Coronavirus Outbreak: Canada joins Russia in temporarily halting doping testing to minimise risk of COVID-19 spread
Canada has put its doping control testing program on hold until further notice in response to government directives intended to minimise the risk of exposure and spread of the coronavirus, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) said.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said that it would continue to test “where possible” while remaining in line with protocols set out by governmental and health organisations amid a coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the global sporting calendar.
'I cheat because others cheat' admits Kenyan athlete as country struggles against rising doping cases
Kenya was forced to confront its doping problem in 2016 when a string of high-profile scandals almost saw the country blacklisted from the Olympic Games in Rio.
Cricketers have also failed dope tests in recent times, with the likes of Yasir Shah and Kusal Perera testing positive for banned substances.
Novak Djokovic says he has lost all trust in the anti-doping programme in tennis and fears he could become a victim of its "negligence" after fellow Serb Victor Troicki failed to have his doping ban overturned on Tuesday.