WADA

  • Bolt chides doping officials over Tyson Gay ban July 23, 2014

    Usain Bolt believes antidoping officials have sent a "bad message to the sport", after American sprinter Tyson Gay received only a oneyear ban following a positive test for an anabolic steroid. "I'm not really happy with the situation and with how it was done," Bolt told Reuters on Tuesday. "I think for...
  • 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...
  • WADA will not appeal sprinter Tyson Gay's oneyear ban June 4, 2014

    The World AntiDoping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay's controversial oneyear doping ban, it said on Tuesday. The global agency said the ban, which has been widely criticised in Europe as too lenient, was "compatible with the World AntiDoping Code." Gay, the world's joint second fastest man, last...
  • Maheswary's name again nominated by AFI for Arjuna Awards May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Triple jumper Renjith Maheswary, who has been stopped from receiving Arjuna Award under controversial circumstances on charges of dope violation last year, has again been recommended by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the coveted honour this year. A top AFI official said that Maheswary's name has again...
  • Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell banned for 18 months for doping April 10, 2014

    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 been...
  • Crane operator murdered by colleague on alleged overtime squabble December 24, 2013

    Thane: A 50yearold crane operator died at a hospital in the district after he was allegedly knocked down by his colleague at work last week, police said on Tuesday. The deceased Prakash Patil not allowing the unidentified accused to do overtime is believed to be the trigger behind the incident,...
  • Overwhelming support for revised antidoping code: WADA November 13, 2013

    Johannesburg: The adoption of a revised World AntiDoping 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 AntiDoping Agency chief John Fahey...
  • Dravid favours sportspersons signing 'whereabouts' clause of WADA November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid on Tuesday favoured sportspersons signing the "whereabout" clause of antidoping 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 by...
  • Lance Armstrong case 'done and dusted' says WADA chief November 12, 2013

    Johannesburg: Only American antidoping 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 (it),...
  • WADA revokes accreditation of Rio doping lab August 27, 2013

    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 body...
  • WADA threatens to expel Jamaica on doping issue August 23, 2013

    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 director...
  • Former Olympic champion Moses makes run for top WADA job July 30, 2013

    Berlin: Twice Olympic 400m hurdles champion Edwin Moses has launched his bid for the presidency of the World AntiDoping Agency (WADA) and is the third candidate for the post, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday. American Moses, who won gold medals at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics, joined former...
  • Team Sky would give WADA data to prove team are clean July 15, 2013

    France: Facing yet another barrage of doping questions after Chris Froome's aweinspiring victory up Mont Ventoux in the Tour de France, Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford said he was ready to give the World AntiDoping Agency (WADA) all their team training data. This year's race has been under extra scrutiny as...
  • Spain hopes new antidoping law will help Olympic bid June 13, 2013

    Madrid: Spain brought itself into line with international guidelines when its parliament approved a new antidoping law on Thursday, saying it would boost Madrid's chances of hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. The 'law for the protection of athletes' health and the fight against doping' will come into effect within 20...
  • Vijender back to training after doping scam May 20, 2013

    New Delhi: "The nightmare is finally over and I am back to a normal life", said a relieved Vijender Singh as he broke his silence on the sensational drug scandal that severely hurt his reputation, insisting that more than a crisis, it was a learning experience that left him stronger...
  • Vijay Singh sues PGA Tour over handling of doping case May 8, 2013

    Former world number one Vijay Singh sued the PGA Tour on Wednesday, a week after golf's premier tour dropped a doping a case against the threetimes major winner. Singh was initially found by the PGA Tour to have breached the sport's doping rules after using a spray, which contains a...
  • Vijay Singh withdraws from Wells Fargo, day after exonerated May 2, 2013

    Charlotte: Vijay Singh withdrew from the Wells Fargo Championship because of a sore back Wednesday, one day after the PGA Tour said it would not punish the Fijian for his admission that he used deer antler spray. The tour said on Tuesday the World AntiDoping Agency informed it that the...
  • Vijay Singh cleared of doping after deer antler spray admission May 1, 2013

    Vijay Singh has been cleared of doping by the PGA Tour despite admitting that he used a spray containing elements of a banned substance. Although he never failed a drugs test, Singh was deemed to have breached golf's rules on doping when he said earlier this year he had used...
  • We should wait for Vijender test results: Sports Minister April 4, 2013

    Sports Minister Jitendra Singh told CNNIBN that WADA rules say that Vijender can be checked for heroin. ...
  • Vijender saga is disappointing, says Sports Minister April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Mounting pressure on India's Olympic champion Vijender Singh, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that the entire episode is disappointing for the youngsters and all the sportspersons. Singh also said that the World AntiDoping Agency (WADA) allows all drug tests and that Vijender can be checked for...
  • Mona Singh: Someone morphed my face on to someone else's body March 30, 2013

    Television actress Mona Singh who rose to fame with her Plain Jane act in 'Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin' and is currently being seen as the staid housewife in 'Kya Hua Tera Wada' is currently facing embarrassment because of a MMS clip showing a woman who looks suspiciously like her indulging...
  • IOC to meet in May to discuss WADA, betting March 22, 2013

    London: Olympic leaders will meet on May 21 to discuss the World Anti-Doping Agency's role in fighting performance-enhancing drugs and ways to combat illegal betting and match-fixing. The meeting at International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, was arranged after international sports federations complained of deteriorating relations with WADA. IOC director...
  • Russia to donate more to WADA for influence March 11, 2013

    Moscow: The Russian government Monday said it will give the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) extra funding with the aim of gaining clout at the organisation in the run-up to hosting next year's Winter Olympics. Russia will contribute an extra 300,000 euros a year to WADA, which carries out doping tests...
  • NADA unlikely to test boxer Vijender Singh March 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh is unlikely to be tested by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) despite claims by his sparring partner Ram Singh that the star boxer consumed small amounts of heroin. Sources in the NADA told PTI that Vijender's case was a matter to be investigated by...
  • China launches probe into WADA doping allegations February 19, 2013

    Beijing: China will investigate claims that virtually all the raw materials used to produce illegal performanceenhancing drugs come from the country, even if they have serious reservations about their accuracy, state media said on Tuesday. World AntiDoping Agency (WADA) director general David Howman told Reuters in an interview last week that...
  • DopingIOC plans conference on WADA role amid strained ties February 16, 2013

    Berlin: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is planning a conference on the role of the World AntiDoping Agency (WADA) to improve the drugs in sport watchdog's deteriorating ties with international federations and national Olympic committees. WADA, created through an IOC initiative in 1999, has been highly critical of several federations, including...
  • Australia sports must cough up more for antidoping: WADA February 8, 2013

    Melbourne: An explosive report lifting the lid on "widespread" use of performance enhancing drugs in Australian sport showed the country's professional leagues had patently failed to build robust antidoping regimes, WADA chief John Fahey has said. The government report released on Thursday, the result of a yearlong probe by Australia's top...
  • Rasmussen admits to 12 years of doping January 31, 2013

    Copenhagen: Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen admitted on Thursday to more than a decade of doping after making a tellall deal with antidoping authorities. The 38yearold Rasmussen said in a televised news conference that he took performanceenhancing drugs between 1998 and 2010, both before and after he served a suspension for...
  • Saddened Federer says Armstrong's cheating hurt all sport January 20, 2013

    Melbourne: Tennis great Roger Federer said he was saddened by American cyclist Lance Armstrong's admission that he cheated his way to seven Tour de France wins and believed it would have a negative impact on all sport. Armstrong confessed in a televised interview with chat show host Oprah Winfrey this...
  • WADA boss dismisses Armstrong's 'clean after 2005' claim January 19, 2013

    Lance Armstrong's assertion that he did not take performanceenhancing drugs after his seventh and final Tour de France victory in 2005 has been dismissed by the president of the World AntiDoping Agency (WADA). Armstrong admitted years of systematic doping in an interview with chat show host Oprah Winfrey on Thursday but...