Tag Archives: doping


Russia braces for four-year Olympic ban over doping scandal

12 December, 2019 10:34 pm 10:34 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia could be hit with a four-year Olympic ban on Monday for flouting anti-doping rules, a punishment local officials have said would be unfair and part of a malicious Western attempt to destroy sport in the country. Russia, which has tried to showcase itself as a global sports power, has been embroiled … Read More


South African sprinter Carina Horn handed provisional doping ban

09 September, 2019 4:15 pm 4:15 pm

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s fastest female sprinter Carina Horn has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance, the IAAF’s Athletics Integrity Unit said on Monday. Horn, who last year became the first South African woman to run the 100 metres in less than 11 seconds, tested positive for Ibutamoren and … Read More


Athletics, Indian, shot-putter, Kaur, four-year, doping, ban

Warner must rein in attitude for Australia return: South Africa’s Smi...

04 April, 2019 4:09 pm 4:09 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – David Warner will be driven to prove his worth to Australia when he returns to the side but will need to check his ego at the door as he is no longer an indispensable part of the team, former South African captain Graeme Smith has said. The 32-year-old received a 12-month ban … Read More


Athletics, Indian, shot-putter, Kaur, four-year, doping, ban

Athletics: Indian shot-putter Manpreet Kaur handed four-year doping ban

04 April, 2019 3:58 pm 3:58 pm

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s Manpreet Kaur, who won women’s shot put gold at the 2017 Asian athletics championships, has received a four-year ban after testing positive for banned substances, the country’s anti-doping body (NADA) has said. Kaur failed doping tests four times in 2017, the body said, including at the Asian championships in Bhubaneswar, where … Read More


Olympics, IOC, sanctions, athletes, London, 2012 Games, doping

Olympics: IOC sanctions three athletes from London 2012 Games for doping

03 March, 2019 9:45 pm 9:45 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – Azeri weightlifter Valentin Hristov was stripped of his 2012 Olympics 56-kg bronze medal on Friday after he was one of three athletes to test positive for banned substances in re-tests conducted by the International Olympic Committee. The IOC said Hristov’s London Games sample tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid (oralturinabol) when … Read More