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‘All drug tests at World Cup negative’- FIFA releases clean doping report

By ethan / July 12, 2018

World football governing body FIFA has announced that all drug tests taken at the World Cup in Russia did not reveal any presence of any banned substances. “The analyses of all doping tests conducted before and during the competition have yielded negative results,” FIFA said in a statement on Thursday. The testing program, described as “the largest […]

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FIFA rejects UK tabloid claims it covered up doping by Russian footballers

By ethan / June 24, 2018

FIFA has rejected claims by UK tabloid the Mail on Sunday that it covered up cases of doping by Russian footballers. In typically sensationalist yet logic-light piece, Mail on Sunday journalist Nick Harris claimed that “FIFA had documentary proof of institutional cover-ups in Russian football 18 months ago — but have apparently done nothing to hold […]

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WADA reveals worst doping cheaters in 2016, Russia not even in top 5

By ethan / April 28, 2018

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the Anti-Doping Rules Violations report for 2016 featuring 1,595 confirmed doping cases involving athletes representing 117 countries. Out of 1595 cases indicated in the report, 1,326 offences were labeled as “positive results,” while the remaining 269 violations committed by athletes and sports personnel “were derived from investigations and evidence-based […]

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Russian Paralympian wins court case against German newspaper over doping claims

By ethan / April 13, 2018

Russian six-time Paralympic champion Mikhalina Lysova has won a court case against German newspaper Bild, which called her “the Russian who takes doping” on the eve of the 2018 PyeongChang Games. In the article published several days before the start of the Paralympic Games, the German paper groundlessly accused the athlete of doping, insisting that […]

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Masked ‘Rodchenkov’ accuses IBU of covering up doping

By ethan / April 12, 2018

Norwegian broadcaster NRK has released an interview with a masked man who claims to be former Moscow anti-doping laboratory head Grigory Rodchenkov, in which he accused the International Biathlon Union (IBU) of covering up doping. In the video interview, a man wearing a ski mask and dark sunglasses stated that the IBU was implicated in […]

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US tennis player sues WTA and ITF over injuries caused by doping tests

By ethan / April 10, 2018

American tennis player Madison Brengle has begun legal proceedings against the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), claiming that obligatory doping tests caused her serious injuries. The 28-year-old athlete suffers from a rare medical condition known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I, which is brought on by needle injections. She […]

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“The officer took a bite and drank some blood.. God bless him!” – Russia coach on doping & Brazil

By ethan / March 22, 2018

Russian national team manager Stanislav Cherchesov has opened up about early morning doping tests and team tactics, ahead of the country’s friendly match against Brazil in Moscow on Friday. This summer’s World Cup hosts Russia will take on five-time world champions Brazil at Moscow’s impressive and newly-renovated Luzhniki Stadium, which will also host the Russia […]

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Chris Froome may be denied access to Tour de France over unresolved doping case

By ethan / March 22, 2018

Tour de France organizers may exclude Britain’s Chris Froome from this year’s race, if his salbutamol doping case remains unresolved. A doping test taken from Froome during the Vuelta a Espana race in Spain last September indicated elevated levels of the asthma medicine. However, the four-time Tour de France winner denied any wrongdoing, saying it […]

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WADA encouraged by RUSADA’s progress, seeks further cooperation to battle doping

By ethan / March 21, 2018

Head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedie said he is “encouraged by the significant progress” made by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) at the WADA symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday. Reedie said he regretted, however, that the process aimed at bringing RUSADA back into compliance and restoring its membership has taken a […]

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