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Category: Drugs in sport

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US distance coach Alberto Salazar loses appeal against doping violations

Four-year ban upheld by court of arbitration for sportSalazar helped coach Mo Farah to Olympic goldAlberto Salazar, the US distance coach who guided Mo Farah to four Olympic gold medals and six world titles, is understood to have lost his appeal agains…

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World Anti-Doping Agency to review banned status of cannabis for athletes

Scientific review to be initiated next yearMove follows sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson’s ban in JuneAn advisory group to the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) will review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance, a move that comes after American …

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World Anti-Doping Agency to review banned status of cannabis for athletes

Scientific review to be initiated next yearMove follows sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson’s ban in JuneAn advisory group to the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) will review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance, a move that comes after American …

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World Anti-Doping Agency to review banned status of cannabis for athletes

Scientific review to be initiated next yearMove follows sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson’s ban in JuneAn advisory group to the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) will review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance, a move that comes after American …

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Team GB set to lose 4x100m Olympic silver after second positive for Ujah

CJ Ujah’s B sample tests positive for two banned substancesUK Sport admits to ‘concerns’ about crisis in athleticsA wretched 24 hours for UK Athletics continued on Tuesday when CJ Ujah’s B sample confirmed his positive drug test at the Tokyo Olympics. …

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Cas say ‘close to zero’ probability Shelby Houlihan failed drugs test due to burrito

US athlete banned for four years in June after positive test Houlihan said she ingested nandrolone from contaminated foodThe probability that a contaminated pork burrito led to the US Olympic 1500m medal prospect Shelby Houlihan’s failed drugs test is …

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‘Reckless fraudster’ Jorge Navarro admits to global racehorse doping scheme

US trainer faces up to five years in jails after guilty pleaNavarro won millions while coordinating illegal schemeA prominent horse racing trainer pleaded guilty on Wednesday to involvement in what US prosecutors have called a global scheme to systemat…

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Lilly King implies Russians ‘should not be here’ in Tokyo because of doping

Ryan Murphy appeared to complain about doping at GamesRussians cannot compete under own flag after state dopingAmerican swimmer Lilly King doubled down on criticism of Russian athletes hours after the president of the Russian Olympic Committee said his…

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US anti-doping chief dismisses Russian Olympic ban as a ‘farce’

Russian athletes can compete as neutrals if cleanROC dismissed ‘English-language propaganda’ over banThe CEO of the US Anti-Doping Agency, Travis Tygart, has dismissed the punishment handed down for Russia’s state sponsored doping program as a “farce”….

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USA swimmer Ryan Murphy sparks war of words over doping after Olympic final

Murphy says 200m backstroke final ‘probably not clean’Russian winner Rylov says: ‘Ryan didn’t accuse me of anything’A storm broke out at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Friday morning when Ryan Murphy, the USA’s silver medallist in the 200m backstroke, sp…

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Australian Olympic showjumper suspended after testing positive for cocaine

Jamie Kermond returned positive A-sample from test in JuneVictorian provisionally banned from competition in TokyoControversy has hit Australia’s Olympic team on the first day of Tokyo 2020 action, with showjumper Jamie Kermond provisionally suspended …

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The Dirty Games: how London 2012 became tainted | Andy Bull

It was supposed to be the ‘cleanest ever’ Games, yet more than 100 athletes – and dozens of medallists – cheated the systemSuper Saturday at the London Olympics, and at the ExCeL Centre a crowd of about 6,000 people are in arena three watching a young …

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The Dirty Games: how London 2012 became tainted | Andy Bull

It was supposed to be the ‘cleanest ever’ Games, yet more than 100 athletes – and dozens of medallists – cheated the systemSuper Saturday at the London Olympics, and at the ExCeL Centre a crowd of about 6,000 people are in arena three watching a young …

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Romanian who doped won London 2012 silver after ‘cover-up’, report says

Weightlifter Roxana Cocos won but was stripped of medalOfficials ‘committed intentional acts or omissions’A Romanian weightlifter who won silver at the London 2012 Olympics was intentionally allowed to compete at the Games despite being suspended for u…

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Sun Yang’s doping ban halved but swimmer will still miss Tokyo Olympics

Chinese athlete’s ban reduced from eight years to fourWill be eligible for Paris 2024 when he is 32 years oldWorld and Olympic champion Sun Yang’s hopes of competing at the Tokyo Games have been ended after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) redu…

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Moves afoot to stop banned Shelby Houlihan running in US Olympic trials

Ruling to allow 1500m athlete to compete sparks angerUSA Track and Field under pressure to reverse decisionUrgent moves are under way to prevent the American 1500m star Shelby Houlihan running in the US Olympic trials this weekend after she was given p…

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Moves afoot to stop banned Shelby Houlihan running in US Olympic trials

Ruling to allow 1500m athlete to compete sparks angerUSA Track and Field under pressure to reverse decisionUrgent moves are under way to prevent the American 1500m star Shelby Houlihan running in the US Olympic trials this weekend after she was given p…

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Moves afoot to stop banned Shelby Houlihan running in US Olympic trials

Ruling to allow 1500m athlete to compete sparks angerUSA Track and Field under pressure to reverse decisionUrgent moves are under way to prevent the American 1500m star Shelby Houlihan running in the US Olympic trials this weekend after she was given p…

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Moves afoot to stop banned Shelby Houlihan running in US Olympic trials

Ruling to allow 1500m athlete to compete sparks angerUSA Track and Field under pressure to reverse decisionUrgent moves are under way to prevent the American 1500m star Shelby Houlihan running in the US Olympic trials this weekend after she was given p…

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Moves afoot to stop banned Shelby Houlihan running in US Olympic trials

Ruling to allow 1500m athlete to compete sparks angerUSA Track and Field under pressure to reverse decisionUrgent moves are under way to prevent the American 1500m star Shelby Houlihan running in the US Olympic trials this weekend after she was given p…