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  • 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...
  • Crane operator murdered by colleague on alleged overtime squabble 24-12-2013 10:37 AM

    Thane: A 50-year-old 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Vijender back to training after doping scam 20-05-2013 05:04 PM

    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 08-05-2013 11:43 PM

    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 three-times 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 02-05-2013 09:11 AM

    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 Anti-Doping Agency informed it that the...
  • 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...
  • We should wait for Vijender test results: Sports Minister 04-04-2013 11:19 AM

    Sports Minister Jitendra Singh told CNN-IBN that WADA rules say that Vijender can be checked for heroin. ...
  • Vijender saga is disappointing, says Sports Minister 04-04-2013 10:59 AM

    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 Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) allows all drug tests and that Vijender can be checked for...
  • Rasmussen admits to 12 years of doping 31-01-2013 11:43 PM

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