Doping

  • BCCI appoints Doping Control Officer for IPL-7 17-04-2014 06:41 PM

    Dubai: Sports medicine expert Dr PSM Chandran was on Thursday appointed as the Lead Doping Control Officer for the seventh edition of Indian Premier League, the first leg of which has started in the UAE. Chandran has been appointed for the job by the BCCI and the IDTM (International Doping...
  • Drug ban unfair and unjust, says Asafa Powell 11-04-2014 09:17 AM

    Kingston: Jamaican Asafa Powell has described as "unfair and patently unjust" an 18-month drugs ban handed to him by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission, and says he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Following the judgment on Thursday by the three-member disciplinary panel, the sprint star took to...
  • Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell banned for 18 months for doping 10-04-2014 09:08 PM

    Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel on Thursday after he tested positive for a banned substance last year. The Jamaican sprinter, 31, tested positive for the stimulant oxilophrine at last year's national championships and the ban has...
  • Top lifter flunks dope test, doping returns in weightlifting 07-02-2014 11:17 PM

    New Delhi: Dope shame returned to haunt Indian weightlifting once again with 2011 Commonwealth Championships gold medallist lifter Rupinder Singh returning positive for an anabolic steroid in the test conducted in December last year. Rupinder was among 31 lifters whose urine samples were collected here by the National Anti-Doping Agency...
  • South Korea's Olympic badminton champion banned for missing dope tests 28-01-2014 11:52 AM

    Seoul: South Korea's Olympic badminton gold medallist Lee Yong-dae has been hit with a one-year ban for missing doping tests, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. The 25-year-old won mixed doubles gold at the 2008 Games in Beijing and a bronze medal in the men's doubles in London...
  • Asafa Powell tells panel he 'forgot' supplement names 15-01-2014 10:11 AM

    Kingston: Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, who tested positive for a banned substance last year, told a disciplinary panel on Tuesday he did not list the supplements he was taking because he could not remember their names. The former world 100 metres record holder, who faces a two-year ban if found...
  • Weightlifter Robles handed two-year ban for failed drugs test 15-01-2014 10:05 AM

    Weightlifter Sarah Robles, a member of the US team at the 2012 London Olympics, was handed a two-year suspension after testing positive for steroids, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Tuesday. Robles tested positive for the presence of an exogenous androgenic anabolic steroid in an out-of-competition and two...
  • Athletics will never be drug free: Michael Johnson 12-12-2013 12:02 PM

    Doha: Athletics will never be free of drug cheats and, without the Olympics, the sport would be dead, America's four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson said here. "Athletics has a zero tolerance policy with drugs and, in a way, we have kind of suffered because of that," said Johnson while addressing...
  • Usain Bolt says Jamaican doping issues costing him money 17-11-2013 10:42 AM

    Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt said on Saturday that controversy over Jamaica's anti-doping programme is scaring off potential sponsors and costing him money. "There is a lot going on with this drug thing that I really feel they need to be clear [about] and clarify because now it is causing...
  • Overwhelming support for revised anti-doping code: WADA 13-11-2013 11:59 PM

    Johannesburg: The adoption of a revised World Anti-Doping Code received "overwhelming support" after intense discussions on Wednesday said WADA's president with the agency confident it will be ratified as planned on Friday. "There was overwhelming support for the direction in which the code is heading," World Anti-Doping Agency chief John...
  • Dravid favours sportspersons signing 'whereabouts' clause of WADA 12-11-2013 10:57 PM

    New Delhi: Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid on Tuesday favoured sportspersons signing the "whereabout" clause of anti-doping agency WADA as this would reduce chances of corrupt practices in the game. Dravid is the first cricketer to have aired his view on this issue which has not been agreed to...
  • Lance Armstrong case 'done and dusted' says WADA chief 12-11-2013 10:57 PM

    Johannesburg: Only American anti-doping authorities can lift Lance Armstrong's life ban from cycling and any review of his case would require powerful reasons, World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey said on Tuesday, adding that he felt the issue was "done and dusted". "The only ones who can reopen...
  • Lance Armstrong says will testify with 100 percent honesty 11-11-2013 03:34 PM

    London: Disgraced former Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has said he will testify with "100 percent transparency and honesty" at any independent enquiry into doping in cycling but wants assurances he will be treated fairly. The 42-year-old Texan told the BBC World Service on Monday that there had to...
  • Murray labels drugs-ban Cilic and Troicki unprofessional 09-11-2013 08:59 AM

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray called Victor Troicki and Marin Cilic "unprofessional" on Friday, adding his voice to the growing debate about the sport's anti-doping rules. Serbian Troicki had an 18-month ban imposed by the International Tennis Federation cut to 12 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this...
  • Lance Armstrong questions fairness of life ban 08-11-2013 10:29 AM

    Lance Armstrong believes he was treated unfairly and singled out for punishment by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after being banned for life for doping. Armstrong, who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles last year after a USADA investigation, said he competed on a level...
  • I was wrong to use cancer to boost image, says Armstrong 07-11-2013 09:26 AM

    Disgraced Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has said he was wrong to use the story of his fight against cancer to boost his image as he tried to fend off the doping accusations that eventually led to his downfall. "I'd love to change it but I can't," the American,...
  • Top swimmer Arjun Muralidharan banned 30-10-2013 10:57 PM

    New Delhi: Multiple-time national champion swimmer Arjun Muralidharan has been handed a two-year ban by National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel after testing positive for stimulant Methylhexaneamine during the All India Police Aquatics Championships in March. The Panel imposed a sanction of two-year ban on Muralidharan, starting October 25, a NADA source...
  • Pradeep Sangwan slapped with 18-month ban for doping 19-10-2013 01:41 PM

    New Delhi: The Anti-Doping Tribunal constituted under the BCCI Anti-Doping Code on Saturday slapped an 18-month ban on Delhi and Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Pradeep Sangwan after he failed a random dope Test conducted in July earlier this year. The Tribunal found Stanozolol, an anabolic steroid, in Sangwan's blood...
  • Powell, Simpson to face disciplinary panel in January 28-09-2013 04:51 PM

    Kingston: Former 100-metre sprint world record holder Asafa Powell and his MVP team-mate Sherone Simpson are to face the disciplinary panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission in January next year. Simpson will appear Jan 7 and 8 while Powell's hearing is scheduled for January 14-15, reports CMC. They were among...
  • Jamaica's Jermaine Hue handed a nine-month ban for doping 27-09-2013 10:01 AM

    Zurich: FIFA suspended Jamaica player Jermaine Hue for nine months on Thursday after he tested positive for a banned substance at a World Cup qualifying match. Team doctor Carlton Fraser was banned from football for four years for administering the drug, dexamethasone, FIFA said Thursday. "This suspension covers all types...
  • Former sprinter Ben Johnson revisits nightmare 24-09-2013 10:48 PM

    Ben Johnson returned to Seoul's Olympic Stadium 25 years after the day of the steroid-assisted 100m final victory that destroyed his career. ...
  • Cilic cited injury at Wimbledon to hide failed drugs test 24-09-2013 06:45 PM

    Marin Cilic cited a knee injury at Wimbledon this year to hide the fact he had failed a dope test, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has revealed after handing the Croatian a nine-month suspension. The former world number nine, banned last week after testing positive for the banned stimulant nikethamide,...
  • School kids taking banned drugs to excel in sports: report 24-09-2013 01:54 PM

    New Delhi: While Indian sports fight to erase the doping blot off its face, cases of school kids resorting to performance-enhancing drugs to excel in sports is on the rise, a report in the Hindustan Times said. The report in HT said the number of positive tests at school competitions...
  • Marin Cilic suspended for nine months for doping violation 16-09-2013 09:52 PM

    London: The International Tennis Federation says Croatian player Marin Cilic has been suspended nine months for a doping violation. The suspension was back-dated to May 1, so Cilic will be able to return to the tennis circuit on January 31. Cilic tested positive for nikethamide, a stimulant, in Munich. The...
  • Ben Johnson promotes new anti-doping campaign 31-08-2013 03:14 PM

    London: Disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson is the face of a new anti-doping campaign. The Canadian was sensationally stripped of his Olympic gold medal and world record in the 100 meters at the 1988 Seoul Games after testing positive for steroids. After a two-year suspension, he received a lifetime ban in...
  • WADA revokes accreditation of Rio doping lab 27-08-2013 11:53 PM

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has revoked the accreditation of the Rio de Janeiro laboratory that would have handled testing for the 2016 Summer Games for failing to comply with international standards. The decision marks the second time the Rio laboratory has fallen below the required standards, the world anti-doping...
  • WADA threatens to expel Jamaica on doping issue 23-08-2013 10:42 AM

    Montreal: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has threatened to expel Jamaica from the next Olympics and other major competitions if it refuses to address shortcomings highlighted by a senior ex-employee. WADA director general David Howman Wednesday night urged the Portia Simpson Miller government to investigate claims by the former executive...
  • No positive drug tests in 2013 Tour de France 21-08-2013 09:18 AM

    London: The 2013 Tour de France had no positive drug test results, Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) director Francesca Rossi said at a media Open Day in Aigle, Switzerland, on Tuesday. Britain's Chris Froome won this year's race, which came under extra scrutiny as it was the first edition being staged...
  • CAS aims to give Viktor Troicki verdict within four months 20-08-2013 04:31 PM

    Lausanne: The Court of Arbitration for Sport is aiming to give a verdict in Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki's doping rules case "in around four months." CAS says Troicki has not asked for his 18-month ban to be frozen during the procedure, which could have cleared him to continue playing...
  • FIFA fines Brazilian federation in doping case 15-08-2013 10:51 PM

    Sao Paulo: FIFA says it has fined the Brazilian football federation for failing to provide information relating to a doping case. Football's governing body said on Thursday that it fined the federation 10,000 Swiss francs (about $10,700) for "not complying with the request from the FIFA Disciplinary Committee." FIFA said...