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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jamaican sprinter Simpson handed 18-month doping ban April 9, 2014

    Athens Olympics relay champion Sherone Simpson has been suspended for 18 months after testing positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine during last June's Jamaican trials. Simpson was the second Jamaican athlete to be handed a doping ban on Tuesday as Olympic discus thrower Allison Randall was suspended for two years after...
  • 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...
  • 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),...
  • Sprinter Tyson Gay's B sample positive, fails another test July 27, 2013

    Raleigh: Former world sprint champion Tyson Gay's 'B' sample from an outofcompetition test in May has been confirmed positive for a banned substance, the U.S. AntiDoping Agency (USADA) said on Friday, while adding he had returned another positive test. "We can confirm that the 'B' sample analysis of a sample collected...
  • Sprinter Tyson Gay fails dope test, pulls out of world championships July 14, 2013

    Raleigh, North Carolina: Tearful former double sprint world champion Tyson Gay said on Sunday he had tested positive for a substance he could not identify and was pulling out of next month's world championships in Moscow. Gay, the 2007 world champion who had the year's fastest 100 metres time of 9.75...
  • Lobby group urge Lance Armstrong to make full confession March 14, 2013

    London: Disgraced U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong has been personally urged to make a full confession of all his involvement in doping by the founder of the lobby group Change Cycling Now. Jaimie Fuller, who formed the group which includes former Tour de France champion Greg Lemond, told Reuters on Wednesday...
  • Lance Armstrong lied during Oprah interview: USADA chief January 28, 2013

    Washington: The head of the US AntiDoping Agency accused Lance Armstrong of lying during an interview earlier this month with Oprah Winfrey, in which the former cyclist acknowledged using performanceenhancing drugs for most of his career. In an interview with CBS on the show "60 Minutes", extracts of which were released...
  • USADA sets deadline for Armstrong's full cooperation January 26, 2013

    The United States AntiDoping Agency (USADA) has set disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong a February 6 deadline to fully cooperate in the investigation into cycling's darkest episode in return for a possible reduction of his life ban. In excerpts of his interview with the CBS network scheduled for Sunday broadcast, USADA CEO...
  • Armstrong must now confess under oath: USADA January 18, 2013

    Lance Armstrong finally confessed his doping sins to talk show host Oprah Winfrey on Thursday but the United States AntiDoping Agency (USADA) has now challenged the disgraced cyclist to do the same under oath. USADA, who exposed the seventimes Tour de France winner as a drug cheat, said in a...
  • Armstrong scandal could see cycling dropped from Olympics January 16, 2013

    New York: Cycling could be dumped from the Olympic programme if Lance Armstrong implicated the sport's governing body of covering up a widespread doping scheme, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound told Reuters on Tuesday. Pound said the IOC might be left with no choice other than to take...
  • Lance Armstrong has three weeks to appeal UCI sanctions December 11, 2012

    Paris: Lance Armstrong has been notified by the UCI that he has been stripped of all the titles he won after July 1998 and the American has three weeks to appeal, a spokesman for cycling's world governing body said on Monday. "Lance Armstrong's lawyer was notified on 6th December that all...
  • IOC not ready to move on Armstrong's Olympic medal December 6, 2012

    Lausannel: Lance Armstrong will hold on to his 2000 Sydney Olympic bronze medal a little longer after the International Olympic Committee said it would wait for the international cycling union to inform him before moving to strip him of it. The 41yearold had his seven Tour de France victories nullified...
  • Armstrong steps down from Livestrong board November 12, 2012

    London: Lance Armstrong has stepped down as a board member of Livestrong, the cancersupport charity he founded in 1997, the organization said on Monday. "Lance Armstrong has chosen to voluntarily resign from the Board of Directors of the Livestrong Foundation to spare the organization any negative effects as a result of...
  • WADA won't appeal against Armstrong ruling November 3, 2012

    New York: The World AntiDoping Agency (WADA) has announced it will not appeal against the decision to ban American cyclist Lance Armstrong for life and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles. WADA had the option of challenging the ruling that was made by the United States AntiDoping...
  • No Tour de France winner from 19992005: UCI October 26, 2012

    No one will replace Lance Armstrong as winner of the Tour de France from 19992005 after the American was stripped of the titles for doping, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Friday. "With respect to Lance Armstrong and the implications of the USADA sanctions which it endorsed on Monday 22...
  • Tour de France unveils special route for centenary October 24, 2012

    Paris: While the sports world comes to terms with the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, Tour de France organisers unveiled a mountainous, prestigious route for the 100th edition of the world's greatest cycling race on Wednesday. The 2013 Tour, which will start from Corsica, will take l'Alpe d'Huez's 21 hairpins twice...
  • Sponsor Oakley drops Armstrong after 25 years October 23, 2012

    London: Californian sunglasses maker Oakley has ended a sponsorship of Lance Armstrong that began 25 years ago when he was a teenage triathlete after the American was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles over a doping scandal. Oakley, owned by Italy's Luxottica (LUX.MI), became the latest sponsor to...
  • Fall from grace for Lance Armstrong October 22, 2012

    USADA banned Lance Armstrong for life on Monday on the grounds of doping and asserted that there's no place for cheats like him in cycling. ...
  • Banning Lance Armstrong just the start, says USADA October 22, 2012

    New York: The United States AntiDoping Agency (USADA) has called for a full and independent investigation into doping in cycling in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal. USADA, which banned Armstrong for life and stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles after saying it had exposed him as...
  • Tour will recover from Armstrong saga: Prudhomme October 22, 2012

    London: The Tour de France will recover from the Lance Armstrong affair, director Christian Prudhomme said as he reiterated his wish that the American's seven titles are not reawarded when the International Cycling Union (UCI) meets on Friday. The (UCI) banned the retired rider for life and stripped him of...
  • Lance Armstrong stripped of his 7 Tour titles October 23, 2012

    Geneva: Cycling's governing body agreed on Monday to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and ban him for life, following a report from the US AntiDoping Agency (USADA) that accused him of leading a massive doping program on his teams. UCI President Pat McQuaid announced that the...
  • DDay looms for Lance Armstrong October 21, 2012

    Paris: The Lance Armstrong doping scandal reaches a decisive day on Monday when cycling's governing body announces whether it has ratified the US AntiDoping Agency's sanctions but whatever happens the affair is set to run and run. International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid will hold a news conference at 1100...
  • UCI expected to comment on Armstrong scandal on Monday October 19, 2012

    Paris: The International Cycling Union (UCI) are expected to give their reaction on Monday to USADA's ruling that seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong doped throughout his career, the governing body said on Friday. "On this occasion, UCI President Mr Pat McQuaid will inform on the UCI position concerning...
  • Armstrong leaves cancer charity, dropped by Nike October 17, 2012

    Austin: Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancerfighting charity on Wednesday and Nike severed ties with him as fallout from the doping scandal swirling around the cyclist escalated. Armstrong announced his move at the charity in an earlymorning statement. Within minutes, Nike said that it would end its...
  • Lance Armstrong might take lie detector test, says lawyer October 14, 2012

    Paris: Lance Armstrong may take a lie detector test to clear his name from doping allegations, his lawyer said on Sunday, even though he did not expect the result would change the public's opinion of the American cyclist. Armstrong is set to lose his record seven Tour de France titles...
  • UCI urges USADA to lift doubts over Armstrong case September 27, 2012

    Paris: The International Cycling Union has criticised the United States AntiDoping Agency for a delay in Lance Armstrong's doping case, saying it is unusual that evidence is still being gathered after a person has been found guilty. The 40yearold was stripped of his record seven Tour de France wins last month...
  • USADA to send Armstrong report by October 15 September 26, 2012

    A muchawaited report on Lance Armstrong's lifetime ban should be sent to cycling's world governing body no later than October 15, a spokesman for the US AntiDoping Agency (USADA) said on Wednesday. "USADA is in the process of finalizing the written reasoned decision in its US Postal Services pro cycling doping...
  • USADA statement on Lance Armstrong's lifetime ban August 25, 2012

    Lance Armstrong received a lifetime ban and disqualification of competitive results for doping violations stemming from his involvement in the United States Postal Service ProCycling Team Doping Conspiracy. Here is what the USADA said in its statement released on Friday. USADA announced today that Lance Armstrong has chosen not to move...