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Doping increases Olympic threat

Lausanne: Weightlifting is buckling under the burden of a drug-taking culture that has made it one of the most notorious Olympic events. The sport that first appeared at the Olympics in 1896 accounted for 48 of the 104 positive tests detected in new analyses on samples from the 2008 Beijing Games and 2012 in London.

Russian shot putter stripped of silver medal for doping

Rio De Janeiro:  The International Olympic Committee stripped Russia’s Yevgeniya Kolodko of her London 2012 Games shot put silver medal for doping — the second medallist from the contest to be disqualified. Kolodko adds to a growing list of medal winners caught out in new tests on samples taken in London and at the 2008

Russia stripped of 2008 4x400m relay silver over doping

Rio de Janeiro: Russia’s 4x400m relay runners have been stripped of the silver medals they won in the 2008 Beijing Olympics after team member Anastasia Kapachinskaya failed a doping test, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced. Re-analysis of samples from 2008 using new techniques discovered the banned substances stanozolol and turinabol, the IOC said

Brazilian Ramos, China’s Chen barred from Games for doping

Rio De Janeiro:  Brazilian cyclist Kleber Ramos and Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi were disqualified from the Olympic Games for having failed doping tests, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said. Ramos tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO Cera while Chen took the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide. Diuretics are outlawed as they can be used

Anti-doping body appeals against Narsingh Yadav’s clean chit

The participation of wrestler Narsingh Yadav in the Rio Olympics has once again been thrown into doubt. It has been learnt that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the exoneration of the 74kg freestyle wrestler following his positive dope test. WADA lodged the

World record as athletics begin amid doping scandal

Rio De Janeiro: Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana launched the Rio Olympics athletics by smashing the women’s 10,000m world record as the Games reeled from doping scandals. Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi was suspended for failing a doping test and a Polish weightlifter and Bulgarian runner were both kicked out for drugs transgressions. In shock results, defending champion

Have taken 3 doping tests at Rio: Russian swimmer Yefimova

Rio de Janeiro:  Russian swimmer Yuliya Yefimova, who has won silver in 100-metre breaststroke at the Rio Olympics, has said she has already taken three doping tests. However, in her words, she thought she there would be more, reports Tass. “I have taken three doping tests at the Olympic Games already. As a matter of

One Greek athlete expelled from Olympics for doping

Rio de Janeiro: A member of the Greek team has been expelled from the Rio Games after testing positive for drugs, the country’s Olympic Committee has said. The unidentified athlete tested positive for banned substances in a pre-Games test conducted in July in Athens, reports Xinhua. “The Hellenic Olympic Committee has requested the testing of

Narsingh Yadav Fails Second Dope Test: Reports

New Delhi: Narsingh Yadav’s sabotage theory is on shaky grounds as the wrestler has also failed his second dope test conducted on the 5th of July, and a test of his food supplements conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has also ruled out any tampering, rerported by TV channels. Narsingh had alleged that a

Maria Sharapova out of Rio as CAS delays doping decision

Lausanne: He Court of Arbitration for Sport said today it has put back its ruling on the two-year doping ban for Maria Sharapova for two months to September, ruling the tennis superstar out of the Rio Olympics. The 29-year-old Russian, one of the biggest names in tennis, tested positive for the banned medication meldonium during

WBC to study alleged doping abuse case of Russian boxer Povetkin

Moscow: The World Boxing Council (WBC) will be reviewing the alleged doping abuse case of Russian heavyweight boxer Alexander Povetkin next week and the fighter will be in attendance. “We are submitting documents and will be providing explanations,” a spokesman of his team told Tass on Friday. “Next week the boxer and his team will