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Category: Drugs in sport

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Rival captains make case to Fifa for Paolo Guerrero’s World Cup inclusion

Peru striker banned after testing positive for cocaineMile Jedinak, Hugo Lloris and Simon Kjær write to FifaThe captains of the three teams drawn to play Peru at the World Cup in Russia next month have appealed to Fifa to lift a ban on Paolo Guerrero, …

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Punishment for cocaine use while taking part in sport does not fit the crime | Sean Ingle

No one disputes the drug should be on the banned list but the current rules have many in anti-doping circles shaking their headsWarrior by name, warrior by nature but three weeks before the World Cup Peru’s all-time top scorer, Paolo Guerrero, is facin…

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Mariners slugger Robinson Canó banned 80 games for positive drug test

Eight-time All-Star banned 80 games for violation of drug policyCanó, 35, tested positive for the prohibited substance furosemideBan represents first blemish in career with Hall of Fame potential Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Canó, an eight-…

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Test that resulted in adverse finding for Chris Froome called into question

• Study claims it is unfeasible to accurately measure level of salbutamol• Froome under scrutiny for adverse finding at 2017 VueltaChris Froome’s battle to rescue his reputation after a failed drugs test looks bound for the court of arbitration for spo…

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Asbel Kiprop was warned he was to have a drug test, admits AIU after EPO failure

• This is extremely disappointing, says Athletics Integrity Unit • AIU rejects Kenyan former Olympic champion’s claim of tamperingThe Athletics Integrity Unit has admitted the Kenyan 1500m runner Asbel Kiprop was warned he was to have a drug test in ad…

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Asbel Kiprop claims drug control officers tampered with ‘positive’ sample

• Olympic gold medallist issues statement denying doping• Athlete claims officers demanded money when taking sampleAsbel Kiprop has suggested he tested positive for EPO because drug control officers tampered with his sample, having also demanded money …

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Olympic 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop ‘tested positive’ for EPO

• Kenyan world champion is said to be aware of allegations• 28-year-old believes there is an error with his sampleAsbel Kiprop, a three-times world and Olympic 1500m gold medallist, is understood to have tested positive for the banned blood-boosting dr…

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Dan Evans: ‘Cocaine is a shocking drug – it’s a life-ruiner’

After a one-year ban Britain’s Dan Evans returns to tennis cheeky, chastened and having discovered the drudgery of daytime TVDan Evans has taken a quiet look at the Barcelona Open on television this week, scene of his first Tour victory on clay nearly …

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Only a ring death will stop murdering drug cheats, says Billy Joe Saunders

• WBO middleweight champion says such a death would be a murder • Challenger Martin Murray agrees on Canelo case, saying ‘boxing is bent’The unbeaten world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders says only a ring death will jolt boxing into a proper c…

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Mo Farah tainted by Salazar link, says British marathon record holder

• Steve Jones highly critical of Farah’s work with former coach• Jones expects Farah to claim his record at London MarathonThe British marathon record holder Steve Jones fears Mo Farah will always be tainted by his association with Alberto Salazar – an…

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Commonwealth Games village syringes undergo DNA testing

Syringes found in water bottle by cleanerZero tolerance approach to doping promised by organisersCommonwealth Games chiefs have summoned a competing nation to an official meeting over a “clear breach” of the Games’ no-needle policy. The Commonwealth Ga…

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Chris Froome doping investigation looks set to go beyond Tour de France

• Governing body paves way for disciplinary proceedings • Move could prompt legal battle over cyclist’s Tour participationChris Froome’s doping case is likely to remain unresolved beyond this year’s Tour de France, meaning road cycling’s showcase event…

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Canelo Álvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch in doubt as Mexican faces ban

Álvarez twice tested positive for drugs in FebruaryMexican fighter claims failed tests were due to contaminated meatThe highly anticipated rematch between Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin is in jeopardy after the Nevada Athletic Commission filed a f…

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Fancy Bears hackers linked to foiled cyber attack on UK Anti-Doping Agency

• Suggestions Russian group may be behind attack over the weekend• UKAD confident no data was lost or compromisedThe UK Anti-Doping Agency has foiled an attempted cyber attack that tried to access confidential medical and drug testing data, the Guardia…

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Chris Froome may be denied Tour de France place by race organisers ASO

• Froome set to be refused entry if doping case is not resolved• Tour of the Alps will be his final warm-up race for Giro d’ItaliaThe Tour de France organisers will refuse to let Chris Froome race in this year’s event if his salbutamol case has not bee…

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Russia ignored four requests to inspect anti-doping lab, says Wada

• Wada president: Russia must acknowledge state-sponsored doping• Craig Reedie warns Russian results will be doubted without actionThe World Anti-Doping Agency president, Craig Reedie, has warned Russia that it will not be allowed back in “from the col…

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Dan Evans must prove himself after drugs ban to get any wild cards, says LTA

• Briton eligible to play next month after one-year suspension • LTA gave Maria Sharapova wild card in 2017 on return from banDan Evans, who is due to return to tennis from a drugs ban next month, will not get the same welcoming embrace the game extend…

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UCI president David Lappartient adds to pressure on Dave Brailsford

• UCI president Lappartient calls for investigation of Team Sky• ‘It’s maybe not a mistake but a fault, which is different’Pressure was building on Sir Dave Brailsford to resign from his position as head of Team Sky following the news that they face an…

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Floyd Landis: Bradley Wiggins should be stripped of 2012 Tour de France title

• Former drug cheat says ‘no ambiguity’ over triamcinolone• Landis adds Team Sky chief Brailsford must take responsibilityFloyd Landis said the only people who still believe in Team Sky are those who think the US president, Donald Trump, is telling the…

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Tour de France race director slams ‘grotesque’ delay of Chris Froome decision

• Christian Prudhomme says race organisers need position clarified• Froome is still free to race pending response over failed drug testThe race director of the Tour de France has criticised the lack of a decision on Chris Froome’s failed drug test, cal…