known as Fancy Bears had broken into its Anti Doping Administration and Management System ADAMS database

US gymnast Simone Biles competes in the women's floor event final of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016. Thomas Coex/AFP

Olympics: Russia doping state-dictated with secret service backing – report

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Richard McLaren: The Moscow laboratory operated for the protection of doped Russian athletes within a state dictated failsafe system

ANTI-DOPING. Richard Pound (C), head of the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and members of the commission Richard H. McLaren (L), and Guenter Younger, hold a press conference in Unterschleissheim, Germany, January 14, 2016. Photo by Sven Hoppe/EPA

Olympics: Key Russia findings could cast shadow over Rio

Jul 17, 2016 - 11:25 AM

A World Anti Doping Agency decision on whether to let the Rio doping laboratory reopen could also hamper International Olympic Committee preparations

A picture taken on November 18, 2015 shows the glass window displaying the Olympic Rings at the Russian Olympic Committee building in Moscow. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Federer backs Sharapova suspension: 'It's about zero tolerance'

Jun 10, 2016 - 3:55 AM

Roger Federer feels ITF made the right call in banning Maria Sharapova for two years for failing a drug test at the Australian Open

COURT OF OPINION. Roger Federer, seen with Maria Sharapova in 2006, feels it's the player's responsibility to know what they put in their bodies. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Kenya avoids Olympics ban with anti-doping bill

Apr 21, 2016 - 10:14 AM

Kenya had been threatened with a ban from the Rio Games if the country did not apply new anti doping legislation to tackle a spate of damaging positive drug tests

SKIRTING BAN. Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and the Arts, Hassan Wario, delivers his speech during an award gala ceremony at the Fifth Athletics Kenya Golden Gala in Nairobi, Kenya, 10 December 2015. Photo by Daniel Irungu/EPA

Russian athletics hit by first meldonium cases

Mar 22, 2016 - 5:01 PM

The athletics federation did not name the 4 athletes who tested positive

BANNED. A file picture made available in September 2015 of the production of 'Mildronate' at the pharmaceutical company Grindex in Riga, Latvia, 23 November 2010. 'Meldonium', also known as 'Mildronate', is produced in Latvia and is used to treat slow blood flow or a lack of it, known as ischemia. Photo by VALDA KALNINA/EPA

Rafa Nadal fires back at drug test cover-up claim

Mar 13, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Rafael Nadal hits back at a claim that he faked an injury in 2012 to cover up a failed drugs test saying I am tired of all of this

CLEAN CLAIM. Rafael Nadal, a 14-time Grand Slam champ, did not take kindly to a suggestion that he had covered up a failed drug test. File photo by Ena Terol/Rappler

Sharapova lashes out at critics: 'I’m proud of how I have played the game'

Mar 12, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Sharapova disputes claims that she had been warned on 5 occasions about meldonium being added to WADA s banned list

YOU GOT SERVED. Maria Sharapova isn't keeping quiet in the face of the criticism she has received. File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

Maria Sharapova remains determined to play again after drug test fail

Mar 10, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Sharapova posted on Facebook that her inbox was full capacity of love and compassion following her announcement that she failed a drug test

Rafa Nadal denies doping rumors after Sharapova controversy

Mar 10, 2016 - 1:59 PM

Rafael Nadal says he s only used legal methods to recover from his injuries over the years

CLEAN SPORT. Rafael Nadal wants to let the world know he is a clean athlete. Photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA

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Mar 10, 2016 - 12:08 PM

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Nadal says Sharapova 'should be punished' to set an example

Mar 10, 2016 - 9:29 AM

The 14 time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal lauds the sport s anti doping program saying the sport must keep a clean image

Rafael Nadal was one of several tennis players to offer opinion on Maria Sharapova's failed drug test. Photo by Christophe Karaba/EPA

Sharapova's lawyer confident of a lenient ban after failed drug test

Mar 10, 2016 - 3:36 AM

Sharapova s team begins the process of securing a penalty less than the 4 year ban she could face for failing a drug test

FACING SUSPENSION. Maria Sharapova is hoping for a shorter ban than the possible 4-year suspension she could face. File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

490 athletes may have used meldonium at European Games - report

Mar 10, 2016 - 12:08 AM

Some 490 athletes including 13 medalists may have taken meldonium the drug responsible for tennis star Maria Sharapova s failed dope test

RAMPANT USE. Meldonium, prescribed primarily for heart issues, may have been in heavy use at the 2015 Baku Games. File photo by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

How the World Anti-Doping Agency prepares yearly banned list

Mar 09, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Here is an explanation of how WADA comes up with the Prohibited List of substances and methods each year and where the 2016 list can be found

BANNED. A file picture made available in September 2015 of the production of 'Mildronate' at the pharmaceutical company Grindex in Riga, Latvia, 23 November 2010. 'Meldonium', also known as 'Mildronate', is produced in Latvia and is used to treat slow blood flow or a lack of it, known as ischemia. Maria Sharapova tested positive for Meldonium during the 2016 Australian Open. Photo by VALDA KALNINA/EPA

Ex-WADA boss to BBC: Sharapova 'reckless beyond description'

Mar 09, 2016 - 11:31 AM

You are taking something on a list I am sorry That is a big mistake Of course she should have known says Dick Pound WADA boss from 1999 to 2007

DOPED. Maria Sharapova is the highest profile athlete to test positive for the recently banned Meldonium. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Sharapova not alone: More Russian athletes fall victim to Meldonium

Mar 09, 2016 - 11:19 AM

Russia s sports minister Vitaly Mutko says he was shocked by the avalanche of positive tests for the medicine which he claims doesn t enhance an athlete s performance

FAILED. Russians athletes Alexander Markin (L) and Pavel Kulizhnikov have failed a doping test for Meldonium. File Photos by VASSIL DONEV, JEON HEON-KYUN/EPA

Sharapova business empire in doping turmoil

Mar 09, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Maria Sharapova whose rags to riches story was the stuff of Hollywood dreams now risks a ban of up to 4 years which could see her carefully constructed marketing empire collapse

TURMOIL. Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's empire is in turmoil in the aftermath of her announcement she tested positive for a banned substance. Photo by LUKAS COCH/EPA

Banning Meldonium is a 'human rights' violation, says drug creator

Mar 09, 2016 - 3:32 AM

The creator of the drug tennis star Maria Sharapova tested positive for says it isn t a performance enhancer and banning it would prevent athletes from caring for their health

SUSPENDED. Maria Sharapova claims she took the recently-banned medication for legitimate health reasons. File photo by Lukas Coch/EPA

Serena: Sharapova ‘showed a lot of courage’ in drug confession

Mar 09, 2016 - 2:23 AM

Serena Williams gives high marks to her Russian rival for being up front and very honest in addressing her failed drug test

FRIENDLY RIVALRY. Serena Williams (R) expressed support for Maria Sharapova (L) after her failed drug test at the Australian Open. File photo by Filip Singer/EPA

Normal Meldonium course is 4-6 weeks - not 10 years, says manufacturer

Mar 09, 2016 - 1:48 AM

The manufacturer of the drug which Maria Sharapova tested positive for says the course can be repeated 2 3 times a year

DRUG CONTROVERSY. Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova shocked the sports world after admitting that she had failed a drug test at this year's Australian Open. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Pacquiao, Sharapova are not the first to fall out with Nike

Mar 08, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Look back at the athletes Nike has dropped and stuck by through controversy

UN-ENDORSED. Maria Sharapova and Manny Pacquiao are not the first athletes to fall out with Nike. Sharapova file photo by EPA, Pacquiao file photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

TAG Heuer won't renew Sharapova contract after positive drug test

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:39 PM

The Swiss watchmaker announces it won t renew its contract with Maria Sharapova after she failed a doping test at the Australian Open

FALLOUT. Maria Sharapova announced her positive test for Meldonium at a press conference on Tuesday, sending shockwaves through the sport. Photo by MAST IRHAM/EPA

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What is Meldonium, the drug Sharapova tested positive for?

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Meldonium which is used to treat ischemia was added to the list of substances banned by the World Anti Doping Agency this year

DOPED. Maria Sharapova is the highest profile athlete to test positive for the recently banned Meldonium. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Sharapova confirms failed drug test, sanction uncertain

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:11 AM

Sharapova says she tested positive for Meldonium a substance she had been taking since 2006 but one that was added to the banned list this year

ADMISSION. Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova announces that she has tested positive for a banned substance at a press conference at the LA Downtown Hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA, March 7, 2016. Mike Nelson/EPA

Athletics: Ban Russia from Rio, doping group urges

Nov 17, 2015 - 4:01 PM

After an iNADO meeting in Colorado chairman David Kenworthy says Russian athletes needed to be banned to send a message

OLYMPICS BAN? Doping group calls for Russia to be banned from competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics. A file picture from February 2014 shows the Olympic flag (right) and the Russian flag during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympics in Russia. File photo by KAY NIETFELD/EPA

Athletics: Bombshell report urges Russian ban over state-sanctioned doping

Nov 10, 2015 - 8:13 AM

WADA s commission also calles for 5 Russian athletes to be given lifetime bans suggesting the presence of doped athletes had sabotaged the 2012 Games in London

Women leave the Russian Olympic Committee building which houses the headquarters of the All-Russian Athletics Federation in Moscow on November 9, 2015. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Doping claims overshadow Mayweather 'finale'

Sep 11, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Floyd Mayweather steps into the ring Saturday for what he says will be the last time amid accusations he violated anti doping rules

Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP

WADA alarmed by new athletics doping scandal

Aug 02, 2015 - 3:15 PM

The new allegations say that leaked results from 12 000 blood tests on 5 000 competitors by the International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF show the wide extent of cheating in the sport

Craig Reedie, the new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), addresses the media during a press conference at the end of 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sports in Johannesburg, on November 15, 2013. Alexander Joe/AFP

Research breakthrough could help detect HGH

Mar 13, 2014 - 3:41 AM

A research breakthrough using the insulin like growth factor IGF 1 as a biomarker could produce a better test for human growth hormone

NO HOPE IN DOPE.Human Growth Hormone, like the type cyclist Lance Armstrong admitted to using to win 7 Tour De France titles, may become easier to detect with new science. Photo by Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Cycling union disbands Armstrong commission

Jan 29, 2013 - 11:24 AM

The International Cycling Union UCI announced Monday January 28 it had disbanded the independent commission it had set up to investigate alleged involvement by the global governing body in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal