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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Decision by WADA puts Russia’s Olympic future in peril

The chances of the Russian flag flying at next year’s Olympics took a potentially lethal hit Friday when anti-doping regulators recommended the country be declared noncompliant for tampering with data …

Italian swimmer Andrea Vergani provisionally suspended for cannabis

The Italian swimmer who posted the world’s best time in the men’s 50-meter freestyle this year has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for cannabis. Italy’s anti-doping body says Andrea …

UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019

Former Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop banned for 4 years for doping

Former Olympic and three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop of Kenya was banned for four years for testing positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO after his claim that urine samples might …

Hearing points to Vladimir Putin’s role in Russian doping scandal

Supporters of a bill that would make international sports doping a crime argued the legislation would deter scandals like Russian state-sponsored drug use at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Whistleblower Yulia …

UCI chief wants investigation into Team Sky doping findings

The head of cycling’s world governing body wants an investigation into the findings of a doping report that accused Team Sky of using drugs to enhance the performance of its …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

IOC upholds ban of Russia through Winter Games; athletes won’t march in closing ceremony

The International Olympic Committee on Sunday upheld the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games because of doping, denying the 168 athletes competing here as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

IOC decision on Russians to come day of closing ceremony

The International Olympic Committee has left a decision on whether to reinstate Russia to the Pyeongchang Olympics until the day of the closing ceremony. The IOC is leaving all options …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018

Russian curlers say bronze medalist suspected of doping

Russian curlers said Monday a coach told them that mixed doubles bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Japanese short-track speedskater becomes first doping case of Pyeongchang Olympics

Kei Saito, a reserve on Japan’s short-track speedskating team, is the first athlete to test positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport …

Court rejects appeals by 47 Russians against Olympic bans

Russia’s desperate attempt to get 45 banned athletes – including several medal favorites – into the Pyeongchang Olympics failed just hours before Friday’s opening ceremony.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

IOC review panel to look again at 15 Russian athletes

The International Olympic Committee says it will review the case of 15 Russian athletes ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the light of a ruling by the Court of …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

Twenty-eight Russians have Olympic doping bans lifted

Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee’s policy on the country into turmoil.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018

4 years on in Sochi, cocktails replace steroid samples

The building at the center of a Russia doping scandal which rocked the 2014 Winter Olympics now hosts a restaurant celebrating its notoriety amid a tourism boom.

Russia loses 2 more Olympic silver medals because of doping

Russia has lost two more Olympic medals from Sochi because of doping.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

Vladimir Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t boycott the Pyeongchang Olympics. Putin says his government will allow Russians to compete as neutral athletes at the upcoming games in South Korea. The International …

The red Russian uniforms will be gone, but not the athletes

There will be Russians competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics and likely winning some medals. The International Olympic Committee has barred the Russian team from competing in Pyeongchang but the country …

As four more Russians banned, Olympic leader Bach warns critics

Four more Russians were disqualified for doping at the Sochi Olympics shortly after IOC President Thomas Bach signaled a possible shift toward barring the country’s athletes from the Pyeongchang Games. …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017

4 more Russian skiers banned for doping at Sochi Olympics

Four more Russian cross-country skiers were found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday, including silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin.

Russian gold medalist disqualified for Sochi Olympics doping

In a landmark verdict that indicates Russia conspired to run a doping program at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a cross-country skier who won a gold medal was disqualified by the …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

Doping scandal roils another sport: Dogsledding

Cycling. Baseball. Track. Horse racing. Now dogsledding has become the latest professional sport to be engulfed in a doping scandal, this one involving the huskies that dash across the frozen …

Former team physician says China was doping in ’80s and ’90s

The World Anti-Doping Agency is looking into allegations made by a German broadcaster that Chinese athletes benefited from systematic doping in the 1980s and 90s.

Russian doping whistleblower faces arrest if he returns

A Russian court has ruled that doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov should be arrested if he returns to his home country.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017

UFC: Champ Jon Jones flagged for another failed doping test

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been notified of another potential violation of the UFC’s anti-doping policy. Jones’ potential violation stems from a sample collected after his weigh-in July 28 …

At Tour de France, doping is always part of the story

Time and cycling’s sustained anti-doping efforts have repaired some of the damage done to the Tour de France by the Lance Armstrong era of widespread blood doping. But the positive …

WBC hands Alexander Povetkin suspension, $250,000 fine in doping case

Russian heavyweight title contender Alexander Povetkin has been suspended indefinitely and fined $250,000 by the World Boxing Council in a doping case. Povetkin tested positive for the banned muscle-builder ostarine …

Michael Phelps asks Congress to ensure anti-doping system is fair

Testifying before a congressional hearing on improving anti-doping measures, Michael Phelps has expressed frustration over seeing others cheat and says athletes need to believe the system works. The retired swimmer …

Russia says no more athletes approved for European indoors

Russian track and field officials say they don’t expect any more of their athletes to be allowed to compete at the European indoor championships next week. The IAAF allowed three …

CAS says Nesta Carter has appealed against doping ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Nesta Carter has filed an appeal against his doping ban, a sanction that caused Usain Bolt to lose one of his nine Olympic …

Kazakhstan says biathletes tested clean after doping raid

Kazakhstan’s top sports official says the country’s biathletes passed doping tests following a police raid which seized medical equipment and drugs at the world championships. Austrian police raided the Kazakh …

Russian Olympic champion Maria Savinova stripped of gold, banned

Russian runner Maria Savinova has been stripped of her 2012 Olympic gold medal for doping, putting Caster Semenya in line to take to the title. Savinova, who won the 800-meter …