doping

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

Russian Sochi gold medalists took steroids – report

A brief preview of the CBS program due to air on May 8 did not reveal the names of the suspected dope cheats. But Stepanov charges that the former head of Russia's drug-testing lab told him he had a "Sochi List" of

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

Maria Sharapova suspended from tennis after she failed doping test

"I did fail the test and I take full responsibility for it," Sharapova said during a press conference in Los Angeles that was streamed live on her website and attended by her parents Yuri and Yelena, people.com reports. The five-time Grand Slam

Edwin Moses of WADA said Russian athletes should be banned from Olympics

On Wednesday, at WADA meeting in Colorado Springs, Olympic champion Edwin Moses said that Russian track team should be banned from Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to Foxsports. “The only sanction is that enough is