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# anti-doping

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# Review
Three Irish athletes returned positive doping samples in 2020
A total of 1,045 tests were performed last year.
# ruled out
World 100m champion Coleman has ban reduced but will still miss Olympics
The 25-year-old’s ban for breaching anti-doping ‘whereabouts’ rules has been cut from two years to 18 months.
# Apology
Palace defender Mamadou Sakho accepts ‘substantial’ damages over drug test error
The former Liverpool player was briefly suspended in 2016 and subsequently sued Wada for defamation.
# order
World champion sprinter Coleman hit with two-year doping ban
The American is set to miss next year’s Olympics.
# Drugs in Rugby
Ex-Springbok hooker handed eight-year doping ban after third positive test
33-year-old Chiliboy Ralepelle won 25 caps for South Africa.
# anti-doping
Munster confirm they've reviewed protocols after Cronin's one-month ban
‘It literally could happen to the man in the street where a wrong prescription is dispensed.’
# anti-doping
Sport Ireland will not appeal Cronin's 'quite lenient' one-month ban
The 29-year-old tested positive for prednisolone and prednisone last November.
# SPORT IRELAND
Report reveals seven anti-doping violations in Ireland last year
Elsewhere, Sport Ireland’s testing routines have been interrupted by the Covid-19 shutdown.
# strict liability
Munster prop Cronin 'bears at least some fault' for failed anti-doping test
The judicial officer said he had ‘some sympathy for the player’ but that he could have done more.
# anti-doping
Munster's James Cronin banned for one month after anti-doping violation
An independent judicial officer accepted that the failed test was due to ‘a dispensing error by the pharmacy.’
# anti-doping
Mo Farah insists he's 'happy' for his old blood and urine samples to be retested
Wada intends to investigate athletes who worked with banned former coach Alberto Salazar.
# anti-doping
League of Ireland footballer facing four-year ban with hearing to begin this afternoon
Sport Ireland have brought the case against the player after he was deemed to have provided an insufficient sample to testers.
# under the microscope
WADA to collect data from Moscow anti-doping lab as moves toward reinstatement continue
A Wada report found that the lab was at the heart of a state-sponsored Russian doping cover-up.
# anti-doping
CAS dismisses Nesta Carter appeal, Jamaica remain stripped of Beijing 4x100m relay gold
Jamaica’s 4×100 metre relay team will not get their 2008 Olympic gold medals back after Nesta Carter’s appeal was dismissed by CAS.
# Drugs in Rugby
'I think it confirms there isn't a serious doping issue at the top level of the game'
We spoke to World Rugby’s anti-doping general manager, Mike Earl, about last year’s results.
# Banned
Ex-Arsenal and Man City midfielder Samir Nasri handed six-month doping ban
The French international had appealed to Uefa for a therapeutic use exemption.
# Schools Rugby
Sport Ireland must wait on IRFU invitation to carry out anti-doping in schools rugby
Dr Una May, head of Sport Ireland’s anti-doping, says it is now considered a ‘high risk’ area.’
# Dopes
Australian anti-doping chiefs say new Ben Johnson ad is no laughing matter
The Canadian sprinter is the star of a new ad in Australia.
# USADA
Ben Rothwell the latest UFC fighter to be flagged for anti-doping violation
The heavyweight was due to face Fabricio Werdum at UFC 211 in May.
# anti-doping
'Talented' motocross rider banned for 4 years following positive cocaine test
Ross Fanning failed a drugs test following a race in July 2016.
# Misconduct
Manchester City fined and warned on future conduct after breach of FA anti-doping regulations
They have been warned on future conduct.
# cleared
All Black Tuipulotu cleared of doping after B-sample comes back negative
American lab finds no evidence of banned substance .
# Banned
Olympic gold medallist claims her blood pressure meds caused positive drugs test
Dawn Harper-Nelson, the 2008 Olympic hurdles champion, is serving a three-month ban.
# Banned
NRL star suspended after testing positive for steroids
Jarrod Mullen has played 211 matches for Newcastle since making his debut 12 years ago.
# Fancy Bears
'I have to set a good example, morally and ethically': Froome calls for urgent TUE reform
Statement comes as Bradley Wiggins faces continuing scrutiny over his medical exemptions.
# Grey Sky
'I trust the process': Brailsford says Wiggins TUEs were not performance-enhancing
Team Sky GM finally breaks his silence on TUE revelations.
# anti-doping
Chris Froome says he has nothing to hide as hackers release more medical files
Froome and Bradley Wiggins among five British athletes named in latest WADA file leak.
# anti-doping
WADA condemns Russian hackers for leaking records of Williams sisters and Simone Biles
“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” the group said on its website.
# A bit of needle
IRFU anti-doping report shows testing increased last season with no failed tests
The World Cup is the main reason for a dramatic increase to testing of the senior men.
# Rio 2016
Some Russian athletes could compete in Rio - but they'll face extra tests to prove they're clean
Athletes cleared by IAAF or CAS will be allowed to compete under the Russian flag.
# Reprimand
Ireland midfielder Judge warned by FA after committing anti-doping violation
Brentford’s Player of the Year was found to have high levels of salbutamol in his system due the use of an asthma inhaler.
# Controversy
14 Russian athletes fail Beijing re-tests
It was announced by the International Olympic Committee last week 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing in Rio.
# Maria Sharapova
Sharapova fights for her tennis life as anti-doping panel decides on 'heart drug' ban
Tennis superstar faces four-year ban if panel finds that she deliberately broke anti-doping rules.
# anti-doping
Rewards for doping in the League of Ireland are low - but culture still puts players at risk
“Temptation can’t really exist without reward,” writes John O’Sullivan in this week’s column.
# drugs in sport
GAA ready to embrace anti-doping blood testing - Dr Una May
GAA players have been giving urine samples only, but that will change soon.
# drugs in sport
Sport Ireland driving to improve education after one positive PED test in 2015
Two of the three positive tests last year were for a cocaine metabolite, and one of those cases is still pending.
# Watchdog
Investigation after paper claims doctor prescribed banned drugs to 150 sportsmen
The Sunday Times claims that the Anti-Doping watchdog knew about the allegations but failed to act.
# drugs in sport
There have been 99 positive tests this year for 'Sharapova's heart drug'
Meldonium hit headlines when tennis star Maria Sharapova tested positive at Australian Open.
# GAA
'I wouldn't have a problem with the blood testing, it's the time which can be frustrating'
Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh believes timing is the main issue players have with current testing.
# Sudden death
Disgraced ex-chief of Russia's anti-doping agency dies suddenly
Nikita Kamayev fell ill while skiing.