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Category: Drugs in sport

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Forget Tiger, Lance Armstrong may pull off biggest comeback of sport’s disgraced | Emma John

Six years after Armstrong’s lifelong ban from cycling, he is very much back in the public eye. But it would certainly be easier to enjoy his rebranding if his contrition felt less self-absorbedYou’ve got to hand it to Lance Armstrong – he’s a fighter. …

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Lance Armstrong: David Millar is ‘last person’ who should lead cyclists’ union

• Disgraced seven-time Tour winner comes out fighting• Peloton should fight for cyclists’ rights, Armstrong addsDavid Millar’s candidacy for president of the professional riders union, the CPA, may have the support of Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome bu…

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Sir Craig Reedie defends Wada’s decision to reinstate Rusada

• Wada president says deal will benefit clean sport• Compromise will allow access to 2,800 samples in MoscowThe World Anti-Doping Agency president has challenged athletes critical of last week’s compromise with Russia to come up with a better alternati…

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How far has fight against doping really come since ‘dirtiest race in history’? | Sean Ingle

Exactly 30 years on from the Seoul Olympics 100m, the ineffectiveness of the anti-doping system remains a concernThirty years ago today, Ben Johnson crouched on his starting blocks before the 100m Olympic final in Seoul, waiting. A gun went off. And he…

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‘Triumph for money over clean sport’: Ex-Wada head slams Russia decision

• David Howman accuses Wada of bowing to pressure• Russia now only must admit ‘certain individuals’ were to blameThe World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency is a triumph for money over clean sport, according to t…

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‘Triumph for money over clean sport’: Ex-Wada head slams Russia decision

• David Howman accuses Wada of bowing to pressure• Russia now only must admit ‘certain individuals’ were to blameThe World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency is a triumph for money over clean sport, according to t…

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Wada lifts Russia’s three-year doping suspension and faces its biggest crisis

• Russian Anti-Doping Agency controversially reinstated• Move heavily criticised by athletes and anti-doping groupsThe World Anti-Doping Agency is facing the gravest crisis in its 19-year history after it was widely condemned by other members of the an…

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All forgiven?: Wada lifts ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency – video explainer

The majority of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s executive committee has voted in favour of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) being reinstated. Rusada had been suspended since 2015 over alleged state-backed drug abuse in sport.Sportsblog: Wada appe…

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Dame Katherine Grainger warns Wada before move to lift Russia ban

• UK Sport chair unhappy with expected decision• ‘The integrity of sport and competition has to be protected’The World Anti-Doping Agency is set to ignore widespread anger from athletes’ groups and the anti-doping community by lifting the ban on the Ru…

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Wada appears to have complied with Russia – wasn’t it meant to be the other way round? | Marina Hyde

The World Anti-Doping Agency is set to ignore the clamour from outraged athletes and national doping federations and relax its ban on RussiaHas a performance ever felt less enhanced than that of World Anti-Doping Agency? The body notionally responsible…

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Anti-doping rift deepens as agencies turn on Wada over Russia ‘compromise’

• UK and US agencies among those furious with Wada decision• It sends ‘a message to the world that doping is tolerated’The civil war in global anti-doping has intensified further after the World Anti-Doping Agency was accused by 13 major anti-doping ag…

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Wada recommends reinstatement of Russian Anti-Doping Agency

• Decision likely to upset many athletes• Wada statement marks U-turn from previous recommendationRussia is set for a dramatic return to the international fold after the World Anti-Doping Agency recommended that an organisation that helped over 1,000 o…

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‘Catastrophe for clean sport’: British athletes oppose Russia’s return

• Letter sent to Wada signed by top Olympic and Paralympic stars• Russia’s potential reinstatement to be discussed next weekBritish athletes have sent an unprecedented letter to the World Anti-Doping Agency warning that it will be a “catastrophe for cl…

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Gerbrandt Grobler: ‘If Eddie Jones came calling, I wouldn’t turn it down’

The lock remains optimistic about his future and hopes his move to Gloucester will finally turn a page on his doping pastIf Gerbrandt Grobler needed a reminder that he can never fully escape his doping past, it came within days of his arrival at Glouce…

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Cobalt does not help a racehorse, says trainer Mark Johnston

• Robin Bastiman was banned for three years for injecting cobalt• Johnston: ‘I do not believe it makes them run faster’Cobalt doping does not improve a racehorse’s performance, according to Mark Johnston, who will shortly become the most successful Bri…

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Talking Horses: medication a hot topic in wake of Bastiman case

Worrying evidence was heard last week about medication practices that apparently persisted for years at one stable The extent to which racehorses are medicated is a topic of conversation once more, or should be, following the extraordinary evidence giv…

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Samir Nasri’s doping ban extended from six to 18 months after appeal by Uefa

• Uefa argued initial ban after Los Angeles treatment was too low• Free-agent Nasri can return to training from NovemberSamir Nasri has had his doping ban increased from six to 18 months following an appeal against the original sanction by Uefa’s ethic…

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Froome case has ‘damaged credibility of Wada’, says Usada chief Tygart

• Travis Tygart criticises lack of transparency on salbutamol case• Wada is convinced UCI reached ‘correct and fair outcome’The handling of Chris Froome’s salbutamol case is “another shard that has damaged the credibility” of the World Anti-Doping Agen…

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Serena Williams hits out at frequency of her anti-doping tests

• American player complains about number of tests• ‘I’m the one getting tested the most. Discrimination? I think so’Serena Williams has again hit out at the frequency with which she is selected for anti-doping tests. The Wimbledon runner-up took to Twi…

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Gold medallist Ruth Jebet facing disciplinary proceedings for doping

• Jebet is one of more than 100 athletes being investigated• Athletics Integrity Unit is pushing for greater transparency The world steeplechase record holder and Olympic gold medallist Ruth Jebet is among more than 100 track and field athletes and coa…