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Category: Drugs in sport

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Rebagliati’s free the weed campaign aims to show Wada ban is all to pot | Andy Bull

Moral and medical arguments for banning cannabis use in sport have fallen away and former Olympic snowboarder Ross Rebagliati wants the authorities to take noteIn the years after he gave up snowboarding, Ross Rebagliati tried selling real estate, runni…

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Robert Garrigus drug ban sums up a PGA policy that seems only to catch unknowns | Ewan Murray

The small list of golfers who have fallen foul of the US Tour’s anti-doping policy is notably short on household namesBrad Fritsch, Vijay Singh, Doug Barron, Bhavik Patel, Mark Hensby, Scott Stallings, Robert Garrigus. Spot the odd man out.It is Singh …

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‘I’ll Kaepernick myself’: Cowboys’ Irving quits NFL after substance-abuse ban

Player attacks league over policies towards marijuanaMarijuana is legal in most cities that host NFL teamsDallas Cowboys defensive tackle David Irving says he is quitting the NFL after being given an indefinite suspension over the league’s substance ab…

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Medical tribunal of former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman adjourned

• Freeman accused of purchasing testosterone for unnamed rider• Case will not now be heard until later this year at earliestThe medical tribunal of the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to hear charges that he pu…

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Medical tribunal of former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman adjourned

• Freeman accused of purchasing testosterone for unnamed rider• Case will not now be heard until later this year at earliestThe medical tribunal of the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to hear charges that he pu…

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Medical tribunal of former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman adjourned

• Freeman accused of purchasing testosterone for unnamed rider• Case will not now be heard until later this year at earliestThe medical tribunal of the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to hear charges that he pu…

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Doping in bridge is a reminder that no sport will ever be free of cheating | Tim Lewis

From EPO in cycling to cocaine in pétanque, cheating will always go on if the rewards are big enoughGeir Helgemo is sometimes called “the bad boy of bridge”. And, to be fair to the smiley 49-year-old Norwegian, he does live up to his billing, seeming p…

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Five athletes arrested in anti-doping raids targeting ‘criminal organisation’

• Police make arrests at Nordic world skiing championships• One of athletes ‘caught in the act of doping’ during raidFive skiers from Austria, Kazakhstan and Estonia were arrested in anti-doping raids at the Nordic skiing world championships in the Aus…

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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…