DOPING

  • Yearender: Swimming, athletics endure dope tainted year 2014 22 hours 36 minutes ago

    Beijing: The fight against doping went into its climax in the second half of the year when top names from track and field, swimming and badminton fell from grace. The anti-doping in the first half of 2014, however, had got its fair share in the limelight when six offenders were exposed...
  • Leander Paes undergoes dope test 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Indian tennis star Leander Paes underwent a routine dope test conducted by National Anti-doping Agency (NADA) officials on Wednesday. "I had early morning visitors...Thanks WADA for keeping my sport clean!!!," the 41-year-old, who won Olympic bronze medal in 1996 Atlanta Games, wrote on Facebook Wednesday. He also posted a picture with...
  • BWF suspends shuttler Lee Chong Wei over doping violation November 11, 2014

    Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei has been provisionally suspended for an "apparent" anti-doping violation, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. ...
  • BWF suspends shuttler Lee Chong Wei over doping violation November 11, 2014

    Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei has been provisionally suspended for an "apparent" anti-doping violation, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. "The world-governing body has imposed this suspension due to an Adverse Analytical Finding of a sample taken at the BWF World Championships in August," the BWF said...
  • World No. 1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei denies cheating, hopes to clear name November 9, 2014

    Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei has denied cheating or relying on banned substances despite failing a doping test that could lead to a two-year ban. The Badminton Association of Malaysia confirmed on Saturday that one of their players had tested positive for the banned steroid dexamethasone but withheld the...
  • Second doping case confirmed at Asian Games September 26, 2014

    The Olympic Council of Asia says a Cambodian soft tennis player has tested positive for a banned stimulant at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The OCA said in a statement on Friday that a urine sample taken from Sophany Vi on Sept. 16 tested positive for Sibutramine, three days...
  • 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...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian parapowerlifter Sachin Choudhary caught for doping July 24, 2014

    The Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games was left redfaced on Thursday after parapowerlifter Sachin Choudhary returned positive for a banned substance in an outofcompetition test conducted by the National AntiDoping Agency last month. Choudhary, who was a late inclusion in the Indian team for the Games, left Glasgow on the...
  • IAAF will not appeal Gay's oneyear doping ban June 27, 2014

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not appeal the oneyear ban handed down to Tyson Gay for doping which has put the United States's secondplace finish in the 4x100 metres relay at the 2012 London Olympics in jeopardy. Gay, the world's joint second fastest man, was banned for one...
  • 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...
  • NADA makes expert panel to boost antidoping campaign May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to strengthen its education and awareness program for athletes, the National AntiDoping Agency has constituted an expert group to identify, advice and formulate a plan for this initiative. The group will formulate antidoping education plan in line with the objectives of the campaign. "The plan will be executed...
  • US sprinter Tyson Gay banned for one year for doping May 3, 2014

    Former world double sprint champion Tyson Gay has been suspended for one year after testing positive for a banned substance, the US AntiDoping Agency (USADA) said on Friday. He has also returned the silver medal he won with the U.S. 4x100 metres relay team at the 2012 London Olympics. As part of...
  • BCCI appoints Doping Control Officer for IPL-7 April 17, 2014

    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 Tests...
  • Drug ban unfair and unjust, says Asafa Powell April 11, 2014

    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 the...
  • 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...
  • Top lifter flunks dope test, doping returns in weightlifting February 7, 2014

    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 AntiDoping Agency doctors...
  • South Korea's Olympic badminton champion banned for missing dope tests January 28, 2014

    Seoul: South Korea's Olympic badminton gold medallist Lee Yongdae has been hit with a oneyear ban for missing doping tests, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. The 25yearold won mixed doubles gold at the 2008 Games in Beijing and a bronze medal in the men's doubles in London four...
  • Asafa Powell tells panel he 'forgot' supplement names January 15, 2014

    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 twoyear ban if found guilty...
  • Weightlifter Robles handed twoyear ban for failed drugs test January 15, 2014

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

    Doha: Athletics will never be free of drug cheats and, without the Olympics, the sport would be dead, America's fourtime 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 a...
  • Usain Bolt says Jamaican doping issues costing him money November 17, 2013

    Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt said on Saturday that controversy over Jamaica's antidoping 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 problems...
  • 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),...
  • Lance Armstrong says will testify with 100 percent honesty November 11, 2013

    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 42yearold Texan told the BBC World Service on Monday that there had to be...
  • Murray labels drugsban Cilic and Troicki unprofessional November 9, 2013

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray called Victor Troicki and Marin Cilic "unprofessional" on Friday, adding his voice to the growing debate about the sport's antidoping rules. Serbian Troicki had an 18month ban imposed by the International Tennis Federation cut to 12 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this week,...
  • Lance Armstrong questions fairness of life ban November 8, 2013

    Lance Armstrong believes he was treated unfairly and singled out for punishment by the United States AntiDoping 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 November 7, 2013

    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, who...
  • Top swimmer Arjun Muralidharan banned October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Multipletime national champion swimmer Arjun Muralidharan has been handed a twoyear ban by National AntiDoping Disciplinary Panel after testing positive for stimulant Methylhexaneamine during the All India Police Aquatics Championships in March. The Panel imposed a sanction of twoyear ban on Muralidharan, starting October 25, a NADA source said. "Arjun...