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Sharapova lawyer blasts WADA chief

Maria Sharapova's attorney John Haggerty hit out at World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head Craig Reedie for comments he made about the Russian tennis star's earnings.

July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016

Sharapova out of Olympics

A Court of Arbitration for Sport decision on the two-year doping ban for Maria Sharapova has been put back two months to September, the court said Monday, ruling the tennis superstar out of the Rio Olympics.

June 21, 2016
June 21, 2016

Sharapova lawyer blasts WADA chief

Maria Sharapova's attorney John Haggerty hit out at World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head Craig Reedie for comments he made about the Russian tennis star's earnings.

June 18, 2016
June 18, 2016

IAAF votes to keep Russia banned

World athletics' governing body decides to maintain its doping ban on all Russian athletes, Sky News reported, quoting unnamed sources.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

‘Russia should remain banned’

Russia's athletes should stay banned from international competition and not be allowed to take part in the Rio Games, says a leading Olympic official.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

Russia in IAAF dock

Scandal-hit Russia will likely discover Friday that it has not done enough to get back into world track and field's governing body, the IAAF, in time for its athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics.

June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016

Bolt prepared to return gold

Usain Bolt has told Reuters he would have no problem giving back one of his six Olympic gold medals if a Jamaican relay team mate is confirmed to have failed a drugs test.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

Maria Sharapova may not play again

Former world number one Maria Sharapova may never play again following her failed drugs test, the president of the Russian Tennis Federation says.

May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

Russia backs IOC over Beijing doping action

Russia's sports ministry says on Wednesday it fully supports actions by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to bar athletes who dope from competitions, but said clean athletes should not be excluded from the Rio games.

May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016

Perera dope test botched, cleared to play

Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kusal Perera target a swift return Thursday to international cricket after officials admitted the analysis of a doping test which triggered his suspension had been botched.