Anti 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former Olympic champion Moses makes run for top WADA job 30-07-2013 11:50 PM

    Berlin: Twice Olympic 400m hurdles champion Edwin Moses has launched his bid for the presidency of the World Anti-Doping 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...
  • Team Sky would give WADA data to prove team are clean 15-07-2013 10:55 PM

    France: Facing yet another barrage of doping questions after Chris Froome's awe-inspiring victory up Mont Ventoux in the Tour de France, Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford said he was ready to give the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) all their team training data. This year's race has been under extra scrutiny...
  • Embarrassed AFI pulls out dope-flunked shot putter from Asian C'ships 03-07-2013 03:38 PM

    Pune: An embarrassed Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Wednesday pulled out dope-flunked shot putter P Udaya Laxmi from the home squad for the ongoing Asian Championships here after she tested positive for a banned substance. Laxmi returned positive for stimulant methylhexaneamine in a test conducted by National Anti-Doping Agency...
  • Woman athlete flunks dope test in Senior Athletics Championship 02-07-2013 10:30 PM

    New Delhi: A medal-winning woman shot-putter at last month's 53rd National Interstate Senior Athletics Championship has flunked the dope test, conducted by National Anti Doping Agency (NADA). NADA has not named the athlete but said her blood samples contained banned substance Methylhexaneamine. "The result management process has revealed that a...
  • Spain hopes new anti-doping law will help Olympic bid 13-06-2013 10:43 PM

    Madrid: Spain brought itself into line with international guidelines when its parliament approved a new anti-doping 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...
  • Six junior wrestlers skip dope test, lose medals 12-05-2013 05:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Sunday withdrew the medals from six of the current junior national champions, who failed to provide samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for dope test. WFI had requested NADA to collect samples from the Junior National Wrestling Championships that were...
  • Vijay Singh cleared of doping after deer antler spray admission 01-05-2013 10:05 AM

    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...
  • Vijender Singh's dope test returns negative: Sports ministry 16-04-2013 04:17 PM

    New Delhi: Olympic medallist Vijender Singh can heave a sigh of relief after the sports ministry announced on Tuesday that the boxer's samples tested negative for drugs. The boxer was alleged to have consumed recreational drugs with sparring partner Ram Singh. The Beijing Olympics bronze medallist had submitted his blood...