doping

No triple triple: Bolt loses an Olympic gold for team-mate's doping

The historic triple triple of Olympic gold medals won by Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt is no more after Nesta Carter, his team-mate in the 2008 4x100-metre relay, tested positive for doping at the Beijing Games.

Two gold medallists disqualified for doping at Olympic Games

Two gold medallists are among the latest seven athletes disqualified from the Beijing and London Olympic Games for positive tests in the ongoing reanalysis of doping samples.

WADA says Russia behind hacking of its Rio Olympics database

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Tuesday that a Russian cyber espionage group was behind an attack on its database at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Four Olympic medallists from Beijing 2008 test positive for doping

Four medallists from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games were among the six latest athletes who have tested positive for doping in the reanalysis of doping samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Wednesday.

Three top Chinese weightlifters fail 2008 doping tests

Three former Olympic weightlifting champions from China have failed retests of their doping samples from the Beijing 2008 Games, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on Wednesday.

Insulted, disgusted Russia the big losers of Rio Olympics medal table

Russia's Rio Olympic team consisted of only 285 athletes after suspensions due to doping concerns. That led to a major drop in the Russians' medal collection from Brazil. Still, there was little sense of humility back home in Russia, where the next project is already in the works, the 2018 World Cup.

Russia's Kolodko loses Olympic shot put silver from 2012 for doping

Russian shot put athlete Evgeniia Kolodko is being stripped of her silver medal from the London 2012 Games after a retest of her doping samples found a steroid and a growth hormone, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Saturday.

IOC will retest all Russian drug-test samples from Sochi 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will conduct retests on all drug-test samples taken from Russian athletes at the Sochi 2014 Games after allegations of doping and tampering, IOC president Thomas Bach said Saturday.

Russia lose second 2008 Olympic relay medal to re-analysis of samples

Russia have lost the Olympic women's 4x400-metre silver medal from 2008 due to the re-analysis of Anastasia Kapachinskaya's doping sample testing positive, just two days after having the women's 4x100m gold withdrawn.

Russia's Shtokalov waits on canoe bronze over Tarnovschi dope test

Russian sprint canoeist Ilia Shtokalov must wait to see if he will be awarded the bronze medal in the men's single 1,000-metres race after the doping suspension of a Moldovan competitor, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Friday.

Two Olympic medallists fail doping tests; Yadav banned for four years

Two Olympic bronze medal winners, Kyrgyzstan weightlifter Izzat Artykov and Moldovan canoeist Serghei Tarnovschi, have failed doping tests.

Moldovan canoeist Tarnovschi suspended following Olympic doping test

Moldovan canoeist Serghei Tarnovschi, who won Olympic bronze in the single canoe 1,000-metres, has been suspended from the double canoe 1,000m "following adverse results from a pre-competition test," the International Canoe Federation says.

Kyrgyzstan weightlifter Artykov has bronze revoked for doping

Kyrgyzstan weightlifter Izzat Artykov has had his Olympic bronze medal from the men's 69-kilogram class revoked after testing positive for strychnine, the Court of Arbitration said Thursday.

Moscow threatens to stop payments to doping agency WADA

Russian Sports Minister Vitali Mutko hinted Thursday that Moscow could cut off its payments to the international doping control body WADA if it does not reinstate the Russian doping agency RUSADA.

Russia lose 4x100m gold from Beijing 2008 after positive doping test

Russia have been stripped of the women's 4x100-metre relay gold from the Beijing 2008 Games after Yulia Chermoshanskaya tested positive for forbidden substances in retests of samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday.

CAS rules Darya Klishina eligible to compete at Rio Games

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has allowed Russia's lone track and field athlete, long jumper Darya Klishina, to compete at the Rio Games.

Report: Klishina doping samples allegedly manipulated

Doping samples from Russian long jumper Darya Klishina are suspected by a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) investigator and athletics governing body IAAF to have been manipulated, a German report said Sunday.

Russian Olympic chief calls Klishina ban "cynical mockery"

Russia's Olympic Committee denounces the ban for Russian long jumper Darya Klishina from the Summer Games.

Sole Russian athletics starter Klishina out of Rio, appeal lodged

Russia has no track and field athlete left at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after its only eligible one, long jumper Darya Klishina, has been told by the ruling body IAAF she cannot compete.

WADA: Account of Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova was hacked

Someone has illegally accessed the user account of in-hiding Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Saturday

Three athletes out of Rio Olympics after doping tests

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi was provisionally suspended Friday from the Rio Olympics after testing positive for a banned substance, while Bulgarian steeplechaser Silvia Danekova and Polish weightlifting champion Tomasz Zielinski were excluded.

Chinese swimmer, Bulgarian athlete fail doping tests at Rio Games

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi and Bulgarian steeplechaser Silvia Danekova have tested positive for banned substances in the first failed doping tests at the Rio Olympics.

"All lies" say defiant Russians about doping allegations

Denial and defiance are much in evidence in the Russian house at the Rio Olympics these days. Doping allegations about Russia are lies, say the athletes.

Ukrainian javelin thrower loses 2012 silver after positive retest

Ukrainian javelin thrower Oleksandr Pyatnytsya has been stripped of his silver medal from the 2012 Olympics by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after a retest of his sample exposed an illicit substance.

Americans hail King win as victory for clean swimming

Lilly King downed Yulia Efimova in the 100-metre women's breaststroke final in Rio, in what had become a grudge match over the Russian's doping past.

Doping whistleblower Stepanova will not pursue Rio spot through CAS

Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova will not go before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to win the right to compete at the Rio Olympics, her manager Patrick Magyar told dpa Friday.

Russia plans legal action against doping report

Russia plans to take legal action after a report this month said the country was running a state-sponsored sports doping programme.

IAAF rejects Russia's request to allow banned athletes into Olympics

The world athletics governing body IAAF has rejected Russia's request to allow dozens of recently banned Russian athletes to compete in the upcoming Summer Olympics if they pass doping tests, state news agency TASS reported Wednesday.

Bach defends IOC decision on Russia, says WADA slow to react

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach defended the decision not to ban Russia from the forthcoming Rio Games and said the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) could have acted earlier.

WADA disappointed, others disgusted by IOC ruling on Russia

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) late Sunday voiced disappointment that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stopped short of imposing a blanket ban on Russian athletes for the upcoming Rio Games.

IOC decides against full ban of Russian athletes from Rio Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday decided against a ban of all Russian athletes from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in connection with allegations of widespread and state-organized doping.

IOC starts conference call on possible Olympics exclusion of Russia

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday started a conference call to decide whether to ban the entire Russian team from the Rio de Janeiro Games over allegations of systematic and state-organized doping

Olympians face crucial decision on Russian participation in Rio

The IOC executive board holds a conference call Sunday to decide on Russian participation at the Rio Olympics - with legal matters the key for any kind of decision relating to allegations of widespread and state-organized doping in the country.

IOC: 45 further positive doping tests from 2008 and 2012 Olympics

Another 45 athletes, including 23 medallists, have tested positive for forbidden substances in a second round of retests of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday.

CAS: Russian track and field athletes remain banned from Rio Olympics

Russian track and field athletes remain banned from next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday it has rejected appeals from 67 Russian athletes and the nation's Olympic Committee (NOC).

Russia's Mutko doesn't rule out civil court action after CAS ruling

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko doesn't rule out civil court action, the Tass news agency quotes him as saying after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejects appeals from Russia against an Olympic ban for their track and field athletes.

Russia slams verdict on Olympic ban as unjustified, politicized

Russia's Sport Minister Vitaly Mutko rejects a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold a ban on dozens of Russian athletes from participating in the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio.

IAAF welcomes CAS ruling on Russia

The ruling athletics body IAAF welcomes the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to reject appeals from Russia on the ban of its track and field athletes from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

IOC defers decision on Olympics ban for Russian sport

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has deferred a decision on a possible ban on all Russian athletes for the Rio Games over doping while opening disciplinary proceedings against Russian sports ministry officials.

Doping whistleblower Stepanova to receive German award

Doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova is to receive an award in Germany for her part in uncovering state-run doping in Russia.

Athletes welcome WADA report, call for Russia Olympics ban

Athletes have welcomed the outcome of an investigation into state-controlled doping in Russia.

Putin: Officials in WADA report will be suspended for investigation

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that officials accused in a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report of enabling widespread abuse of performance-enhancing drugs will be suspended for the duration of an investigation.

Russian officials denounce WADA's doping report as unjustified

Russian senior officials condemned Monday as unjustified a report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that accused the country of using a state-sponsored drug programme to give its athletes an unfair advantage at summer and winter Olympics.

WADA: Russia athletes benefited from state-controlled doping

Russia operated a state doping programme which benefited athletes at summer and winter Olympics over at least a four year period, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Monday following an investigation.

Russia rejects calls for Olympic ban over doping

Russia has criticised as politically motivated an attempt by US and Canada's anti-doping agencies to obtain its complete exclusion from the Olympics over doping.

Bach: IOC would have to "carefully check" Stepanova's Olympic start

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) can't make a decision on whether Russian middle-distance runner Yuliya Stepanova can take part in the summer Olympic Games until it receives a request to do so from world athletics body IAAF.

Russia to appeal to CAS against Olympics suspension

Russia's athletics federation is to go the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to appeal against its Olympics suspension, the head of its Olympic committee, Alexander Zhukov, said in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday.

IOC welcomes "strong stance" on doping after Russia ban ruling

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) welcomes the "strong stance against doping" taken by the IAAF following the international athletics federation's ban on Russia competing at the Olympics.

IAAF bans Russian team at Rio but offers exception for clean athletes

Russia's track and field team cannot compete in the summer Olympic Games because the country has not given up its doping culture, but exceptions will be considered for clean athletes, world athletics body IAAF ruled Friday.

IAAF chief under pressure as athletics body rules on Russia

The world athletics body IAAF was set to rule Friday whether to ban Russian athletes from the upcoming Olympics, but the decision was overshadowed by a media report alleging that IAAF chief Sebastian Coe had reacted too late to the Russian doping scandal.

Russia's Olympic fate to be decided as IAAF chief faces new trouble

The world athletics body IAAF was set to rule Friday in Vienna whether Russian athletes will be banned from the upcoming Olympics, but the decision was overshadowed by allegations that IAAF chief Sebastian Coe had been slow to respond to the Russian scandal.

WADA reports more doping violations in Russia ahead of IAAF ruling

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has issued further allegations to existing charges of systematic doping and cover-ups of positive doping tests in Russia

Russia faces Olympic ban, mired in doping scandal and football riots

It is a week of judgement for Russia and its proud sporting tradition. The IAAF is set to decide whether Russia's track-and-field athletes will be allowed to compete in the upcoming Olympics amid a widespread doping scandal. Meanwhile, Russian football fans riot Euro 2016.

Sharapova handed two-year ban for failed drugs test; plans to appeal

Five-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova was Wednesday banned from tennis for two years after testing positive for a newly banned substance.

German court upholds sport arbitration in ruling against Pechstein

German speed skater Claudia Pechstein has lost a damages claim at the country's highest civil court against governing skating body ISU in a ruling upholding the system of sport arbitration.

No blood tests yet from all Euro 2016 players

Not every player at Euro 2016 will have been blood tested before Friday's start of the tournament, but the ruling body UEFA plans further tests during the event.

German federal court of justice rules against speed skater Pechstein

German speed skater Claudia Pechstein has lost a damages claim at the country's highest civil court against governing skating body ISU.

Isinbayeva: Russia treated unfairly in doping affairs

Pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva says her native Russia is being treated unfairly in recent doping allegations as substance abuse also takes place in other countries.

23 athletes from 2012 London Games fail doping tests

Twenty-three athletes from five sports and six National Olympic Committees failed doping tests in a reanalysis of samples from the 2012 London Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Friday.

IOC chief Bach says federations could be banned over doping

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach wants a speedy investigation into allegations of systematic doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and says anyone involved in doping could receive a lifetime ban with federations also banned.

Moscow rejects US investigation into Russian doping allegations

The Kremlin's spokesman said Wednesday that Russia rejects a US investigation into alleged abuse of performance-enhancing drugs by Russian athletes.

IOC: 31 athletes tested positive in Beijing Games retests

Thirty-one athletes have tested positive for doping in retesting of 2008 Beijing Games samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Tuesday.

IOC says 31 athletes tested positive in Beijing Games retests

Thirty-one athletes have tested positive for doping in retesting of 2008 Beijing Olympic samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Tuesday.

Russia rejects latest doping claims; WADA to investigate

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman on Friday rejected claims that a former senior sports official participated in a state doping programme during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi as a "defector's slander."

Russia rejects ex-official's doping claims as "defector's slander"

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman rejects claims that a former senior sports official participated in a state doping programme during the Olympics as a "defector's slander."

Russia stays suspended from athletics, IAAF says

Russia has not done enough on anti-doping reforms to have its suspension from world athletics lifted, athletics governing body IAAF said Friday.

Ukrainian biathlete fails doping test

Ukraine biathlete Olga Abramova was named Tuesday by the country's biathlon federation as the athlete provisionally suspended last week following a doping test at a World Cup event in January.

UK Athletics wants records erased, new era to overcome doping crisis

Britain's federation UK Athletics (UKA) on Monday recommended resetting world records in order to start a new and clean era in the sport but one of its own athletic heroes hit out against the plan.

IAAF employees confronted Diack over Russia cases; went to CAS

IAAF staff members repeatedly confronted then president Lamine Diack on delays of disciplinary proceedings against six Russian athletes who had violated anti-doping rules, and resisted approaches to have them compete at the 2013 world championships in Moscow.

IOC: Almost 500 drug test samples from 2006 Olympics re-analysed

Almost 500 drug test samples from the 2006 Winter games in Turin have been re-examined, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday, without giving details on possible positive tests.