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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

New York's Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for doping violation

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:30 PM

UPDATED Noah s ban will begin with the first NBA regular season or playoff game for which he is eligible and physically able to play

DOPING. This file photo taken on April 20, 2013 shows Joakim Noah still playing for the Chicago Bulls. Now the New York Knicks center, he has been suspended 20 games without pay by the NBA on March 25, 2017, after failing a doping test. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Phelps frustrated by Rio Olympics doping fears

Feb 28, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Michael Phelps in a written testimony says he and teammates are left wondering whether they were competing on a level playing field in Rio

FINAL SALVO. USA's Michael Phelps competes in the Men's swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 13, 2016. Odd Andersen/AFP

12 atlet PON positif menggunakan doping

Jan 09, 2017 - 7:37 PM

Penggunaan doping mencederai semangat sportivitas

IAAF says 200 Russians named in doping report

Jan 04, 2017 - 3:07 PM

The International Association of Athletics Federations says it has been given the names by investigators working for Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren

MORE NAMED. International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe arrives to address a press conference following a two-day IAAF council meeting on December 1, 2016 in Monaco. Russia remains suspended from international athletics competition and 200 more athletes have been named for checking. VALERY HACHE / AFP

4 Russian skeleton athletes suspended

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:56 PM

The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation IBSF suspends 4 Russian competitors as the fallout from the expose into state backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics takes another twist

SUSPENDED. This file photo taken on February 14, 2014 shows Russia's Elena Nikitina reacting after finishing her run during the Women's Skeleton 4th and final Heat of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Nikitina, who was a bronze medalist in women's skeleton at Sochi, is claimed to be among those suspended. LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP

Russian officials acknowledge doping 'conspiracy' - report

Dec 28, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Russian anti doping officials continue to reject claims of the government s involvement

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

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

5 sports scandals to watch in 2017

Dec 20, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Corruption and doping – what sports scandals can we expect to follow in 2017?

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

Retroactive doping test catches Russian gold medalist

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:32 AM

There are 7 medalists on the latest list of dope cheats released by the International Olympic Committee but the Russian 3000m women s steeplechase winner is the only champion on the list

DOPING. Russia's gold medalist Yuliya Zaripova, seen in this file photo celebrating on the podium of the women's 3000m steeplechase at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games, is caught in a retroactive doping test. JOHANNES EISELE / AFP

MMA fighter Jon Jones gets one-year doping ban over sex pill

Nov 08, 2016 - 4:09 PM

The ban will be applied retroactively to the date of the test meaning Jones 29 will be free to fight again in July 2017

ONE-YEAR BAN. Jon Jones is banned for a year after taking a sexual-performance pill tainted with a performance-enhancing substance. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Suspended Sharapova to play Madrid exhibition match in December

Oct 23, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Maria Sharapova who is banned from the WTA Tour until April 2017 for a positive test for meldonium will play Garbine Muguruza in Madrid

STAYING BUSY. Maria Sharapova, who hasn't played a competitive tournament since the 2015 Australian Open, isn't eligible to return to the WTA circuit until next April. File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

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: Nadal, Farah defend medical records after new hack

Sep 20, 2016 - 6:26 PM

A cyber hacking group leaks medical files – mostly therapeutic use exemptions – of more than 60 international athletes including tennis star Rafael Nadal and British Olympic great Mo Farah

NOTHING TO HIDE. Tennis star Rafael Nadal says he has nothing to hide after his medical records are among those leaked by a cyber-hacking group. SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP

Sangiao explains Sangcha-an’s failure to secure USADA clearance

Sep 14, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao shoots down all malicious speculations explaining why Roldan Sangcha an did not receive the green light from both UFC and USADA

CLEARANCE. Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao reveals to Rappler that Roldan Sangcha-an  has to go through a 4-month process to get a USADA clearance. Screenshot from YouTube.com/William Buya

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: Athletics nervously enters post-Bolt world

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Usain Bolt has consistently been a beacon for clean athletes amid doping and corruption scandals

LIFE AFTER BOLT. Usain Bolt of Jamaica kisses the finish line after winning the men's 4x100m relay final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. EPA/LUKAS COCH

Rio 2016: Slew of surprises in record-breaking day

Aug 13, 2016 - 11:47 AM

Schooling beats Phelps Ledecky obliterates competition Ayana smashes 10 000m record 3 suspended for doping – all in one Olympic day

OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS. USA's Katie Ledecky (C) crosses Hungary's Katinka Hosszu (top) and Canada's Hilary Caldwell during the Women's 800m Freestyle Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016. Martin Bureau/AFP

Kenyan coach dismissed from Rio after trying to take drug test for runner

Aug 13, 2016 - 12:40 AM

Athletics gets underway in Rio as doping continues to be an issue at the Olympics

SUSPICIOUS. A few eyebrows were raised when a Kenyan coach attempted to submit a urine sample on behalf of Ferguson Rotich after he competed in the men's 800m heats. Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Chinese swimmer tests positive for banned substance at Olympics

Aug 12, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi tests positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide after finishing fourth in the women s 100m butterfly final

DOPING SCANDAL. Chen Xinyi, seen at the 2014 Asian Games, is asking the IOC to test her second sample after the first one turned up positive for a banned substance. Photo by Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

French swimmer slams China's champion Sun over doping scandal

Aug 09, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Camille Lacourt who came fifth in the 100m backstroke final just after Sun Yang s triumph says swimming was becoming like athletics with two or 3 doped in each final

Camille Lacourt of France reacts after competing in the men's 100m backstroke heats of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Swimming events. EPA/ESTEBAN BIBA

Michael Phelps says dopers shouldn't be allowed to compete

Aug 09, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Phelps says it breaks my heart after controversy over athletes who have previously failed drugs tests broke out at the Rio swimming competition

NO TO DOPERS. Michael Phelps speaks out about not letting drug cheats back into swimming. EPA/PATRICK B. KRAEMER

Russia banned from Rio Paralympics over doping

Aug 07, 2016 - 11:49 PM

The ban of all Russian athletes from the Rio Paralympics is the latest hit to the country over its state run doping program

NO GO. All Russian athletes will now be banned from the Paralympics, a decision in stark contrast with the IOC's refusal to issue a blanket ban. File photo by Kay Nietfeld/EPA

Lolos kasus doping, 271 atlet Rusia diizinkan ikut Olimpiade Rio 2016

Aug 05, 2016 - 12:00 PM

IOC sebelumnya telah menskors 118 atlet Rusia dalam Olimpiade Rio 2016

Presiden Komite Olimpiade Rusia Alexander Zhukov dan kontingen negara tersebut untuk Olimpiade saat tiba di Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, pada 3 Agustus 2016. Foto oleh Tanya Zenkovich/EPA

Olympics: Russian doping ban appeals rejected

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Daniil Andrienko and 16 other rowers lodge a case against the World Rowing Federation and International Olympic Committee IOC

A file picture dated 23 February 2014 of the Olympic flag (L) and the Russian flag (R) during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia. Photo by HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/EPA

Doping for gold, Olympians ignore health risks

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:09 PM

As revelations of Russian doping have shown going into the Rio Olympics top level competitors are willing to take almost any concoction to go faster higher stronger despite risks to body mind and reputation

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More Russians banned in mounting Rio Olympics toll

Jul 27, 2016 - 12:28 PM

The number of banned Russians for the Olympics now stands at 41 since Sunday

NEW OLYMPIC CHIEF. New International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach  at a press conference closing the 125th IOC session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

IOC must make sure federations act on doping - USOC

Jul 26, 2016 - 5:22 PM

If the international federations enforce the conditions established by the IOC and if the IOC takes responsibility for ensuring that they do then we will have taken an important step in the right direction

Vitaly Smirnov, a member of the International Olympic Committee and former president of Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) attends a press conference after a meeting of the ROC in Moscow, Russia, 25 July 2016. The session aimed to take urgent measures to fight doping in Russian sports and to create a public anti-doping commission. EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV

Tersangkut kasus doping, 7 atlet renang Rusia batal ikut Olimpiade Rio

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:09 PM

Yuliya Efimova termasuk salah satu atlet yang batal tampil di Olimpiade Rio 2016

Atlet rehang Rusia, Yuliya Efimova, merupakan satu dari 7 yang dilarang tampil di Olimpiade Rio 2016. Foto oleh Patrick Kraemer/EPA

Russia avoids complete doping ban at Rio Olympics

Jul 25, 2016 - 12:05 AM

The IOC defers the decision to the discretion of individual sports federations after failing to agree on a blanket ban for state run doping

Sports court rejects Russia appeal, bars athletes from Rio

Jul 21, 2016 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED The International Olympic Committee had said the ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sport will help shape its decision on whether to ban Russia entirely from the Rio Games

Secretary General of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Matthieu Reeb delivers a statement on July 21, 2016 at its headquarters in Lausanne. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Brock Lesnar also flunks in-competition drug test

Jul 20, 2016 - 3:13 PM

The UFC has waived the 4 month notice normally required by USADA of an athlete coming out of retirement but Lesnar has been screened on a regular basis once his comeback was announced

UH-OH. Brock Lesnar fails a second doping test in a sample taken on the night of his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200. File photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Two banned substances found in Jon Jones’ system

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Jones tests positive for the anti estrogenic agent Hydroxyclomiphene as well as the aromatase inhibitor Letrozole

SUBSTANCES FOUND. A temporary suspension is handed to Jon Jones after two banned substances found in the former UFC light heavyweight titleholder's system. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Russia's Rio status hangs by thread as IOC considers ban

Jul 19, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The World Anti Doping Agency WADA calls for all Russian competitors and officials to be banned from next month s Olympics

A file picture dated 23 February 2014 of the Olympic flag (L) and the Russian flag (R) during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia. Photo by HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/EPA

Olympics: Timeline of Russian doping scandal

Jul 19, 2016 - 12:35 PM

What has happened from 2014 to the present?

A file picture dated 23 February 2014 of the Olympic flag (L) and the Russian flag (R) during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia. Photo by HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/EPA

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

5 key doping allegations leveled against Russia

Jul 18, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Here are 5 key accusations leveled by former Russian anti doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov in a New York Times article in May

A file picture dated 23 February 2014 of the Olympic flag (L) and the Russian flag (R) during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia. Photo by HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/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

Brock Lesnar faces possible anti-doping violation after UFC 200

Jul 16, 2016 - 12:17 PM

Brock Lesnar joins Jon Jones as the second fighter involved with the UFC 200 card to test positive for a prohibited substance

USADA TEST. Brock Lesnar may have violated the anti-doping policy for his UFC return against Mark Hunt. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Sharapova out of Rio Olympics as CAS delays doping decision

Jul 11, 2016 - 6:57 PM

The original ruling was expected by July 18 with Sharapova hoping that a successful appeal would have allowed her to spearhead the Russian tennis team in Rio

OUT OF OLYMPICS. Maria Sharapova will not be able to see action in the Rio Olympics. File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

Sharapova lawyer blasts WADA chief over income comment

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:15 AM

The WADA head complains his organization s yearly budget is potentially less than Maria Sharapova s annual earnings

MANDATORY VACATION. Maria Sharapova will be banned from tennis until January 2018 after failing a drug test at this year's Australian Open. File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

Russia probes ex anti-doping lab chief

Jun 18, 2016 - 3:28 PM

The move comes after the athletics world governing body IAAF unanimously voted to uphold Russia s suspension in the Rio Olympics after accusations of state sponsored doping

A file picture dated 11 November 2015 of a general view of a building of the Russian Federal State budgetary institution 'Federal scientific center of physical culture and sport' which houses the Moscow Antidoping Centre in Moscow, Russia. Photo by Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Vladimir Putin condemns 'unfair' IAAF ban on Russian athletes

Jun 18, 2016 - 3:09 PM

The clean athletes as they say why should they suffer? I really don t understand says Russia President Vladimir Putin

'UNFAIR.' President Vladimir Putin (R) condemns the IAAF's decision to extend the ban on Russian athletes for the Olympics. Photo by SERGEI CHIRIKOV/EPA

IAAF extends Russian athletics ban, leaves Olympics door ajar

Jun 18, 2016 - 1:40 PM

The IAAF Council headed by Sebastian Coe is unanimous in its decision to uphold the suspension

A file picture dated 23 February 2014 of the Olympic flag (L) and the Russian flag (R) during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia. Photo by HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/EPA