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Contador loses Tour de France title as court overturns drug acquittalupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 04:40:00

Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador has been stripped of his 2010 title and retroactively banned from cycling for two years following Monday's ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Tour de France champ: Drug tests workingupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 04:40:00

Tour de France winner 2011, Cadel Evans, reacts to Alberto Contador's ban from cycling for two years.

Burkino Faso cleared to play in Africa Cup of Nationsupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 07:27:00

Burkino Faso have been cleared to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations after Namibia's claims they fielded an ineligible player were thrown out by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

SI.com: Kelli Anderson: Swimming World Championships previewupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 12:09:00

One of the biggest questions looming over the 2011 World Swimming Championships, set to begin in Shanghai on Sunday, was resolved on Thursday when the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that the world's fastest man in water, Cesar Cielo of Brazil, could defend his world titles in the 50- and 100-meter freestyles despite testing positive for the banned diuretic furosemide in May. (Though the immediate issue of eligibility has been put to rest, the controversy surrounding the CAS decision has surely just begun.)

SI.com: Austin Murphy: Contador's doping drama looms large over 98th Tour de Franceupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 19:09:00

With the Tour de France nearly upon us, here's a shout-out to Wordsworth's wingman, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who coined the phrase "willing suspension of disbelief" -- which comes in particularly handy when you're watching a pro bike race.

SI.com: David Epstein: New study, for better or worse, puts Pistorius' trial in limelightupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 22:49:00

Eighteen months ago, South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius -- famously known as the "Blade Runner" because he was born without fibulas and runs on two crescent, carbon fiber lower legs -- made global headlines when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned a ban by the International Association of Athletics Federations and allowed Pistorius to compete against able-bodied runners in international competition.

Dominant Contador wraps up Giro victoryupdated: Sun May 29 2011 14:31:00

Alberto Contador wrapped up his second Giro d'Italia victory -- and sixth grand tour success -- after the 21st and final stage time-trial in Milan, won by Briton David Millar.

UCI refer Contador doping case to sport's highest courtupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 08:50:00

Cycling's world governing body is to appeal to sport's highest court against the Spanish federation's decision to acquit three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of a doping charge.

Pakistan trio to appeal suspensionsupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 17:52:00

Three Pakistan cricketers who were banned from the sport for five years announced on Monday they will appeal their suspensions in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Mutu ordered to pay Chelsea $20.7M after losing drug case appealupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 15:38:00

Romanian striker Adrian Mutu has been ordered to pay English Premier League champions Chelsea a record $20.7 million after losing his final appeal in a five-year case relating to his positive cocaine test.

Bayern turn to CAS after losing Ribery's European appealupdated: Wed May 05 2010 13:18:00

Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery will miss the Champions League final against Inter Milan this month after failing in his appeal against suspension on Wednesday.

Togo launch appeal over Nations Cup banupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 14:34:00

Togo have decided to launch an appeal against their suspension from the next two African Cup of Nations tournaments.

Chelsea resolve Kakuta transfer rowupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 14:09:00

English Premier League leaders Chelsea have successfully ended their dispute with French club Lens over the signing of Gael Kakuta, ending the possibility of a worldwide transfer suspension until mid-2011.

Comeback wins for Henin and Gasquetupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 11:00:00

Justine Henin and Richard Gasquet have both made winning comebacks at the Brisbane International tournament.

Gasquet cleared over positive drugs testupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 13:13:00

Richard Gasquet has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) failed in their appeal against the decision to overturn a ban he had received after testing positive for cocaine.

Chelsea transfer ban suspended by CASupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 13:00:00

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has suspended the transfer ban placed on English Premier League side Chelsea after the side appealed against the ruling made by football's world governing body FIFA.

Chelsea bid to have transfer ban suspendedupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 12:59:00

Chelsea are seeking to have the English club's worldwide transfer ban put on hold until an appeal is heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Belgian Boonen given Tour de France reprieveupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 15:04:00

Belgian Tom Boonen has been granted a shock late reprieve to compete in the Tour de France, which begins in Monaco on Saturday.

Vinokourov ban confirmed for two yearsupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 12:11:00

Kazakh cyclist Alexander Vinokourov will be free to launch his competitive comeback before the end of next month following a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling in Switzerland on Tuesday.

Time.com: Injured Gymnast Paul Hamm Out of Gamesupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 16:00:00

Paul Hamm won't be going to the Beijing Olympics, after all. The reigning Olympic gold medalist announced Monday that he is withdrawing from the U.S. team because he is not sufficiently healthy enough to compete

Gatlin four-year doping ban upheldupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 11:39:00

Reigning Olympic 100 meters champion Justin Gatlin has had his appeal against a four-year doping ban rejected.

'Blade Runner' wins Olympic appealupdated: Mon May 19 2008 12:14:00

A double amputee sprinter has won the right to be eligible to compete at this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing after sport's highest court backed his appeal against a ban imposed by athletics authorities.

Landis launches final drugs appealupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 07:47:00

American Floyd Landis filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Wednesday to have his two-year drugs ban overturned.

Valverde's appeal is upheld by CASupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 13:17:00

Alejandro Valverde can compete in the world road cycling championships after a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday, the chief of world cycling Pat McQuaid announced.

Mellouli given 18-month suspensionupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 13:24:00

Tunisian swimmer Oussama Mellouli has been banned for 18 months -- and stripped of the gold and silver medals he won at the world championships -- for a doping violation.

Granada receive Spanish league OKupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 02:28:00

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has given the go-ahead for Granada 74 to play in the Spanish second division despite the objections of the governing bodies FIFA and UEFA.

Heinze move to Liverpool is vetoedupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 01:33:00

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out the possibility of letting defender Gabriel Heinze join Premier League rivals Liverpool.

Australia unaware of Thorpe claimsupdated: Fri Mar 30 2007 15:39:00

Swimming Australia has said that it was unaware of a report that Ian Thorpe tested positive for the banned male sex hormone testosterone before his retirement last year.

WADA fights Pakistan drugs verdictupdated: Tue Feb 06 2007 16:04:00

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision by a Pakistan cricket tribunal to clear pace bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif of doping bans.

Tottenham are handed UEFA Cup byeupdated: Thu Jan 25 2007 07:32:00

Tottenham Hotspur have been given a bye into the last 16 of the UEFA Cup after the expulsion of their scheduled opponents, Dutch club Feyenoord, following crowd misbehavior.

Gonzalez is banned for two yearsupdated: Fri Dec 22 2006 05:35:00

Former Tour of Spain winner Aitor Gonzalez has been banned for two years for doping, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced on Friday.

UEFA delay decision on Gibraltar updated: Thu Oct 05 2006 07:42:00

UEFA have decided to delay a controversial decision to grant membership status to Gibraltar -- despite being ordered to do so by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Hamilton faces more investigationsupdated: Fri Sep 15 2006 03:22:00

Olympic gold medallist Tyler Hamilton, whose two-year suspension for blood doping ends this month, is to be investigated for alleged links to the Spanish doping scandal dubbed "Operation Puerto."

Vinokourov pleads for Tour place updated: Wed Jun 28 2006 11:20:00

Kazakh star Alexandre Vinokourov defied Tour de France chiefs Wednesday by flying into Strasbourg with his Astana team determined to start the race.

Hamilton can keep his Athens gold updated: Tue Jun 27 2006 10:48:00

American cyclist Tyler Hamilton will keep his gold medal from the 2004 Athens Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled on Tuesday.

Greek sprint duo accept punishmentupdated: Mon Jun 26 2006 10:04:00

Greek sprinters Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou have dropped their appeals of suspensions for missing doping tests before the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Impressive Jones returns to form updated: Sun May 14 2006 11:18:00

Former Olympic sprint queen Marion Jones ran the year's second fastest 100 meters on her seasonal debut, clocking 11.06 seconds to defeat ex-world champion Torri Edwards at Veracruz, Mexico.

FIFA told doping rules fall short updated: Mon Apr 24 2006 08:36:00

FIFA's doping rules fail to fully comply with the World Anti-Doping Code, world sport's highest court said Monday.

Dal Balcon wins selection disputeupdated: Sun Feb 19 2006 09:34:00

Italy's Isabella Dal Balcon can compete in the Olympic snowboarding parallel giant slalom after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled in her favor in a selection dispute on Sunday.

Hamilton loses doping ban appeal updated: Sat Feb 11 2006 12:23:00

Olympic cycling champion Tyler Hamilton has lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a two-year ban for blood doping.

Lund is handed one-year doping banupdated: Fri Feb 10 2006 13:18:00

American skeleton gold medal hope Zach Lund, who blamed a positive drugs test on a hair growth stimulant, has been kicked out of the Winter Olympics and given a one-year ban for doping.

FIFA chiefs reject Pound criticismupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 13:21:00

FIFA said Tuesday it disagreed with WADA over automatic two-year bans for first-time doping offenders, referring the issue for the Court of Arbitration for Sport to decide.

Cole goes to CAS over transfer rapupdated: Fri Sep 02 2005 11:51:00

Arsenal defender Ashley Cole has filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport to have his quilty verdict overturned for breaking Premier League transfer rules.

CAS uphold 18-month ban on Knaussupdated: Wed Jul 20 2005 12:26:00

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld an 18-month ban on Austrian skier Hans Knauss for testing positive for the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone.

Hondo files appeal to CAS over banupdated: Mon Jul 18 2005 10:42:00

German rider Danilo Hondo has filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his two-year doping ban.

Mexes and Roma appeal FIFA rulingupdated: Thu Jun 23 2005 12:27:00

Philippe Mexes and his club Roma have appealed against FIFA's ruling that he should pay 8m euros to compensate former club Auxerre for breach of contract.

Sampanis withdraws Olympic appealupdated: Fri Jun 03 2005 08:56:00

Greek weightlifter Leonidas Sampanis, stripped of Olympic bronze after a doping offense in Athens, has withdrawn his appeal to the international Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Hamilton appeals over two-year banupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 11:47:00

Olympic cycling time-trial gold medalist Tyler Hamilton has appealed to world sport's top tribunal to overturn a two year ban for blood doping imposed last year.

Hungarians fail to win back medalsupdated: Fri Apr 01 2005 10:32:00

Hungarian athletes Adrian Annus and Robert Fazekas have failed in their attempt to win back their gold medals from the Athens Olympics.

Kenteris targets the 2008 Olympicsupdated: Wed Mar 23 2005 05:31:00

Greek sprinter Kostas Kenteris has resumed training and wants to return to international competition and run at the 2008 Olympics, one of his lawyers said Wednesday.

Phonak overturn ProTour exclusionupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 10:36:00

Swiss cycling team Phonak has regained a place on the 2005 ProTour after the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld its appeal on Tuesday.

Eight-year ban for U.S. sprinterupdated: Sat Dec 11 2004 05:56:00

Former world indoor 200 meters champion Michelle Collins was suspended for eight years on Friday after being found guilty of doping charges in connection with the BALCO scandal.

Greek sprinters face IAAF chargesupdated: Thu Dec 02 2004 07:37:00

Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou have been charged by the International Association of Athletics Federations for missing drugs tests at this year's Athens Olympics.

Hungarian Fazekas opts to retireupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 10:41:00

Hungary's Robert Fazekas, who was stripped of the Olympic discus gold he won in Athens after a doping offense, has announced his retirement.

CAS postpone hearing on Montgomeryupdated: Fri Oct 29 2004 13:19:00

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has postponed its hearings with American sprinters Tim Montgomery and Chryste Gaines, who have been charged with doping violations.

Hamm allowed to keep Olympic goldupdated: Thu Oct 21 2004 11:55:00

American gymnast Paul Hamm will keep his Olympic all-round gold medal after the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected an appeal from South Korea's Yang Tae-young.

Montgomery will appear in Novemberupdated: Wed Sep 29 2004 12:33:00

World 100 meters record holder Tim Montgomery will appear before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in San Francisco in the first week of November for a hearing over a possible life ban for doping.

Athens marathon attacker sentencedupdated: Mon Aug 30 2004 04:19:00

A former Catholic priest has been given a one-year suspended sentence in Greece after pushing the leader of the men's marathon into the crowd during the Athens Olympics.

Germany loses equestrian titlesupdated: Sat Aug 21 2004 10:08:00

Germany has been stripped of the two gold medals it won in Wednesday's equestrian three-day eventing competition in a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Massu and Fish reach tennis finalupdated: Fri Aug 20 2004 14:57:00

Nicolas Massu stayed on course to win Chile's first Olympic gold medal after defeating Taylor Dent 7-6 6-1 in the semifinals of the men's tennis singles.

Edwards to learn fate on Mondayupdated: Sat Aug 14 2004 06:57:00

Banned world 100 meters champion Torri Edwards' Olympic fate will be decided at a special appeal hearing in Athens on Monday.

Eadie given all-clear for Olympicsupdated: Mon Jul 19 2004 09:05:00

Former world cycling champion Sean Eadie has been cleared of drugs trafficking, opening the way for him to represent Australia at the Olympics.

Young 'guilty of doping' rules CASupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 10:15:00

American sprinter Jerome Young was guilty of doping five years ago and should be stripped of his 2000 Olympic gold medal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled.

Wales' bid to replace Russia failsupdated: Thu May 13 2004 07:08:00

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has turned down an appeal by Wales and confirmed Russia's place at next month's Euro 2004 finals in Portugal.

Cisse's ban reduced to four gamesupdated: Mon Apr 19 2004 12:31:00

French striker Djibril Cisse earned a small victory at the Court of Arbitration for Sport as a five-match international ban was reduced to four games.

Fulham ordered to pay Marlet moneyupdated: Wed Jan 07 2004 13:25:00

The Court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ordered Fulham to pay Olympique Lyon $5.79 million in settlement of the controversial transfer of striker Steve Marlet.

Threat to to raise Ferdinand's banupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 15:26:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (Reuters) - Danish sports minister Brian Mikkelsen has called for Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand's doping ban to be increased to two years.

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