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Former Olympic champion Roland Schoeman faces extended ban over doping offence
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Former Olympic champion Roland Schoeman faces extended ban over doping offence

The South African was training to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when he tested positive for GW501516 last year.

US official blasts WADA proposal to penalise member countries that fail to pay
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US official blasts WADA proposal to penalise member countries that fail to pay

A virtual meeting of WADA's Foundation Board saw officials from both the global watch-dog and the United States voicing the need for cooperation.

MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone's doping ban extended to four years by CAS after failing to prove innocence
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MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone's doping ban extended to four years by CAS after failing to prove innocence

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said its three judges dismissed the Italian rider’s appeal against an 18-month ban and upheld the World Anti-Doping Agency’s counter appeal requesting a four-year sanction.

Russia's doping ban decision 'by end of year', says Court of Arbitration for Sport
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Russia's doping ban decision 'by end of year', says Court of Arbitration for Sport

The ensuing ban meant Russia would miss the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics next year as well as football's 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the 2022 Winter Olympics in China.

Alberto Salazar's appeal hearing in doping case postponed to March due to coronavirus pandemic
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Alberto Salazar's appeal hearing in doping case postponed to March due to coronavirus pandemic

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it has moved next week's scheduled hearing for Salazar and endocrinologist Jeffrey Brown to a new slot from 3-12 March.

Crystal Palace's Mamadou Sakho wins 'substantial' damages, apology from WADA over allegations of doping
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Crystal Palace's Mamadou Sakho wins 'substantial' damages, apology from WADA over allegations of doping

Sakho missed the Reds' Europa League final against Sevilla and, he also alleged, a place in France's Euro 2016 squad as a result of his suspension.

Court of Arbitration for Sport opens four-day hearing into Russian doping scandal
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Court of Arbitration for Sport opens four-day hearing into Russian doping scandal

The CAS panel of judges from Australia, France and Italy are unlikely to give a ruling for at least several weeks.

Russia's reputation, Olympic status for doping goes on trial next week at CAS
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Russia's reputation, Olympic status for doping goes on trial next week at CAS

The three-judge panel has been asked by the World Anti-Doping Agency to ban Russia's name, flag and anthem from the Tokyo Olympics and 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, plus four years of world championships.

CAS proceeds with hearing into Russian doping case amidst coronavirus pandemic
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CAS proceeds with hearing into Russian doping case amidst coronavirus pandemic

The slate of punishments proposed by WADA includes a ban on Russia’s flag, anthem and team name at the Tokyo Olympics next year and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.

Former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman admits to destroying banned testosterone
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Former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman admits to destroying banned testosterone

Freeman has previously admitted 18 of 22 charges, which include ordering 30 sachets of testosterone gel to the Manchester velodrome nine years ago and lying to British Cycling and UK Anti-Doping about making the order.

Championship club Barnsley defender Bambo Diaby handed two-year doping ban
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Championship club Barnsley defender Bambo Diaby handed two-year doping ban

The 22-year-old returned a urine sample last November that was found to contain higenamine, a natural stimulant that is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA's) list of banned substances.

German doctor Mark Schmidt, accused of masterminding global network, admits to 'hobby' doping
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German doctor Mark Schmidt, accused of masterminding global network, admits to 'hobby' doping

In a statement read by his lawyers, sports physician Mark Schmidt said he had started to aid individuals in 2012 but refrained from disclosing specific names.

Russia Anti Doping Agency head Yury Ganus fired after criticizing country's sports leadership
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Russia Anti Doping Agency head Yury Ganus fired after criticizing country's sports leadership

Ganus, 56, was forced from his role after the Russian Olympic Committee in July published an audit of RUSADA that exposed alleged financial violations.

'I want to live': Forced into hiding, Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov still lives in fear
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'I want to live': Forced into hiding, Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov still lives in fear

Exposing Russia’s state-sponsorship doping scheme forced Grigory Rodchenkov into hiding in the United States five years ago.

WADA suspends India's National Dope Testing Laboratory for another six months
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WADA suspends India's National Dope Testing Laboratory for another six months

WADA’s Laboratory Expert Group recommended the initiation of further disciplinary proceedings against the laboratory based on the outstanding non-conformities.

Russian athletics federation chief Yevgeny Yurchenko resigns amid new doping troubles
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Russian athletics federation chief Yevgeny Yurchenko resigns amid new doping troubles

World Athletics had handed the federation a $10 million fine for breaching anti-doping rules in March.

WADA calls for corrections in US report that demanded reforms in anti-doping agency
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WADA calls for corrections in US report that demanded reforms in anti-doping agency

WADA produced a 46-page rebuttal to the ONDCP’s 19-page report, Witold urging Carroll to make the necessary corrections and deliver the updated version to Congress and to let him know when done.

Sanjita Chanu to finally get Arjuna award after International Weightlifting Federation drops doping charges
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Sanjita Chanu to finally get Arjuna award after International Weightlifting Federation drops doping charges

A Sports Ministry source confirmed that Chanu will be conferred with the Arjuna award as per a 2018 Delhi High Court order, which directed the selection committee to consider her and keep the decision in a sealed cover to be disclosed only if she was absolved of the doping charges.

United States threaten to pull funding to WADA unless anti-doping agency enacts serious reforms
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United States threaten to pull funding to WADA unless anti-doping agency enacts serious reforms

If WADA does not change its way of doing business the agency could soon find itself out of funding and out of business, warned Travis Tygart, the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

'Ignominy of doping ban made me suicidal' Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu on her mental struggle and fight for justice
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'Ignominy of doping ban made me suicidal' Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu on her mental struggle and fight for justice

A victim of administrative goof-ups and wrongful doping case, Sanjita Chanu lost two years of her prime. The weightlifter speaks about her mental struggle, her fight for justice and future plans