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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.
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.
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.
'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.