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CAS lifts doping suspension of Russian bobsledder over ‘contaminated product’

By ethan / October 8, 2018

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has lifted the provisional suspension of Russian bobsleigh athlete Nadezhda Sergeeva, stating that “a contaminated product” led to her failed doping test at the 2018 Olympics. Sergeeva, who represented the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) in PyeongChang, was disqualified in February after the banned substance trimetazidine was detected […]


US Olympic medalist cleared by USADA after 'Mexican meat' blamed for failed doping test

By ethan / September 28, 2018

American triple jumper Will Claye has been cleared of any wrongdoing after the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) concluded that the banned substance detected in his doping test had been ingested “without fault or negligence.” The three-time Olympic medalist failed an out-of-competition drug test in August when traces of prohibited substance – clenbuterol – were found […]


CLEAN! – Russia's World Cup top scorer Denis Cheryshev cleared of doping suspicions

By ethan / September 13, 2018

Russian footballer Denis Cheryshev has been cleared of doping by Spanish authorities. The player, his country’s top scorer at their home 2018 World Cup this summer, had been under investigation for using growth hormone. Cheryshev, who moved to Spanish side Valencia from Villareal on loan in August, posted to his Twitter account a letter, written […]


US swimmer Lochte banned for 14 months for doping violation

By ethan / July 23, 2018

US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been banned for 14 months after posting an image of himself on social media receiving an intravenous infusion. The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced the sanction against the 12-time Olympic medalist in a statement on Monday.     “On May 24, 2018, Lochte, 33, posted an image on social media depicting […]


Daily Mail to pay damages to Brazil legend Roberto Carlos over false doping claims

By ethan / July 23, 2018

British newspaper the Daily Mail has agreed to pay financial compensation to Brazilian football legend Roberto Carlos for wrongly accusing him of doping violations. In June 2017, the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline published an article claiming that Carlos had taken prohibited performance-enhancing drugs throughout his professional career, including during the 2002 World Cup which […]


‘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 […]


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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