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Category: Drugs in sport

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Dillian Whyte cleared after UK Anti-Doping withdraws steroid charge

Errant sample consistent with contamination, say UKADWhyte will fight Mariusz Wach on Ruiz-Joshua undercardUK Anti-Doping has withdrawn a charge against Dillian Whyte after clearing the British boxer of any wrongdoing.The 31-year-old provided a sample …

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Dillian Whyte cleared after UK Anti-Doping withdraws steroid charge

Errant sample consistent with contamination, say UKADWhyte will fight Mariusz Wach on Ruiz-Joshua undercardUK Anti-Doping has withdrawn a charge against Dillian Whyte after clearing the British boxer of any wrongdoing.The 31-year-old provided a sample …

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IOC calls for ‘toughest sanctions’ over deleted Russian doping tests

• No Russian Olympic Committee members implicated• Clean Russian athletes could still compete at Tokyo 2020The International Olympic Committee has demanded the “toughest sanctions” against those responsible for deleting positive doping tests held by th…

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Wada recommends four-year ban on Russia plus restrictions on athletes

• Russian flag would not be used at major events• Decision will be made by executive committee on 9 DecemberThe World Anti-Doping Agency panel has recommended Russian athletes be forced to compete as neutrals at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo and other …

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Russian athletics chief quits amid fresh corruption accusation by Wada

• Medical records allegedly faked during doping probe• Russia’s participation at 2020 Tokyo Olympics under threatDmitry Shlyakhtin, the president of the Russian track and field federation, has resigned two days after he was accused of obstructing an an…

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Olympics blow for Russia after officials charged with doping obstruction

• Athletics president protected high jumper Danil Lysenko• Documents claimed athlete too ill to provide whereaboutsRussia’s efforts to lift its suspension from international track and field before next year’s Olympics suffered a damaging blow on Thursd…

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Russia could be banned from Olympics and Euro 2020 over drug anomalies

• Wada expected to recommend Russia be found ‘non-compliant’• Data relates to period from 2012 to 2015Russia could be banned from next year’s Olympic Games and the European Championship in football after the World Anti-Doping Agency was expected to rec…

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‘Groundbreaking’ gene test to detect doping may be ready for Tokyo 2020

• Tests would allow blood doping to be identified for months• Ground-breaking test pioneered at University of BrightonA “groundbreaking” new method of using gene testing to catch doping cheats could be ready in time for next year’s Olympic Games in Tok…

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Wada will look at athletes who trained under banned Alberto Salazar

• Mo Farah trained under Salazar in Oregon• Craig Reedie: ‘We are at the start of the process’World Anti-Doping Agency president Sir Craig Reedie has said his organisation will “look at” athletes who trained under banned coach Alberto Salazar. The 61-y…

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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…