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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


“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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Putin ensures Russia striving for ‘fairness and transparency’ in fight against doping

By ethan / March 20, 2018

Russian president Vladimir Putin has ensured the country’s Foreign Ministry is striving for changes in UNESCO legislation to ensure ‘fair and transparent rules’ regarding doping. At the recent PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, Russian athletes were forced to compete as ‘Neutral Paralympic Athletes’ under a neutral flag following the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) decision to maintain […]


‘Same script, different actors’: Russian curling boss compares alleged doping to Skripal attack

By ethan / March 15, 2018

Russian Curling Federation President Dmitry Svishev as drawn parallels between the doping case of Russian curler Aleksandr Krushelnitsky and the nerve gas attack on former British spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, UK. Krushelnitsky won bronze at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics before testing positive for meldonium. Former British spy Sergei Skripal was found in Salisbury, […]


‘Cracking’ bottles: WADA supplier Berlinger quits doping control kit business

By ethan / March 10, 2018

Swiss company Berlinger Special AG, affiliated to WADA, has withdrawn from the doping control business. The move follows reports of the possible cracking of frozen bottles. “The Board of Directors of Berlinger Special AG has resolved that the company will cease production of its doping control kits in the medium term,” the company said on […]

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