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Wada set to downgrade bans for out-of-competition recreational drug use

Two-year bans could be reduced to a month from 1 January‘We are here to catch cheats,’ says UK anti-doping authorityA substantial change in anti-doping policy could mean athletes escape with only a month’s ban if they are caught using recreational drug…

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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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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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Russia confirms appeal against Wada four-year doping ban

• Russian anti-doping agency votes to file an appeal• President Putin indicated they wanted an appeal filedRussia’s anti-doping agency Rusada said on Thursday it would appeal the four-year doping sanctions barring the country from competing under its f…

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Victoria Aggar resigns from Wada and says it is now ‘silencing athletes’

• British Paralympian served on Wada’s athlete committee• Aggar says ‘spineless’ decision on Russia provoked exitThe World Anti-Doping Agency has been rocked by the resignation of Victoria Aggar, a highly respected member of its own Athlete Committee, …

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BOA demands the ‘fullest possible sanctions’ be taken against Russia

• British Olympic Association support calls over Wada ban• Russian speaker suggests country host alternative GamesThe British Olympic Association has called for the “fullest possible sanctions” to be taken against Russia following the four-year World A…

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Wada committee member Victoria Aggar questions role after Russia ban

• British ex-Paralympian Aggar calls four-year ban ‘spineless’• Fellow committee member Adam Pengilly: ‘Nothing has worked’A highly-respected British member of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s athlete committee is questioning her future after condemning …

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Shock among Russian athletes over Wada four-year global ban for doping

Svetlana Romashina, the five-time Olympic champion, says the ban is a ‘blow to the reputation of clean athletes’The five-times Olympic gold medallist Svetlana Romashina was in the pool when she received the news that Russia had been slapped with a four…

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Vladimir Putin signals Russia will appeal against four-year Wada ban

• Russian president indicates there are ‘reasons to appeal’• Country has 21 days to respond to proposed sanctionsRussian president Vladimir Putin has said his country have ’reason to appeal’ against the four-year ban imposed by the World Anti-Doping Ag…

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Wada acts on Russian doping but has it gone far enough?

Caveats and compromises in the small print mean there is a good chance Russian athletes and footballers will appear at the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World CupIt makes for an alluring headline: Russia finally banned from international sport for four ye…

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Wada acts on Russian doping but has it gone far enough?

Caveats and compromises in the small print mean there is a good chance Russian athletes and footballers will appear at the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World CupIt makes for an alluring headline: Russia finally banned from international sport for four ye…

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Claims of ‘lynching’ and ‘hysteria’ after Wada bans Russia for four years

• Russian PM: ‘Wada decision is anti-Russian hysteria’• Mariya Lasitskene: ‘I didn’t doubt it could end like this’The World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to ban Russia from international sport for four years has divided sporting figures in the country,…

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Russian PM labels doping ban ‘anti-Russian hysteria’ – video

Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has called the decision by the World Anti Doping Agency (Wada) to ban Russia for four years ‘anti-Russian hysteria’. The decision made on Monday will see Russia banned from competing at the Tokyo Olympics and the…

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‘Their flag will not fly’: Russia given four-year ban for doping offences – video report

Russia will be banned from the Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar after the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) voted unanimously to ban them for doping offences. Russia now has 21 days to appeal against the decision. Individual athlet…

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Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and football World Cup

Wada delivers four-year ban for doping offencesIndividual athletes will still be allowed to competeThe World Anti-Doping Agency has voted unanimously to ban Russia from international sport for four years for doping offences.Russia now have 21 days to a…