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# Doping

Last year
2022
# Qatar 2022
Senegal forward Balde set to miss World Cup after being handed three-month doping ban
The Africa Cup of Nations winner, currently at Spartak Moscow, has been suspended until 5 December.
# suspended
Tottenham’s Chioma Ubogagu handed nine-month ban for anti-doping violations
The independent regulatory commission imposing the sanction accepted Ubogagu had broken the rules unintentionally.
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# Probe
Leading French racehorse trainers arrested on doping suspicion - reports
Around 15 people including veterinary surgeons were taken in as part of the investigation.
# Racing
Ruby Walsh on Kildare raid: 'Dad has explained why he was there. To me, he was an eye witness'
The former champion jockey accepts that the incident last Tuesday has been damaging for racing and those involved.
# Ruling
Salazar loses appeal, four-year ban for series of doping violations upheld
The 63-year-old had appealed the decision imposed by the US Anti-Doping Agency in 2019.
# Sun Yang
Olympic champion's eight-year doping ban halved - but will still miss Tokyo 2020
Sun Yang has always protested innocence over the anti-doping violation in 2018.
# Claim
Prosecution concludes British cycling doctor complicit in doping
Almost two years after it started, the fitness-to-practice hearing has finally reached the summing up stage.
# Intrigue
'This small, beautiful woman and her f***ed-up, broken life'
An extract from David Walsh’s book ‘The Russian Affair’.
# CAS
Russia's doping ban halved but name and flag barred from next two Olympics
And the country’s footballers will miss the World Cup in Qatar should they qualify too.
# Suspension
Springboks wing Dyantyi handed four-year doping ban
The 26-year-old tested positive for three banned substances.
# Banned
Former Springbok captain Chiliboy Ralepelle loses appeal against eight-year doping ban
Ralepelle will be 40 when the ban expires in January 2027.
# Doping
Championship footballer handed two-year ban and sacked for use of prohibited substance
The ruling was announced today after Barnsley’s Bambo Diaby tested positive for higenamine.
# Probe
'I have nothing to hide' - Tour de France team leader denies doping after hotel room search
French police are investigating the Arkea-Samsic team of former Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana winner Nairo Quintana.
# Athletics
Former marathon world-record holder Kipsang handed four-year ban
The Kenyan runner has been suspended for violating anti-doping rules.
# drugs in sport
Irish amateur wrestler given four-year ban for doping violation
The athlete failed her doping control test in November and the four-year ban is place since December.
# Doping
Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang banned for eight years
The Chinese swimmer was accused of smashing the vials containing his blood after a row with a team of FINA drug-testers at his home.
# 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.
# Doping
Russia banned for four years from global sporting events including the Olympics
The World Anti-Doping Agency announced the suspension this morning.
# MAFIA FEAR
Teams warn of 'mafia' doping controls as they call for more blood tests
The Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) said they have based their demands on testimony made by Austria’s Georg Preidler.
# called in sick
Athletics Integrity Unit charge Russia over high-jumper no-show for out of competition tests
Danil Lysenko medalled at the outdoor and indoor world championships in 2017 and 2018.
# Swimming
Yang blames 'unprofessional' drug testers for incident when he smashed blood vial with hammer
The triple Olympic champion appeared at a rare public CAS hearing.
# Cycling
Former Team Sky head coach branded 'a doper' and 'serial liar' at tribunal
Shane Sutton walked out after denying the accusations aimed at him in Manchester.
# Nike Oregon Project
Disgraced coach Salazar lodges appeal of four-year doping ban
The 61-year-old’s offences include trafficking testosterone, tampering with the doping control process, and administering illicit infusions of a fat-burning substance.
# record time
Dublin Marathon winner who served doping ban 'slipped through the net'
Morocco’s Othmane El Goumri broke the course record with a time of 2:08:06 yesterday.
# Grim
Michael Phelps says he 'never competed in a clean field once'
The 28-time Olympic medalist says positive tests should result in a lifetime ban.
# Doping
Alberto Salazar, Mo Farah's former coach, handed four-year doping ban
Farah left Salazar’s camp in 2017 but denied the decision was related to doping accusations.
# Doping
Prospect of Olympics ban raised as WADA ask Russia to explain 'inconsistencies'
In another blow, the IAAF maintained a ban on the Russian athletics federation.
# Drugs in Rugby
World Rugby confident there's no 'systematic doping problem' in the sport
CEO Brett Gosper did admit to some concerns about ‘community’ levels of the game.
# Doping
Whyte provisionally suspended by WBC after drugs findings
The Briton had finally earned the status of mandatory challenger to Deontay Wilder, but that has now been put on hold.
# Vicious cycle
Lance Armstrong on doping: 'I wouldn't change a thing'
The former Tour champ says it was worth it for the lessons he learned.
# Athletics
Kenyan coach who was sent home from Rio Olympics banned for 10 years for corruption
Michael Rotich, the former head of the nations’ track and field team, has been suspended from the sport.
# Doping
Rio marathon silver medallist banned following EPO positive
Bahrain’s Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa has been provisionally suspended.
# Doping
WADA make 'major breakthrough for clean sport' by retrieving Moscow data
Data has been retrieved from a laboratory at the heart of Russia’s state-sponsored doping scandal.
# 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.
# Allegation
'Ramos is an honest man': Madrid boss Solari defends captain over doping claims
Santiago Solari questioned the nature of the accusations against the defender.
# Doping
6 schoolboy rugby players in South Africa test positive for PEDs
The results come off the back of 122 tests completed at this year’s U18 Craven Week.
# Boxing
WBO champion Saunders refused licence for fight in Boston in the wake of failed doping test
Billy Joe Saunders was due to fight Demetrius Andrade on 20 October.
# drugs in sport
'Where does the international fight against doping in sport go from here?' - Sport Ireland
John Treacy has released a statement to criticise Wada’s decision to reinstate Russia.
# diamond cut
WBA heavyweight titlist Charr set to be stripped of belt after testing positive for steroids
The German-based boxer was set to face 45-year-old Fres Oquendo next week.
# UFC
Jon Jones handed 15-month backdated doping ban... which expires a week before UFC 230
Dana White plays down speculation that Jones will return in November, saying he expects to see him “early next year”.