Russia prevents WADA from finding doping data in Moscow lab

Sports 12/21/18, 21:41

World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors are leaving Moscow empty-handed after Russian authorities prevented them from accessing key doping data that the country's authorities had agreed to hand over.WADA reinstated the suspended Russian Anti-Doping Agency in September on the condition Russian authorities hand over lab data, which could help confirm a number ...

Senators bring bill to criminalize vast doping conspiracies

U.S. 12/19/18, 15:52

Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would criminalize international doping conspiracies, the likes of which Russia pursued during the Sochi Olympics in 2014. The measure is named after Grigory Rodchenkov, the Moscow lab director who blew the whistle on Russian cheating. It is similar to a bill introduced in ...

Mutko resigns as president of Russian soccer federation

Soccer 12/19/18, 09:11

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life because of the country's doping scandals, has resigned as president of the Russian Football Union.The RFU says Mutko stepped down during Wednesday's executive committee meeting. Russian soccer league president Sergey Pryadkin will serve as the RFU's ...

German skier risks losing 1st win for getting extra oxygen

Sports 12/07/18, 10:02

Days after getting his first career World Cup win, Stefan Luitz could be disqualified for breaking skiing's doping rules by using an oxygen mask.The International Ski Federation says it is investigating an incident in Beaver Creek on Sunday.Racing started at an altitude of 10,340 feet (3,152 meters) and the 26-year-old ...

Canadian weightlifter upgraded to Olympic gold, bronze

Sports 12/03/18, 13:06

Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard received a 2012 London Olympic gold and 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medal in a ceremony on Monday at the National Arts Centre.Girard becomes the first Canadian Olympic champion in weightlifting and the first Canadian to win two Olympic medals in the sport thanks to failed doping ...

Drug testers say they’re quietly reforming Russia

Sports 11/28/18, 15:43

In Russia's long-running feud with global anti-doping bosses, its own drug testers are caught in the crossfire.When the Russian anti-doping agency, known as RUSADA, was reinstated by the World Anti-Doping Agency in September, it caused an outcry from international campaigners who saw the move as forgiveness for Russia, whose political ...

WADA experts hold talks in Moscow about doping lab data

Sports 11/28/18, 05:09

A delegation from the World Anti-Doping Agency held talks with Russian authorities in Moscow on Wednesday as it tries to access data which could mean more bans for the country's top athletes.Later Wednesday, the delegation will visit the Moscow laboratory at the heart of a vast cover-up of Russian doping ...

Real Madrid denies Ramos breached anti-doping rules

Soccer 11/23/18, 17:18

Real Madrid has denied Sergio Ramos broke anti-doping rules as suggested by German magazine Der Spiegel in the latest "Football Leaks" revelations.The magazine reported Ramos failed a doping test after the Champions League final against Juventus in 2017, and that the Madrid captain did not follow proper procedures when asked ...

Russian court challenges International Olympic Committee

Sports 11/22/18, 10:35

With a pair of gold medals at stake, a Russian court has issued a ruling that directly challenges the authority of the International Olympic Committee and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The Moscow City Court ruled Wednesday that bobsledder Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony ...

Mutko returns to Russian soccer body after stepping aside

Soccer 11/22/18, 08:15

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life because of his country's doping scandals, has returned to a senior role in Russian soccer.Mutko said late last year he would step aside temporarily as Russian Football Union president after the International Olympic Committee imposed the ...

Singh settles anti-doping lawsuit with PGA Tour

Sports 11/20/18, 18:53

Vijay Singh has settled his lawsuit against the PGA Tour over how it investigated his use of deer antler spray, ending more than five years of litigation less than a week before the case was to go to trial in New York.Terms of the settled announced Tuesday were not disclosed."I'm ...

Former investigator calls WADA’s Russia decision ‘cowardly’

Sports 11/17/18, 03:06

At the same time the World Anti-Doping Agency announced changes to its governance structure, the agency's former lead investigator wrote an op-ed piece arguing its leaders should be replaced, and said the decision to reinstate Russia's suspended anti-doping agency came via a "cowardly" process that betrayed clean athletes.Jack Robertson, who ...

Moscow doping lab to be opened for WADA visit

Sports 11/15/18, 04:49

Russia will allow an international delegation to inspect its shuttered drug-testing lab this month, the World Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday.The visit is part of a deal between WADA and the Russian government which allowed the country's anti-doping agency to be reinstated in September, following a suspension of almost three years ...

APNewsBreak: Moses asks for thorough review of WADA culture

Sports 11/13/18, 23:59

Olympic champion Edwin Moses sent a tersely worded letter to leaders of the World Anti-Doping Agency, asking for an investigation into the culture at WADA that would expand beyond athletes' representative Beckie Scott's claim that she was bullied at a recent meeting.The Associated Press obtained the letter that Moses, who ...

Athletes outraged at proposed age requirement for WADA prez

Sports 11/06/18, 11:41

Three high-profile Olympic and Paralympic athletes are incensed over a proposed age minimum that would eliminate their choice to be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.A list of guidelines under consideration includes a requirement that any candidate to replace Craig Reedie be at least 45. Reedie's term expires ...

WADA president turns criticism to US sports leagues

Sports 11/01/18, 12:44

Facing increased criticism over Russia's reinstatement, World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie responded to one of his harshest detractors by pointing out that the major American sports leagues routinely ignore international guidelines.Reedie, speaking in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday at a WADA event, again defended the plan ...

White House, athletes pressure anti-doping body to reform

Sports 10/31/18, 16:51

Olympic athletes joined the acting White House drug czar and anti-doping officials from seven other countries on Wednesday to call on the World Anti-Doping Agency to reform its governance, saying major changes are necessary to ensure drug-free competition at international events.The first-of-its-kind doping summit was organized by the Office of ...

Former Armstrong team manager gets lifetime ban from cycling

Sports 10/24/18, 21:29

Lance Armstrong's former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times.Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Bruyneel announced the Switzerland-based Court ...

Interview: WADA says Russia critics harming doping fight

Sports 10/22/18, 22:02

Unnerved by public disputes and bullying claims, the World Anti-Doping Agency is urging critics of the decision to reinstate Russia to cease their distracting attacks.WADA director general Olivier Niggli told The Associated Press it's more beneficial to work with the country, as the three-year suspension of its anti-doping agency comes ...

Andrade beats Kautondokwa for WBO middleweight title

Sports 10/20/18, 21:14

Demetrius Andrade won the vacant World Boxing Organization middleweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Walter Kautondokwa of Namibia on Saturday.Kautondokwa was a replacement for Billy Joe Saunders. Saunders tested positive for a stimulant in a drug test administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency. The WBO stripped Saunders of ...

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