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World Athletics acknowledges Russia made 'steady progress' but not enough to lift 2015 doping ban
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World Athletics acknowledges Russia made 'steady progress' but not enough to lift 2015 doping ban

The global governing body's council accepted the recommendation from the Task Force established to monitor Russia's efforts to turn its back on its doping-tainted past

Indian athlete Gomathi Marimuthu files appeal with Court of Arbitration for Sport against four-year doping ban
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Indian athlete Gomathi Marimuthu files appeal with Court of Arbitration for Sport against four-year doping ban

Gomathi was stripped of the gold medal she won at the 2019 Doha Asian championship in the 800m event and banned for four years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after her 'B' sample also returned positive for anabolic steroid nandrolone.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Confident of not only qualifying for Games but also standing on podium, says Narsingh Yadav
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Confident of not only qualifying for Games but also standing on podium, says Narsingh Yadav

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 has handed Narsingh Pancham Yadav a lifeline and the dope-tainted wrestler on Thursday said he will make full use of the "golden chance" after the federation announced that it won't come in the way of his return.

'It will be Prithvi Shaw 2.0': Mumbai batsman gears up for comeback from doping ban in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
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'It will be Prithvi Shaw 2.0': Mumbai batsman gears up for comeback from doping ban in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Talented India opener Prithvi Shaw has promised to start afresh as he gears up for his comeback to competitive cricket after serving an eight-month doping suspension handed by the BCCI.

World Athletics Championships 2019: Shadow of Alberto Salazar's ban looms over competition, divides runners' opinions
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Shadow of Alberto Salazar's ban looms over competition, divides runners' opinions

Four days after Salazar was suspended for doping offences, runners linked to the Cuban-born coach were still digesting the news which sent shockwaves across track and field.

Mo Farah says 'no tolerance' for breaking rules after former coach Alberto Salazar is banned for doping violations
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Mo Farah says 'no tolerance' for breaking rules after former coach Alberto Salazar is banned for doping violations

Britain's four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah said on Tuesday he has 'no tolerance for anyone who breaks the rules or crosses the line' after his former coach Alberto Salazar was given a four-year ban for doping violations.

Premier League: Midfielder Samir Nasri joins West Ham United after doping ban ends
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Premier League: Midfielder Samir Nasri joins West Ham United after doping ban ends

Nasri is free to play again from Tuesday after being suspended in February while playing for Turkish side Antalyaspor for taking a multi-vitamin booster in contravention of WADA rules.

Samir Nasri's return to football deferred as UEFA extends French international's doping ban from six to 18 months
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Samir Nasri's return to football deferred as UEFA extends French international's doping ban from six to 18 months

UEFA extended Samir Nasri's doping ban from six to 18 months on Wednesday over the intravenous drip treatment he received at a Los Angeles clinic in 2016.

Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad fails dope test ahead of Zimbabwe triangular series, claims report
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Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad fails dope test ahead of Zimbabwe triangular series, claims report

Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has failed a dope test conducted recently and could face a ban of up to three months, aside from getting dropped for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, if latest reports are to be believed.

Former world swimming champion Filippo Magnini may face eight-year doping ban
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Former world swimming champion Filippo Magnini may face eight-year doping ban

Magnini, 36, who is retired, and Santucci, 29, were questioned last October over their relationship with nutritionist Guido Porcellini, who is being probed for allegedly distributing illegal drugs.

IPL 2018: KKR all-rounder Andre Russell says time lost due to doping ban taught him a lesson in humility
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IPL 2018: KKR all-rounder Andre Russell says time lost due to doping ban taught him a lesson in humility

Arrogance can bring about a downfall for even the best in the business and Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell has learnt it the hard way after serving a year-long ban for violation of WADA's anti-doping whereabouts clause.

Winter Olympics 2018: Russian athlete reportedly involved in possible doping violation
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Winter Olympics 2018: Russian athlete reportedly involved in possible doping violation

A Russian medallist Alexander Krushelnitsky at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday

BCCI's handling of Yusuf Pathan fiasco defies rationale, raises more questions than answers
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BCCI's handling of Yusuf Pathan fiasco defies rationale, raises more questions than answers

There is no explanation as to how Pathan played two Ranji Trophy games in October when he was purportedly serving a ban, and why it took the BCCI more than two and a half months to announce its decision.

US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova ousts Simona Halep to make a winning return to Grand Slam
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US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova ousts Simona Halep to make a winning return to Grand Slam

Maria Sharapova made a triumphant return to Grand Slam competition after a 15-month doping ban, outlasting second-ranked Simona Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 at the US Open on Monday.

Wimbledon 2017: Maria Sharapova forced to withdraw from tournament due to thigh injury
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Wimbledon 2017: Maria Sharapova forced to withdraw from tournament due to thigh injury

Maria Sharapova withdrew from Wimbledon on Saturday after failing to recover from a thigh injury, dealing another blow to the superstar's bid to rebuild her career following a doping ban.

Maria Sharapova targets April return after doping ban reduced
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Maria Sharapova targets April return after doping ban reduced

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova hailed the reduction of her two-year doping ban on Tuesday as one of the "happiest days" of her life, immediately targeting a return to action in April 2017.

Rio 2016: Usain Bolt praises crackdown on doping; says 'most athletes are clean'
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Rio 2016: Usain Bolt praises crackdown on doping; says 'most athletes are clean'

Usain Bolt has praised efforts by athletics chiefs to clamp down on doping in the build-up to August's Olympic Games, saying that "most athletes are clean".

Former Olympic swimming champ Park apologises for doping ban
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Former Olympic swimming champ Park apologises for doping ban

A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test.

Tennis: American Odesnik banned 15 years for second doping violation
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Tennis: American Odesnik banned 15 years for second doping violation

American player Wayne Odesnik has been banned for 15 years after a second doping violation, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Wednesday.

Double Olympic swimming champ Yang banned from testing in Australia after doping ban
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Double Olympic swimming champ Yang banned from testing in Australia after doping ban

Chinese swimming star Sun Yang has been barred from training in Australia and Denis Cotterell will not be his coach any more after Sun was banned for doping.