doping

Maria Sharapova will not play at Wimbledon tournament

This spring, Sharapova resumed participation in tournaments after a 15-month disqualification for an instance of noncompliance with anti-doping rules.  But the Russian tennis player will not be able to take part in the WTA tournament in Birmingham and in the season’s

Wada says Russia’s anti-doping agency chair Yelena Isinbayeva will be removed

Yelena Isinbayeva will be removed from a key anti-doping position in Russia as she is a barrier to the country's compliance with the World Anti-Doping Agency code, the body says, according to the BBC. The double Olympic pole vault champion, 34, has

Maria Sharapova: French Open decides against giving former champion a wildcard

The Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, 30, was ranked too low to gain direct entry as she continues her return from a 15-month drugs ban, according to the BBC. "There can be a wildcard for the return from injuries - there cannot

Maria Sharapova returns to Bouchard hate — and a win

Before Sharapova’s official return to the court on Wednesday for her first match since the 2016 Australian Open, Bouchard, the world No. 59, ripped to shreds the World Tennis Association for allowing Sharapova to play following her testing positive for a banned

McLaren report: More than 1,000 Russian athletes involved in state-sponsored doping

The London 2012 Olympics were “corrupted on an unprecedented scale” by Russia’s government and sports authorities, who colluded to ensure the country’s sportspeople were able to take a cocktail of banned performance-enhancing drugs yet evade doping tests, it has been revealed,

WADA to announce new report on Russia doping investigation

The first McLaren report discovered that Russia has run a systemic and state-sponsored doping program for several years, including in the run-up to the Sochi Games. The report caused ban of hundreds of Russian athletes from 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The

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

IAAF votes to keep Russia banned, Rio participation in balance

Russia, a superpower of track and field, had lobbied furiously to avert the prospect of a Summer Olympics athletics program taking place without its athletes, and argued that it was taking all the steps required of it to dispel charges of state-sponsored

Russia doping: Wada new report reveals obstructions to testing

The report was published two days before athletics' governing body rules on whether Russian competitors can take part in the Rio Olympics this summer, BBC reports. In November, Russia's athletes were banned after a Wada report highlighted widespread failing in testing. The country's

New tests find 14 Russian athletes positive at Beijing Games

The Russian Olympic Committee said in a statement (in Russian), that it had received the information in "official documents" from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), BBC reports. The IOC earlier said up to 31 athletes could be banned from the Rio Games. The Russian