Sports / Doping

Doping athletes, coaches to lose Russian presidential scholarships

2017-07-18 16:29

Russian athletes, coaches and other sports specialists in breach of anti-doping rules will lose their presidential scholarships, according to a decree published on the Kremlin's website on Saturday.

Russia hopes anti-doping body will be reinstated in November

2017-03-14 09:17

Russia said on Monday it hoped its anti-doping body RUSADA would have its suspension lifted in November, but the World Anti-Doping Agency said it still had "significant work" to do and that the road map was slipping at times.

Russia loses 2017 bobsleigh and skeleton world championships

2016-12-14 10:32

The doping scandal that has engulfed Russian sport claimed another casualty on Tuesday when the 2017 bobsleigh and skeleton world championships were taken away from Sochi amid the growing threat of a boycott.

IAAF prelongs Russia's all-round doping ban

2016-12-02 10:01

The Athletics' world governing body IAAF voted on Thursday to extend Russia's doping ban from international competitions.

Sporting leaders back proposals to give more powers to WADA

2016-10-09 10:22

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants to give more power to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in the fight against drug-cheating by athletes.

Nadal, Farah defend medical records

2016-09-21 07:16

Rafael Nadal and British Olympic great Mo Farah said they have nothing to hide after their medical records were the latest to be leaked by a cyber-hacking group on Monday.

Under 3 percent of US athletes in Rio had medical exemptions

2016-09-21 07:16

Fifteen of the 558 athletes in the US delegation at the Rio Olympics - or slightly less than 3 percent - had therapeutic-use exemptions in force during the games.

Moscow denies involvement in hacker attacks on WADA

2016-09-14 09:52

Moscow denied on Tuesday any involvement in the recent hacker attacks on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) database.

Russians railing over ban from Paralympics

2016-08-25 08:07

A ban on Russian athletes competing in the Rio Paralympics was upheld on Tuesday, triggering anger in Moscow after the country lost an appeal against its exclusion over a state-run doping program.

WADA reinstates Beijing anti-doping lab

2016-08-17 08:53

The World Anti-Doping Agency has lifted the suspension on the Beijing anti-doping lab after the lab was banned for nearly four months due to technical oversight.

More Russians rush to appeal Rio suspensions

2016-08-02 08:01

Yulia Efimova on Sunday became the third Russian swimmer to challenge her Rio Olympics ban as the International Olympic Committee rejected blame for the Russia doping crisis.

WADA 'disappointed' by IOC decision on Russia

2016-07-25 10:52

The International Olympic Committee's decision to reject calls to ban all Russian competitors from the Rio Olympics could lead to "lesser protection for clean athletes," the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Sunday.

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