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Category: Drugs in sport

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Neil Black considering his UKA position after Alberto Salazar doping ban

• Performance head’s judgment questioned after backing coach• Black says ‘nothing has changed’ in belief regarding FarahThe UK Athletics performance director, Neil Black, is considering his position in the wake of Alberto Salazar’s four-year ban for do…

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The Observer view on the World Athletics Championships: a sport in crisis | Observer editorial

Golden moments on the track can’t disguise a deeply flawed event in DohaMajor sports events tend to follow the same, inviolable narrative. In the build-up, the projections are universally doom-laden. Media reports focus on the dubious circumstances und…

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Sebastian Coe’s stance on Salazar displays a very British hypocrisy | Barney Ronay

The response of the IAAF president and the athletics commentariat to the doping ban of Alberto Salazar, Mo Farah’s former coach, is little short of nauseatingSay what you like about British hypocrisy. It’s still the best hypocrisy in the world. This is…

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IOC calls for investigation into all Alberto Salazar’s athletes

• Mo Farah’s former coach banned from athletics for four years• Seb Coe says anyone who stays with Salazar will be bannedThomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee president, says he has contacted the World Anti-Doping Agency asking it to investi…

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UK Athletics under pressure to reveal extent of Alberto Salazar influence

• Usada has concerns about use of prescription medications• Salazar given four-year ban for doping violationsUK Athletics is facing calls for an inquiry into how much influence the banned coach Alberto Salazar, who mentored Mo Farah for more than six y…

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Sebastian Coe orders athletes to sever all links with Alberto Salazar

• Disgraced Salazar has been banned for four years• Coe defends his relationship with American coachThe IAAF president, Sebastian Coe, has told athletes coached by Alberto Salazar they must sever their links with immediate effect after the American was…

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Alberto Salazar’s ban leaves Mo Farah and UK Athletics with questions to answer | Sean Ingle

There is no evidence that Mo Farah cheated – but sometimes people are judged by the company they keepShortly after revelations first surfaced about Alberto Salazar being investigated by the US Anti-Doping Agency in 2015, I asked a UK Athletics contact …

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Athletics coach Alberto Salazar receives four-year ban for doping violations

Usada throw book at Mo Farah’s former coachSalazar ‘orchestrated and facilitated doping conduct’The US Anti-Doping Agency has banned American Alberto Salazar, who has coached some of the world’s top distance runners including British Olympian track cha…

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William Carson, grandson of Willie, faces six-month drug ban from riding

• Jockey, 29, tested positive for metabolite of cocaine in April• Backdated ban could see him return to action in coming weeksWilliam Carson, the grandson of the Derby-winning jockey Willie, faces a six-month ban from the saddle after becoming the four…

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Russia face Tokyo Olympics ban over ‘inconsistent’ Moscow lab data

• Wada gives Russia three weeks to explain alleged irregularities• Russia’s appearance at World Athletics Championships in doubtThe World Anti-Doping Agency has given Russia three weeks to explain alleged irregularities in laboratory data retrieved fro…

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Sport sponsors must join the war on doping, says anti-drug boss

Call follows emergence of new Russian scandalSport sponsors should help fund the fight against the illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to the head of the UK’s anti-doping agency. Nicole Sapstead, chief executive of UK Anti-Doping (UKA…

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South Africa reveal scope of random drug testing at Rugby World Cup

Coach Matt Proudfoot: ‘six to eight players are tested a week’ Proudfoot defends image of SA rugby after failed summer testsSouth Africa’s forwards coach, Matt Proudfoot, has revealed almost every player can expect to be drug tested at the World Cup as…

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Christian Coleman free to race for world gold after missed tests charge dropped

• World’s fastest man this year ‘fully eligible’ to compete in Doha• Sprinter appears to escape Usada ban on technicality over datesChristian Coleman, the fastest man in the world this year, is free to compete at the world championships in Doha later t…

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Christian Coleman free to race for world gold after missed tests charge dropped

• World’s fastest man this year ‘fully eligible’ to compete in Doha• Sprinter appears to escape Usada ban on technicality over datesChristian Coleman, the fastest man in the world this year, is free to compete at the world championships in Doha later t…

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Brooklyn Nets’ Wilson Chandler hit with 25-game ban for positive drug test

Chandler, 32, faces 25-game ban for positive Ipamorelin testBrooklyn signed forward as free agent during busy offseasonThe NBA suspended Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler for 25 games for violating the league’s anti-drug program. Related: Jeremy Li…

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South Africa’s Aphiwe Dyanti tests positive for banned substance

• Winger denies wrongdoing and requests B sample analysis• Dyanti was 2018 World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the YearSouth Africa’s winger, Aphiwe Dyantyi, has tested positive for an unspecified banned substance but denies wrongdoing and has requested…

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US sprinter Christian Coleman facing ban for alleged missed drug tests

• Sources allege three drug tests missed in 12-month period• Coleman, 23, leads 100m world rankings with 9.81sec timeChristian Coleman, the world’s fastest man and favourite for 100m gold at the world championships in Doha next month, is facing a two-y…

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Cas to hear Chinese swimmer Sun Yang’s doping case in public

Only second case in Cas history to be held in public Sun faces allegations of wrongdoing during drug testA case in which China’s multiple world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang is accused of anti-doping violations will be held in public in a brea…

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Talking Horses: Mahmood al-Zarooni seeks a pardon over steroids ban

Infamous ex-trainer has spoken of his desire to return to the sport and insists ‘I’m a different person’Mahmood al-Zarooni is seeking a pardon from the British Horseracing Authority and wants to train again, despite having been the subject of a worldwi…

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Talking Horses: Mahmood al-Zarooni seeks a pardon over steroids ban

Infamous ex-trainer has spoken of his desire to return to the sport and insists ‘I’m a different person’Mahmood al-Zarooni is seeking a pardon from the British Horseracing Authority and wants to train again, despite having been the subject of a worldwi…