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Drug cheats given Olympic green lightupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 14:11:00

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has lost a court ruling that could lead to several high-profile athletes -- previously banned for doping offenses -- competing at London 2012.

SI.com: David Epstein: Sources: Braun's test showed extremely high testosterone levelsupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 17:34:00

Ryan Braun's positive test for testosterone showed a level that was extremely elevated, and likely the highest that has been recorded in Major League Baseball, according to sources with knowledge of the NL MVP's test.

SI.com: Frank Deford: Why the government pursues athletes like Roger Clemens, Barry Bondsupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 18:03:00

For those of you depressed that two of our grandest leagues -- the NFL and the NBA -- are both temporarily out of business via lockout, cheer up, because there's other major news to divert you. Drugs are back, front and center; in fact, it's currently a veritable pharmaceutical hullabaloo.

FIFA bans two North Korean women for failing dope testupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 08:17:00

World football's governing body FIFA announced Thursday that two players from the North Korea side have been provisionally suspended from the Women's World Cup after failing dope tests.

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.

Man City's Toure fails drugs test; Ferguson charged over ref commentsupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 18:11:00

Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has been suspended by his club Manchester City after testing positive for a banned substance.

Contador says he has been cleared to rideupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 15:04:00

Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador has been cleared of a doping charge by Spain's cycling federation, the federation president and Contador's press office said Tuesday.

Investigations start over Ricco's illnessupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 13:37:00

The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) have confirmed they are to investigate the circumstances surrounding cyclist Riccardo Ricco's admission to hospital over the weekend, amid reports the 27-year-old told doctors he had given himself a blood transfusion.

South African rugby stars have drug bans overturnedupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 17:39:00

South African rugby union stars Chiliboy Ralepelle and Bjorn Basson are free to play again after their bans for testing positive for a prohibited stimulant were scrapped.

Springboks rugby duo banned over positive drug testsupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 14:19:00

Two South African rugby players were sent home from their national team's tour of Europe on Monday after testing positive for a banned drug.

UCI hands Contador drug issue to Spanish cycling bodyupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 16:49:00

Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador faces a disciplinary hearing into alleged doping after cycling's ruling body asked his Spanish federation to open a case against him.

Cyclist rejects dope testupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 11:00:00

Three-time Tour de France champ Alberto Contador talks about testing positive for a banned steroid.

Contador blames positive dope test on bad meatupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 11:00:00

Reigning Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has rejected the findings of a positive dope test taken while the cyclist was competing in this year's race, blaming it on bad meat.

Tour of Spain runner-up fails doping testupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 11:14:00

Tour of Spain runner-up Ezequiel Mosquera and his Xacobeo team-mate David Garcia Da Pena have tested positive for banned substances during the race, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) revealed on Thursday.

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.

SI.com: Gabriele Marcotti: WADA's drug-testing code for soccer is inconsistentupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 14:29:00

FIFA and UEFA did something this week that not only was right and just but also took a fair amount of guts. They stood up to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and rejected its out-of-competition drug-testing rules.

Drugs a testing subject for footballupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 12:15:00

Sportsmen and women being caught taking drugs is not a new phenomenon -- but it's still a shock when the news breaks.

Sports attorney: Phelps could lose endorsementsupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 15:08:00

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has acknowledged he engaged in "regrettable" behavior and "demonstrated bad judgment," after a British newspaper published a photograph of the swimmer smoking from a bong.

What's next for Phelps?updated: Tue Feb 03 2009 15:08:00

Showbiz Tonight's AJ Hammer talks with his panel about the controvery over swimmer Michael Phelps.

Chinese gymnasts old enoughupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 22:12:00

A probe clears China's gold medal squad after an investigation into their ages.

SI.com: David Epstein: No positive tests for human growth hormone yetupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 16:34:00

BEIJING -- Over the course of the 2008 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee carried out the most extensive testing program for human-growth hormone to date. In the final days of competition, the IOC was on pace for more than 500 blood tests for HGH.

Growth hormone benefits limitedupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 11:33:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at a new study that suggests performance-enhancing drugs have limited benefits.

SI.com: Steroids In America: The ABC's of HGHupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 11:18:00

Testosterone: Like other hormones, testosterone is produced by both men (primarily in the testes) and women (in the ovaries) -- though the average man produces 10 times more than the average woman. Testosterone is classified as an androgen, or male sex hormone, because it promotes the development of masculine characteristics, such as body hair and a deep voice. It also has anabolic, or building, effects that can increase bone density and muscle mass.

Time.com: Baseball Union Could OK HGH Testupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 13:00:00

Players' union leader Donald Fehr would consider approving blood testing for the human growth hormone if there was a valid, efficient procedure for determining its use over an extended period

Scottish lock MacLeod fails doping testupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 10:32:00

Scotland rugby union international Scott MacLeod failed a doping test before this year's Six Nations Championship but has been cleared to carry on playing.

Lab founder: Sports need to close drug loopholesupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 11:54:00

The man whose lab distributed performance-enhancing drugs to athletes says the policies of American professional baseball and football leagues encourage their use.

Fahey praises WADA's achievementsupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 05:42:00

The World Anti-Doping Agency has made "monumental steps" toward fair play in sports, according to former Australian finance minister John Fahey, who is expected to become the new WADA president next month.

Lamour slams WADA after quittingupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 15:23:00

Former French sports minister Jean-Francois Lamour has withdrawn as a candidate to succeed Dick Pound as head of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Time.com: Landis Must Forfeit Cycling Title updated: Thu Sep 20 2007 15:15:00

Floyd Landis lost his expensive and explosive doping case Thursday when the arbitrators upheld the results of a test that showed the 2006 Tour de France champion used synthetic testosterone to fuel his spectacular comeback victory

Gerolsteiner drop team sponsorshipupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 21:14:00

Mineral water company Gerolsteiner have decided to drop their sponsorship of the German ProTour cycling team, which expires at the end of the 2008 season.

Thorpe cleared of doping offencesupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 00:51:00

Australia's sports doping agency has cleared champion swimmer Ian Thorpe of doping charges that arose last year when urine tests showed elevated levels of two banned substances.

IAAF urges stiffer drugs penaltiesupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 02:00:00

The IAAF has called on the World Anti-Doping Agency to impose stronger penalties for drug offences, including a four-year ban for serious first-time violations.

FINA anxious to trace Thorpe leakupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 08:09:00

Swimming's world governing body FINA have promised to carry out a full investigation into how details of Ian Thorpe's drug test results were leaked to the French newspaper L'Equipe.

SI.com: LPGA releases list of banned substancesupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 11:15:00

SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, Ariz.(AP) -- The LPGA Tour released the list of substances it will ban when it begins drug testing next year.

SI.com: The drug gistupdated: Fri Feb 23 2007 18:01:00

EVER since I took my meds this morning, I've felt strangely qualified to serve up some expert opinion on drugs in sports. Of course, that might just be the drugs talking, but it seems to me that for centuries, some of our greatest minds (and apparently bodies) have been influenced by the kinds of herbs and vices that make human growth hormone look like a vitamin supplement. Thou dost take issue with that view? Perhaps thou hast forgotten that Shakespeare, Byron and Shelley were opium fiends, Charlie Parker chased more dragons than St. George, and Elvis went tits-up on the growler because narcotics make you feel like there's a 50-pound pineapple stuck in your doggie-door.

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.

Pakistan doping U-turn under fireupdated: Wed Dec 06 2006 08:48:00

Pakistan's decision to overturn drugs bans on fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif has been criticized by both the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)..

Mayrleb facing two-year suspensionupdated: Fri Nov 17 2006 15:58:00

Former Austria international Christian Mayrleb is facing a ban of up to two years following a positive 'A' test for a banned diuretic.

Shoaib to appeal against drugs banupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 03:56:00

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will appeal against his two-year drugs ban after a tribunal's report showed the paceman took vitamins and herbal medicines without telling team staff.

Cycling chief McQuaid slams Poundupdated: Sat Sep 23 2006 07:25:00

International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid has launched a blistering attack on World Anti-Doping Agency chairman Dick Pound, claiming he was trying to kill off the sport of cycling.

Innocent Armstrong quick to attackupdated: Wed May 31 2006 08:11:00

An independent investigation has cleared seven times Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong of doping during the 1999 event and strongly criticised the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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.

Miller: 'I'm a target for testers'updated: Sat Nov 26 2005 04:49:00

Overall World Cup champion Bode Miller claimed he was being targeted by dope testers in an outspoken press conference on the eve of the first downhill of the season at Lake Louise on Saturday.

Anti-doping body sent Lance testsupdated: Fri Aug 26 2005 13:54:00

The director of the French national laboratory that performed urine testing for the 1999 Tour de France said Friday all details on the testing had been forwarded as of Monday to the World Anti-Doping Agency.

IAAF clear Czech duo of wrongdoingupdated: Sat Aug 13 2005 09:01:00

The IAAF have closed their investigation into glocuse injections given to Czech decathletes Roman Sebrle and Tomas Dvorak during the world championships.

Four years for first-time offensesupdated: Wed Aug 03 2005 08:51:00

The International Association of Athletics Federations wants to double suspensions for serious first-time doping offenses from two years to four.

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.

UEFA tighten up on doping controlsupdated: Wed Jun 29 2005 07:26:00

Players competing in next season's Champions League will be subject to random dope tests outside the competition as well as after matches, UEFA said on Wednesday.

WADA to act after caffeine claimsupdated: Wed May 18 2005 03:31:00

The World Anti-Doping Agency will consider restoring caffeine to its list of banned substances after Australian Rugby Union captain George Gregan claimed it enhanced his performance by up to seven percent.

Rogge wants U.S. doping crackdownupdated: Wed Apr 20 2005 10:50:00

American professional sports will have to introduce far stricter penalties for doping offenses to gain credibility in the fight against drugs, Olympic president Jacques Rogge said in Berlin on Wednesday.

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.

Sampanis set to face doping chargeupdated: Mon Dec 20 2004 06:43:00

Greek weightlifter Leonidas Sampanis has been charged with intentionally taking performance-enhancing drugs at the Athens Olympics, a judicial source said on Monday.

Shot put winner stripped of goldupdated: Mon Aug 23 2004 03:24:00

The winner of Wednesday's women's shot put has been stripped of her gold medal after failing a drugs test, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.

Anti-drugs chief confirms HGH testupdated: Thu Aug 12 2004 05:10:00

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Dick Pound said there was nowhere left for drugs cheats to hide after confirming that athletes at the Athens Olympics will be tested for human growth hormone (HGH).

Brandt is sacked by his Lotto teamupdated: Sat Jul 17 2004 07:11:00

The Lotto cycling team has sacked rider Christophe Brandt, who was excluded from the Tour de France after testing positive for methadone last weekend.

Armstrong slams 'offensive' Poundupdated: Fri Mar 05 2004 09:05:00

Five-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has hit back at comments made by World Anti-Doping Agency president Dick Pound suggesting doping was rife in cycling.

Two-year doping ban for Chambersupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 10:26:00

European 100 meters champion Dwain Chambers has become the first athlete to be banned after testing positive for the designer steroid THG.

Tennis doping saga could get messyupdated: Tue Jan 13 2004 04:05:00

As a sports broadcaster, you know what question you'll be asked first in the light of a positive drugs test: "do you think he or she did it?"

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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