doping

Sharapova boxes clever as return nears

Maria Sharapova said Wednesday she refused to feel sorry for herself during her doping ban, occupying her time by studying at Harvard, writing a book and even learning how to box.

August 3, 2016
August 3, 2016

Doping for gold, Olympians ignore health risks

For as long as athletes have been battling for gold medals, they have been taking fortifying tonics, some stomach-churning, others downright dangerous with little concern for their health.

August 2, 2016
August 2, 2016

Yadav cleared

India's Narsingh Yadav is exonerated of doping charges on Monday after an Indian anti-doping disciplinary panel rules in his favour.

July 31, 2016
July 31, 2016

IOC to have final say on Russian athletes

A three-member International Olympic Committee (IOC) panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games, reviewing all decisions taken by the international federations, the IOC said on Saturday.

July 31, 2016
July 31, 2016

'Russian team stands at 266'

Russia's sports minister says that the national team to compete in the Rio Olympics starting next week so far has 266 competitors.

July 28, 2016
July 28, 2016

IAAF rejects Russian plea

Athletics' governing body says it has definitively rejected Moscow's request to review its blanket ban of Russia's track and field team from next month's Rio Olympics over state-sponsored doping.

July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016

WADA 'disappointed' by IOC decision on Russia

The International Olympic Committee's decision to reject calls to ban all Russian competitors from the Rio Olympics could lead to "lesser protection for clean athletes," the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says..

July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016

Anti-doping officials take aim at IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) fails to demonstrate strong leadership on a sad day for clean sport when it declines to ban Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics, anti-doping officials say.

July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016

Whistleblower barred from Rio 2016

Yuliya Stepanova, the Russian 800-metre runner who lifted the lid on systematic doping fraud and corruption in Russian athletics, will not not compete in the Rio Olympics next month.

July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016

Russia escapes blanket ban

The International Olympic Committee on Sunday orders individual sports federations to decide whether Russian competitors should take part in the Rio Games after failing to agree on a complete ban over Russia's state-run doping.

July 18, 2016
July 18, 2016

Stakes high as Russia doping report released

The report to be released Monday into allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping in Russia has already sparked rumblings it could trigger the "nuclear option" of a full ban of Russia from the Rio Olympics.