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  • Phelps frustrated by Rio doping fears

    US swimming legend Michael Phelps has spoken of his frustration at the possibility rivals were using drugs at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • Sharapova boxes clever as return nears

    Maria Sharapova said Wednesday she refused to feel sorry for herself during her doping ban, occupying her time by studying at Harvard, writing a book and even learning how to box.

  • WADA suspends Doha anti-doping laboratory

    Doha's anti-doping laboratory has had its accreditation suspended for four months after it failed to comply with international standards, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says in a statement.

  • Hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal and Rose

    Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal and Justin Rose are among athletes targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the world anti-doping agency (WADA) says were hacked by a Russian cyber espionage group.

  • Rio Olympics: Ramos, Chen disqualified for doping

    Brazilian cyclist Kleber Ramos and Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi are disqualified from the Olympic Games for having failed doping tests, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says.

  • Rio Olympics: IOC official, swimmers arrested

    Brazilian police arrest two US swimmers and a top International Olympic Committee official as scandal overshadows the Rio Games.

  • Rio Olympics: China swimmer fails doping test

    Chinese Olympic women's swimmer Chen Xinyi tests positive for a banned substance at the Rio Olympics.

  • Lin fails dope test

    Taiwan's former weightlifting world record holder Lin Tzu-chi is suspended from competing in the Rio Olympics 2016.

  • Rio Olympics: King beats Efimova to gold

    American teenager Lilly King celebrates stopping tainted Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova from getting an Olympic gold as doping hostilities worsen in Rio.

  • Russians in show of defiance

    Russian Olympians turn out in force to see their flag raised over the athletes' village in Rio on Wednesday.

  • Doping for gold, Olympians ignore health risks

    For as long as athletes have been battling for gold medals, they have been taking fortifying tonics, some stomach-churning, others downright dangerous with little concern for their health.

  • Yadav cleared

    India's Narsingh Yadav is exonerated of doping charges on Monday after an Indian anti-doping disciplinary panel rules in his favour.

  • IOC to have final say on Russian athletes

    A three-member International Olympic Committee (IOC) panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games, reviewing all decisions taken by the international federations, the IOC said on Saturday.

  • 'Russian team stands at 266'

    Russia's sports minister says that the national team to compete in the Rio Olympics starting next week so far has 266 competitors.

  • IAAF rejects Russian plea

    Athletics' governing body says it has definitively rejected Moscow's request to review its blanket ban of Russia's track and field team from next month's Rio Olympics over state-sponsored doping.

  • WADA 'disappointed' by IOC decision on Russia

    The International Olympic Committee's decision to reject calls to ban all Russian competitors from the Rio Olympics could lead to "lesser protection for clean athletes," the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says..

  • Anti-doping officials take aim at IOC

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) fails to demonstrate strong leadership on a sad day for clean sport when it declines to ban Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics, anti-doping officials say.

  • Whistleblower barred from Rio 2016

    Yuliya Stepanova, the Russian 800-metre runner who lifted the lid on systematic doping fraud and corruption in Russian athletics, will not not compete in the Rio Olympics next month.

  • Russia escapes blanket ban

    The International Olympic Committee on Sunday orders individual sports federations to decide whether Russian competitors should take part in the Rio Games after failing to agree on a complete ban over Russia's state-run doping.

  • Stakes high as Russia doping report released

    The report to be released Monday into allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping in Russia has already sparked rumblings it could trigger the "nuclear option" of a full ban of Russia from the Rio Olympics.

  • Brock Lesnar flagged for doping

    American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist Brock Lesnar has been flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a possible doping violation.

  • Ten Spaniards undergo drug test

    Two-time defending champions Spain's preparations for their Euro 2016 last 16 clash with Italy are disrupted as 10 players are forced to take an anti-doping test.

  • IAAF to decide on Russia

    Russia finds out on Friday if the IAAF Council will lift the country's ban from athletics but, even if the vote goes against it, the road to Rio remains open as the IOC will make the final decision on Olympic participation.

  • Sharapova suspended for 2 years for doping

    Maria Sharapova is suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open.

  • International Cricket Council

    ICC will not reimburse SLC

    International Cricket Council (ICC) refutes claims made by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) that the governing body had agreed to reimburse the money spent on clearing Kusal Perera of doping charges.

  • Pakistan spinner Yasir given doping ban

    Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah is given a three-month ban after admitting to a doping offence.

  • Russia suspended from athletics

    Russia's athletics federation has been provisionally suspended from international competition - including the Olympic Games - for its alleged involvement in widespread doping.

  • Athletics doping chiefs: Ban Russia

    Russia should be banned from athletics competition, a World Anti-Doping Agency commission report has recommended.

  • Bolt 'sad' doping talk dominating Beijing worlds

    Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt expresses his sadness that doping issues are the talking points before world championships at Beijing.

  • 12 ‘doping gang members’ held in Dhaka

    Detectives claim detention of 12 members of doping gangs including two ringleaders of such rackets from Dhaka.