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Category: Drugs in sport

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Survey shows many potential doping whistleblowers unsure where to turn

More than 400 elite UK and US sports people questionedLeeds Beckett University’s work for Wada exposes problemA groundbreaking survey of more than 400 British and US elite athletes and coaches has found that fewer than half feel their sport actively en…

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‘I genuinely forgot’: Mo Farah explains changing story over taking supplement

Farah questioned on taking L-carnitine before 2014 marathon‘If I was a liar, why would I go straight back in?’Mo Farah has explained how he came to change his account when questioned in 2015 about taking the supplement L-carnitine before the 2014 Londo…

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Tyson Fury could face fresh Ukad investigation over farmer’s meat claim

Ukad poised to look into farmer’s false-alibi allegationFury’s promoter Frank Warren calls claims ‘outrageous’The UK Anti-Doping Agency is poised to launch an investigation into allegations that a member of Tyson Fury’s team offered a farmer £25,000 to…

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Three strikes and you’re out: ECB softens policy on recreational drugs

ECB drops clandestine 21-day ban that applied to HalesChange should prevent pre-World Cup controversyThe England and Wales Cricket Board has softened its recreational drugs policy and dropped the clandestine 21-day ban that led to Alex Hales missing ou…

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Trainer fired after being charged for doping Maximum Security

Jason Servis indicted in US over alleged mass doping schemeMaximum Security considered one of world’s best racehorsesThe owner of Maximum Security has fired the racehorse’s trainer after he was charged in a wide-ranging doping scandal.Indictments in fe…

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Trainer of Maximum Security among dozens hit with doping charge

Jason Servis alleged to have doped majority of his horsesAllegations say vets and trainers’ actions harmed horsesThe trainer of Maximum Security, one of the best racehorses in the world, is among more than two dozen people who have been charged in what…

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Cas criticises Sun Yang for lack of remorse during swimming doping case

Cas says Sun had sought to shift blame to testers Chinese Olympic champion banned for eight yearsThe Court of Arbitration for Sport criticised Chinese swimmer Sun Yang for showing “no regret” for his actions during an aborted drugs test that resulted i…

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‘Tough questions’ must be asked of Fina over Sun Yang case, says Cate Campbell

Fina doping procedures need a review, says AustralianSun’s ban confirms teammate Mack Horton’s ‘courage’Cate Campbell has called for “tough questions” to be asked of Fina after disgraced Chinese swimmer Sun Yang’s career-ending ban. Swimming’s world go…

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Sun Yang benefited from convenient friendship with swimming’s chiefs

Rivals were scathing, but the freestyler enjoyed a close relationship with senior figures at Fina, the governing bodyIn August 2016, two years after Sun Yang was banned for three months because he’d been caught using an illegal stimulant, he won the Ol…

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Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang banned for eight years after Cas ruling

Cas accepted appeal from Wada against Fina’s decisionSun missed out-of-competition doping test in September 2018The Chinese multiple world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has been banned for eight years after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (…

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UK Athletics ‘must become more transparent,’ says Toni Minichiello

Jessica Ennis-Hill’s coach ‘shocked’ over Mo Farah injectionsMinichiello: ‘Opportunity for UKA to regain trust of the sport’UK Athletics has been warned it must become more transparent after it was revealed senior figures privately expressed concerns b…

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Wigan’s Gabriel Hamlin banned for two years after positive cocaine test

• Australian prop failed test in February 2019• Ukad halved possible four-year ban for 23-year-oldThe former Wigan prop Gabriel Hamlin has been given a two-year ban after testing positive for cocaine.The 23-year-old former South Sydney forward was susp…

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Russian athletes face blanket ban at Tokyo 2020 unless Rusaf apologises

• World Athletics issues ultimatum to Rusaf for Olympics• Russia must accept officials lied in Lysenko doping caseRussia has been warned that its track and field athletes face a blanket ban from the Tokyo Olympics – unless it accepts senior officials f…

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Ukad needs more powers if British athletics is really serious about anti-doping | Sean Ingle

Nicole Sapstead promises Ukad ‘is moving into the 21st century’ – greater powers of detection and punishment would helpReaders of this column are among the smartest, most brilliant and most knowledgeable sports fans in the country. But here is a questi…

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Mo Farah ‘happy’ for Wada to retest samples in Nike investigation

• Farah: ‘They can test any of my samples anytime’• Former head of Jamaican Anti-Doping criticises Ukad approachMo Farah has waded into the row over whether his blood and urine samples should be retested as part of a World Anti-Doping Agency investigat…

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Mo Farah ‘happy’ for Wada to retest samples in Nike investigation

• Farah: ‘They can test any of my samples anytime’• Former head of Jamaican Anti-Doping criticises Ukad approachMo Farah has waded into the row over whether his blood and urine samples should be retested as part of a World Anti-Doping Agency investigat…

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Jessica Judd savages Ukad over reluctance to release Mo Farah samples

• British runner warns athletics ‘is dying drug-fuelled death’• Ukad will not hand over samples without ‘credible evidence’The British athlete Jessica Judd has warned athletics “is dying a drug?fuelled death” as the row over whether UK Anti-Doping shou…

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UK agency wants ‘credible evidence’ before handing over Mo Farah samples

• Nike Oregon investigation may seek blood and urine samples• Ukad says it will not respond to ‘trawling expedition’The UK Anti-Doping Agency has said it will not hand over Sir Mo Farah’s blood and urine samples to any investigation into the Nike Orego…

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London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang to face anti-doping hearing

• Kenyan provisionally suspended for whereabouts failures• Hearing to be held under World Athletics Anti-Doping rulesThe two-times London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang has been provisionally suspended for whereabouts failures and tampering with sample…

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IOC concerned by ‘very serious’ doping allegations in weightlifting

• Claims include girls aged 13 being encouraged to take drugs• German investigators make new allegations against IWFThe International Olympic Committee has expressed its concerns over “very serious and worrying” new allegations of doping and corruption…