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Category: Drugs in sport

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Team GB cyclist launches athlete’s movement after frustration with Wada

• Callum Skinner proposes global movement for change• ‘Crazy’ that athletes don’t have a voice, says Olympic championThe British Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Callum Skinner has urged his fellow athletes to sign up for a new global body that he sa…

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Russia’s Paralympic doping ban lifted after IPC praises ‘significant reforms’

• Governing body says 69 of 70 reinstatement criteria met• Russia has still not officially responded to McLaren reportRussia will rejoin the Paralympics community next month after the International Paralympic Committee decide to lift a suspension impos…

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Geraint Thomas: ‘I’m confident cycling is one of the cleanest sports’ – video

Reigning Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has said he is ‘confident that [cycling] is one of the cleanest sports around.’Speaking before his first race of the 2019 season, the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, the Welshman said he feels fortunate …

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Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman’s tribunal delayed

• Legal team immediately request adjournment on first morning• Freeman faces serious allegations over banned testosteroneDr Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal has been adjourned until Friday morning after his legal team requested a delay. While no reas…

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Q&A: What is at stake at Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal?

The career of Richard Freeman, the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, is on the line but what is he accused of and what could be the consequences for the sport?When Richard Freeman, the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, walks into th…

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Robbie Grabarz set for Olympic silver as 12 Russians banned for doping

• London 2012 high jump champion Ivan Ukhov banned• Court of arbitration for sport found ‘centralised’ doping schemeBritain’s Robbie Grabarz looks poised to be awarded an Olympic silver medal after 12 Russian athletes, including the London 2012 high ju…

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Marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has doping ban doubled to eight years

• Kenyan athlete ‘lied and fabricated records’• Sumgong won Olympic marathon at Rio 2016The 2016 Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has had her doping ban increased to eight years after her claims that she was injected with EPO by an “imposter” a…

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Russia avoid further Wada sanctions despite missing data deadline

• Russia missed deadline by more than a fortnight• ‘We will not be deterred from this mission’ says ReedieRussia has avoided further sanctions from the World Anti-Doping Agency despite missing a 31 December deadline to provide doping data from its Mosc…

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Wada retrieves doping data from Moscow but doubts linger over veracity

• Craig Reedie hails major breakthrough for clean sport• Data has to be checked and authenticatedThe World Anti-Doping Agency says its expert team has finally managed to retrieve all the doping data from the Moscow laboratory – but admits that it canno…

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Tribunal to hear claims former Team Sky doctor Freeman ordered testosterone

• Richard Freeman faces medical tribunal next month• General Medical Council alleges Freeman ordered banned drugThe former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman will face explosive claims that he obtained banned testosterone for an unname…

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Jockeys’ chief urges more testing after Irish increase riders’ cocaine bans

• Paul Struthers against introducing harsher penalties • Irish officials say anti-drug message not workingRacing’s ruling body should refrain from copying the Irish example in seeking harsher penalties for jockeys who fail drug tests and instead consid…

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Talking Horses: BHA on alert as Irish increase jockeys’ cocaine bans

Anti-doping programmes in Britain will be the priority as two jockeys in Ireland are given five-year suspensions after returning positive tests The British Horseracing Authority said on Friday that “an overall review of the anti-doping education progra…

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‘I’m over it’: Cyclist, 90, hits back after record stripped for failed drugs test

Carl Grove’s failed test was likely due to contaminated meatAmerican determined to continue cycling careerA 90-year-old cyclist who was stripped of his world record after a failed drugs test has questioned the wisdom of the US Anti-Doping Agency’s deci…

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The anti-Wada ‘lynch mob’ is not one Vernon Kay and co would recognise | Marina Hyde

Dick Pound’s defence of his latest successor as Wada president, Craig Reedie, just doesn’t stand upEncouraging news for the embattled Wada president, Sir Craig Reedie, as the founder Wada president, Dick Pound, rides eye-catchingly to his defence. By w…

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London 2012’s clean Games boast in ruins as failed doping tests pile up | Andy Bull

The IOC’s decision to keep 2012 Olympics samples for 10 years has led to a steady drip of retrospective failed tests that have given the London Games an unwanted recordTen or so years ago the Evening Standard ran the billboard headline “London Fashion …

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What makes London 2012 the ‘dirtiest ever’ Olympic Games? – video explainer

There have now been 116 failed drug tests from London 2012 – an Olympic record, and with the IOC keeping samples from the Games for another three years that figure could still rise. Organisers say they want to conduct retests on athletes’ samples and b…

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Wada experts set to return to Russia to investigate doping data after IT row

• Team was forced to leave Russia last month• Rusada could still be punished, says Sir Craig ReedieWorld Anti-Doping Agency experts hope to finally get their hands on secret Russian doping data after a row over specialist IT equipment was resolved.Wada…

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Cyclist, 90, stripped of world record after failing drugs test

Carl Grove accepts public warning from Usada Violation likely caused by contaminated meatA veteran American cyclist has accepted a public warning issued by the US Anti-Doping Agency after being stripped of a world record he set earlier this year for fa…

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Wada athletes body adds to pressure for new ban on Russia

• Athletes tell Wada failure to act will fail clean athletes • Wada’s compliance review committee to meet this monthThe World Anti-Doping Agency has been warned by its own athlete committee that if it does not ban Russia again it will have failed clean…

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Inconceivable! Russia yet again leave Sir Craig Reedie looking the fool | Marina Hyde

Wada’s president must believe in magic if he is genuinely surprised by Russia’s failure to meet a deadline on allowing access to its Moscow labsIf you insist on starting each new year with a sense of childlike wonderment, you will be stunned by news th…