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Sports minister launches Made-in-India Anti-Doping test chemicals
India

Sports minister launches Made-in-India Anti-Doping test chemicals

With the creation of these Reference Materials, NDTL has earned itself the recognition of being one of the few labs in the world where such RMs have been developed

South African batter Zubayr Hamza provisionally suspended for failing out-of-competition dope test
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South African batter Zubayr Hamza provisionally suspended for failing out-of-competition dope test

Hamza's dope sample collected out-of-competition on 17 January this year has been found to contain Furosemide, a prohibited substance under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Russian teenager Kamila Valieva allowed to skate again at Games
Sports

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Russian teenager Kamila Valieva allowed to skate again at Games

The International Olympic Committee said that if Valieva finished in the top three, it will not hold a medal ceremony until the doping issue was resolved.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Kamila Valieva case 'catastrophic failure' of system, says USADA
Sports

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Kamila Valieva case 'catastrophic failure' of system, says USADA

Valieva, who played a starring role in helping Russia win team gold in Beijing on Monday, tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine after competing at an event in Saint Petersburg on 25 December.

WADA report names India among the world's biggest doping violators
Sports

WADA report names India among the world's biggest doping violators

According to WADA, 152 (17 percent of the world total) Anti-doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) were reported in India in 2019

World Anti-Doping Agency revokes approval of Moscow anti-doping lab
World

World Anti-Doping Agency revokes approval of Moscow anti-doping lab

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Saturday announced that it has revoked approval of the Russian national anti-doping laboratory in Moscow to handle blood sample analysis

WADA warns Russian sporting authorities not to interfere in drug testing
Sports

WADA warns Russian sporting authorities not to interfere in drug testing

WADA president Witold Banka met with Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin in Turkey on Wednesday for talks on the future of the still-suspended Russian anti-doping agency, known as RUSADA.

World Anti-Doping Agency says it will review banned status of cannabis
Sports

World Anti-Doping Agency says it will review banned status of cannabis

World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe is among those who have backed calls for a cannabis review.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: After Ryan Murphy, fellow US swimmer Lilly King criticises presence of Russian athletes
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: After Ryan Murphy, fellow US swimmer Lilly King criticises presence of Russian athletes

King made her statements seated next to Ryan Murphy, another US swimmer who seemed to take aim this week at a country that has repeatedly run afoul of doping rules.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 5,000 samples to be collected to tackle doping in Games
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 5,000 samples to be collected to tackle doping in Games

For Tokyo Games, both the testing and the sanctioning components of the anti-doping system will be independent of the IOC. The ITA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport Anti-doping Division (CAS ADD) will handle these respectively.

WADA says very rare for athlete to test positive for banned substance after contact with skin
Sports

WADA says very rare for athlete to test positive for banned substance after contact with skin

WADA issued a statement ahead of a documentary by Germany's ARD television, days before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, that claims such an occurrence was proven in several cases in an experiment.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson to miss 100m after admitting to marijuana use
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson to miss 100m after admitting to marijuana use

Speaking on US Olympic telecaster NBC's "Today" show, 21-year-old Richardson said she took marijuana to cope with "a state of emotional pain" after learning of the death of her biological mother from a reporter at the US Olympic trials last month in Eugene, Oregon.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Swimmer Sun Yang to miss Games after four-year doping ban
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Swimmer Sun Yang to miss Games after four-year doping ban

Sun, who was banned for three months in 2014 for a separate doping offence, has always protested his innocence in the murky events of September 2018.

Russian hurdler Sergey Shubenkov cleared of doping charges in 'genuinely exceptional' case, says AIU
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Russian hurdler Sergey Shubenkov cleared of doping charges in 'genuinely exceptional' case, says AIU

The 2015 world champion in the 110m hurdles had tested positive for acetazolamide, a masking agent, in an out-of-competition test in December 2020.

Testing dried blood spots 'very important step' in anti-doping, says WADA scientific director
Sports

Testing dried blood spots 'very important step' in anti-doping, says WADA scientific director

The World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday approved an innovative method of screening dried blood for banned substances which will be trialled for the Tokyo Olympics

WADA president Witold Banka says new dried blood spot testing could be a real 'game-changer'
Sports

WADA president Witold Banka says new dried blood spot testing could be a real 'game-changer'

Dried blood spot testing – in which small samples are collected from a finger prick and blotted onto an absorbent card – could mark a new era in anti-doping, eventually allowing for more athletes to be targeted and more tests to be carried out, Banka said.

US Olympic, doping chiefs call for major WADA reforms with focus on greater transparency
Sports

US Olympic, doping chiefs call for major WADA reforms with focus on greater transparency

The US groups call for an independent governance structure for WADA with no sport official being allowed to serve on WADA's executive committee, with that body to include "independent athletes and be empowered to discuss change impacting them and their colleagues."

Tokyo Olympics 2020: World champion Salwa Eid Naser gets court date for doping rules case
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: World champion Salwa Eid Naser gets court date for doping rules case

Naser ran the fastest women’s 400 since 1985 to win the world title 18 months ago in Doha, Qatar, while she was under investigation.

World Anti-Doping Agency to look into claims of UKAD permitting British Cycling to undertake private testing
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World Anti-Doping Agency to look into claims of UKAD permitting British Cycling to undertake private testing

WADA's investigation is likely to examine whether either of these explanations were established as the cause, and what further action may have been taken by UKAD.

Russian athletes to compete under name of 'ROC' and new flag at next two Olympic Games
Sports

Russian athletes to compete under name of 'ROC' and new flag at next two Olympic Games

A Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling in December banned Russia’s team name, flag and national anthem from the Tokyo Olympics this year and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.