DOPE TEST

  • CWG 2014: Santoshi awarded silver, Swati upgraded to bronze in weightlifting August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian weightlifter Santoshi Matsa's bronze was converted into silver while Swati Singh, who had finished fourth, was given the bronze medal after Nigerian teenager Chika Amalaha was stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal in the women's 53kg category for failing a dope test. Papua New Guinea's Dika Toua was...
  • FIFA hopeful for timely World Cup doping tests June 6, 2014

    FIFA says doping samples from World Cup players in South America are arriving at a laboratory in Switzerland within 33 hours. FIFA and the World AntiDoping Agencyaccredited lab in Lausanne are under time pressure to test samples before a player's next match several days later. Testing for the World Cup in Brazil...
  • India has second highest dope cheats in the world August 14, 2013

    According to a recent report by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), India is second only to Russia in the list of countries with most athletes blacklisted for doping The Indian Express reported on Tuesday. As many as 43 Indian athletes are currently serving IAAF suspensions for their...
  • Delhi and KKR bowler Pradeep Sangwan fails dope test July 18, 2013

    Sangwan, 22, plays for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy and has represented Kolkata Knight Riders during the last two editions of the IPL. ...
  • KKR bowler Pradeep Sangwan fails dope test July 18, 2013

    New Delhi The sixth edition of IPL, which was rocked by the spotfixing scandal, has now been hit by a doping fiasco with Delhi and Kolkata Knight Rider's promising leftarm seamer Pradeep Sangwan failing a random dope test during the cashrich league. Sangwan is only the second cricketer in the history...
  • I hired wrong trainer for Powell: agent July 16, 2013

    Kingston: The agent for former men's 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell has conceded not doing enough background check on the physical trainer believed to have given the Jamaican sprinter tainted supplements. Paul Doyle told Jamaican radio on Monday that he has accepted responsibility for hiring the trainer implicated. His admission...
  • Olympian Vijender Singh skips boxing trial camp in Patiala April 6, 2013

    Chandigarh: India's Olympic medallist Vijender Singh has not shown up for the boxing trial camp in Patiala. Participation in the boxing camp is necessary for the boxer's selection. Boxing Federation Vice President Nivaran Mukherjee said, "Vijender hasn't come for the trials. If he doesn't attend the camp tomorrow he will...
  • Abdur Rehman faces twoyear doping ban October 2, 2012

    London: Pakistan spinner Abdur Rehman faces a twoyear ban for failing a dope test in England. The 32yearold leftarm spinner was representing Somerset in County cricket last month and is not part of the current World Twenty20 squad. According to the Pakistani media, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) informed...
  • Turkish, Albanian lifters fail doping tests July 27, 2012

    London: The Olympic weightlifting competition has been hit by three new doping cases on the eve of the games after two Turks and an Albanian tested positive for banned substances. Hasan Akkus, head of the Turkish Weightlifting Federation, told Turkish TRT television that Fatih Baydar and Ibrahim Arat were taken off...
  • 'London Games to be most dopetested in history' July 11, 2012

    Mumbai: The London Olympics is all set to go down in history as the most dopetested Games with more than 6,000 samples expected to be analysed, the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) has said. "These will be the most [dope] tested Games in Olympic history, and doping athletes must know that...
  • SA allrounder Kleinveldt fails drug test March 15, 2012

    Johannesburg: A South African antidoping organization says Proteas allrounder Rory Kleinveldt has failed a doping test. The South African Institute for DrugFree Sport said on Thursday that Kleinveldt returned a positive sample for a banned substance, but declined to give further details. The South African Cricketers' Association had earlier said Kleinveldt, who...
  • FIFA, UEFA reject WADA drugtesting rule, back players August 28, 2009

    Copenhagen: FIFA and UEFA, the two most powerful soccer organisations, have rejected the World AntiDoping Agency's outofcompetition drug testing rule on Tuesday and asked for changes. The WADA rule took effect on January 1 and requires athletes in all sports to give drugtesters three months' notice of their whereabouts for one...
  • Asif claims innocence, says he's no drugs cheat July 14, 2008

    Karachi: Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif protested his innocence on Monday after it was confirmed he had failed a dope test during the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this year. "I have taken no banned substances or drugs and I am innocent," Asif said. "I am hoping the board will support me and...
  • It's official: Asif tested positive for doping July 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi Daredevil's Pakistan import Mohammad Asif tested positive in the drug tests conducted by the World AntiDoping Agency (WADA), the Indian Premier League confirmed on Monday. It is an offence punishable by upto two years' ban on playing international cricket. Earlier, the name of the tainted cricketer was not disclosed...
  • IPL to reveal tainted player's name today July 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Drugs and cricket have gone hand in hand for some time now. While earlier, it was all recreational drugs, the focus has now shifted to performance enhancing drugs which carry an immediate ban. The latest doping controversy hit the cricket world after one player tested positive for drugs...
  • Dope shock for IPL, one player tests positive July 13, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Premier League was wrought with its fair share of controversy and now another major embarrassment has hit the cashrich league. There are reports that a player has tested positive for dope in the random drug test conducted during the inaugural season of the IPL that ended on...
  • Romario suspended for failing dope test December 19, 2007

    Sao Paulo: Veteran striker Romario was suspended for 120 days on Tuesday for failing a doping test in a Brazilian league match two months ago. Members of Brazil's top sports tribunal voted 32 to suspend Romario after he tested positive for the banned substance finasteride following Vasco's 22 draw against Palmeiras...
  • Official says Antil tested by WADA December 4, 2006

    Doha: Discus thrower Seema Antil failed a doping test conducted by the World AntiDoping Agency during a team training camp in the leadup to the Asian Games, a highranking Indian official confirmed on Monday. Antil, 23, the Commonwealth Games silver medalist, failed a test in Muscat, Oman, and was sent home...
  • Dope test for horses at Asian Games November 29, 2006

    Doha: Horses participating in the equestrian competitions in the forthcoming Asian Games here would have to pass through a drug test, said Damain Noseda, medication control manager (equine) at the Doha Racing and Equestrian club the venue of the event. "The welfare of the horses come first," said Noseda...
  • Dope testing in chess on Asiad debut November 29, 2006

    Doha: Chess's world governing body will introduce dope testing at the Asian Games this week, although the sport's top official in Doha said he had no idea how drugs could enhance chess performance. "I would not know which drug could possibly help a chess player to improve his game," competition...
  • Dope tests in play for Champs Trophy August 25, 2006

    Mumbai: This will be a first for Indian cricketers, dope tests. The decision was recently taken by the ICC and would come into effect from the Champions Trophy and they have appointed the World AntiDoping Agency (WADA) to conduct the tests for the tournament that begins on October 5. Ratnakar Shetty,...
  • BCCI to dope test Team India August 17, 2006

    Mumbai: All the 14 members of the Indian team to be picked for the ICC Champions Trophy will be tested ahead of the 10nation event to be held in OctoberNovember. "We are thinking on those lines. To take urine samples of all those chosen for the tournament and send them to...