Drugs in sport

Drugs in sport

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Olympic chiefs disappointed as CAS overturns drugs rule

At least 33 drugs cheats from the United States alone who would have missed the London 2012 Olympics will now be eligible for the Games after a court declared an IOC ban to be unlawful.

Millar confident he could reverse BOA ban but will ‘let gods decide’ his fate

CYCLIST David Millar last night insisted he is sure he could overturn the British Olympic Association’s lifetime Games ban for athletes who have tested positive for drugs – but he has yet to decide whether to take the issue to court.

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'Miracle of Berne' marred by doping claim

West Germany's 1954 World Cup-winning team, feted as the men who helped put a nation back on its feet after World War Two, may have been boosted by a secret doping programme, according to a new university study.

Boxer fails drugs test

SRI LANKAN boxer Manju Wanniarachchi has been given until 4 November to respond to his failed Commonwealth Games drugs test which could see Welshman Sean McGoldrick belatedly upgraded to a gold medal.

Terry Newton not left alone after drug ban says rugby league

The Rugby Football League insist that Terry Newton was not left abandoned following the imposition of his two-year ban and that they were talking to him about his offer to help counsel youngsters on the problems of drugs.

Hormone ban rugby league player Terry Newton found dead

Rugby league is mourning the sudden death of former Great Britain international Terry Newton.

IOC want tougher rules

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants to introduce stricter new rules preventing athletes from keeping their medals when one of their team mates commits a doping offence.

Victory for Jones' team-mates as they keep medals

Seven members of the US women's 2000 Olympic 4x100 and 4x400 metres relay teams can keep their medals from the Sydney Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said yesterday.

World Cup on course to be drugs free, says Fifa

THE 2010 World Cup has become the fourth consecutive tournament to be free of doping so far, Fifa said yesterday.

Tom English: 'The smoking gun hasn't appeared, despite many attempts to find it'

IT WAS the easiest thing in the world to dismiss Floyd Landis's claims about doping in his sport as the utterances of a bitter, and broken, ex-champion. That is what the sport wanted.

Floyd Landis: Stink Floyd

THE FRENCH call what Floyd Landis has just done "pissing in the soup". The term comes from the days when riders would get to the end of a hard day's road work and share a communal tureen of boiling, energy-restoring broth. You ruin the soup for one, you ruin the soup for all. In over a century of professional cycling, no one has leaked so copiously or so spectacularly into dinner as the American did last week.

Lance Armstrong hits back at Landis over doping claim

WORLD cycling's governing body said that it "categorically rejects" fresh claims from Floyd Landis and revealed that one of his accusations against Lance Armstrong related to an event Armstrong did not even take part in.

Watsonians hooker fails drugs test

WATSONIANS hooker Neil Tunnah has been revealed as the latest Scottish rugby player to have failed a drugs test, with the player telling his club he unwittingly ingested a banned substance contained in an over-the-counter slimming product when he tried to improve his figure for the beaches of Australia.

Olympic champion Merritt fails drug tests

OLYMPIC and world 400 metres champion LaShawn Merritt has failed three doping tests for a banned substance and accepted a provisional suspension, his lawyer said yesterday.

Urgent probe after fivefold explosion in cocaine abuse

THE harmful effects of cocaine are to be reviewed after a huge leap in the number of people using the drug, experts have announced.

Fears over random 2012 drug search proposals

ATHLETES' representatives have warned that random drugs searches in the Olympic Village at London 2012 would be "utterly disastrous".

Fallon says drugs rife in racing

JOCKEY Kieren Fallon claimed last night that horse racing has a drugs problem and singled out Newmarket, the traditional headquarters of the sport in Britain.

Agassi should hand back prize money and titles, says Safin

MARAT Safin has challenged Andre Agassi to give back his titles and prize money as a sign of his remorse following the recent revelations about his drug taking.

Barron gets golf's first drugs ban

AMERICAN golfer Doug Barron has been suspended for a year by the PGA Tour after committing a doping offence. The 40-year-old becomes the first player to be banned for under the Tour's anti-doping programme.

Andre Agassi admits using crystal meth and lying to escape ban

ANDRE Agassi has put his reputation as a tennis legend on the line with the confession that he used the recreational drug crystal meth during his playing career and lied to men's governing body the ATP to escape a ban.

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