anti-doping scandal

Rio 2016: Russian, Kenyan athletes must prove ‘clean’ before joining Olympic team

IOC President Thomas Bach said after a special Olympic summit in Lausanne, Switzerland, on June 21 that the measure is being introduced because the Russian and Kenyan anti-doping agencies are unreliable and put "very serious doubts on the presumption of innocence" of

Reuters: Russian athletes likely to have tested positive for doping at Beijing Olympics

Thirty one athletes from six sports could be banned from this year's Rio Olympics after failing doping tests when 454 samples from the 2008 Beijing Games were re-examined, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday, Reuters reports. "Now they will publish (a

Maria Sharapova to face anti-doping panel in London

The Russian sportswoman Maria Sharapova, the five-time tennis Grand Slam winner, will face an anti-doping panel in London on Wednesday after taking the banned drug meldonium, the BBC reports. The 29-year-old Russian failed a doping test at the Australian Open in

Russian boxer Povetkin fails doping test ahead of Wilder fight

Povetkin tested positive for meldonium, his promoter Andrei Ryabinsky said to Russian media on Friday, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to ABC News. "We're in contact with the WBC. They'll take the decision on whether the fight will happen or not," Ryabinsky said. The

More Russian athletes banned for doping as swimmers charged

On March 24 the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) denied that it had covered up failed doping tests by Russian swimmers, Radio Liberty Europe reports. The RUSADA statement comes one day after a damning report by the London newspaper The Times alleging the

UN suspends Maria Sharapova as goodwill ambassador

The UN has suspended Maria Sharapova as a goodwill ambassador following the Russian tennis star’s admission that she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at the Australian Open in January, the Guardian reports. The UN Development Programme, which works to eradicate

Russia may be banned from Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Russia is running out of time to eradicate doping and may not be able to send a track and field team to this year's Rio Olympics, Dick Pound, chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency independent commission, said on Wednesday, Reuters reported. “There

Ex-chief of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency dies

Former head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) Nikita Kamaev died yesterday at the age of 50 years, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to TASS. As TASS reported quoting the former RUSADA CEO Ramil Khabriev, Kamaev died of a massive heart attack. “It looked

International Association of Athletics Federations suspended Russian athletes for doping abuse

On February 8, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) published a list of Russian athletes banned from international competitions for