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# anti-doping - Sunday 29 April, 2018

'I think it confirms there isn't a serious doping issue at the top level of the game'

We spoke to World Rugby’s anti-doping general manager, Mike Earl, about last year’s results.

# anti-doping - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Ex-Arsenal and Man City midfielder Samir Nasri handed six-month doping ban

The French international had appealed to Uefa for a therapeutic use exemption.

# anti-doping - Friday 2 February, 2018

Sport Ireland must wait on IRFU invitation to carry out anti-doping in schools rugby

Dr Una May, head of Sport Ireland’s anti-doping, says it is now considered a ‘high risk’ area.’

# anti-doping - Monday 15 May, 2017

Australian anti-doping chiefs say new Ben Johnson ad is no laughing matter

The Canadian sprinter is the star of a new ad in Australia.

# anti-doping - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Ben Rothwell the latest UFC fighter to be flagged for anti-doping violation

The heavyweight was due to face Fabricio Werdum at UFC 211 in May.

# anti-doping - Thursday 2 March, 2017

'Talented' motocross rider banned for 4 years following positive cocaine test

Ross Fanning failed a drugs test following a race in July 2016.

# anti-doping - Thursday 16 February, 2017

# anti-doping - Thursday 9 February, 2017

All Black Tuipulotu cleared of doping after B-sample comes back negative

American lab finds no evidence of banned substance .

# anti-doping - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Olympic gold medallist claims her blood pressure meds caused positive drugs test

Dawn Harper-Nelson, the 2008 Olympic hurdles champion, is serving a three-month ban.

# anti-doping - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

NRL star suspended after testing positive for steroids

Jarrod Mullen has played 211 matches for Newcastle since making his debut 12 years ago.

# anti-doping - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

'I have to set a good example, morally and ethically': Froome calls for urgent TUE reform

Statement comes as Bradley Wiggins faces continuing scrutiny over his medical exemptions.

# anti-doping - Monday 26 September, 2016

'I trust the process': Brailsford says Wiggins TUEs were not performance-enhancing

Team Sky GM finally breaks his silence on TUE revelations.

# anti-doping - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Chris Froome says he has nothing to hide as hackers release more medical files

Froome and Bradley Wiggins among five British athletes named in latest WADA file leak.

# anti-doping - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

WADA condemns Russian hackers for leaking records of Williams sisters and Simone Biles

“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” the group said on its website.

# anti-doping - Friday 15 July, 2016

IRFU anti-doping report shows testing increased last season with no failed tests

The World Cup is the main reason for a dramatic increase to testing of the senior men.

# anti-doping - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Some Russian athletes could compete in Rio - but they'll face extra tests to prove they're clean

Athletes cleared by IAAF or CAS will be allowed to compete under the Russian flag.

# anti-doping - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Ireland midfielder Judge warned by FA after committing anti-doping violation

Brentford’s Player of the Year was found to have high levels of salbutamol in his system due the use of an asthma inhaler.

# anti-doping - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

14 Russian athletes fail Beijing re-tests

It was announced by the International Olympic Committee last week 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing in Rio.

# anti-doping - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Sharapova fights for her tennis life as anti-doping panel decides on 'heart drug' ban

Tennis superstar faces four-year ban if panel finds that she deliberately broke anti-doping rules.

# anti-doping - Friday 6 May, 2016

Rewards for doping in the League of Ireland are low - but culture still puts players at risk

“Temptation can’t really exist without reward,” writes John O’Sullivan in this week’s column.

# anti-doping - Friday 8 April, 2016

GAA ready to embrace anti-doping blood testing - Dr Una May

GAA players have been giving urine samples only, but that will change soon.

# anti-doping - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Sport Ireland driving to improve education after one positive PED test in 2015

Two of the three positive tests last year were for a cocaine metabolite, and one of those cases is still pending.

# anti-doping - Sunday 3 April, 2016

From Investigation after paper claims doctor prescribed banned drugs to 150 sportsmen Watchdog

Investigation after paper claims doctor prescribed banned drugs to 150 sportsmen

The Sunday Times claims that the Anti-Doping watchdog knew about the allegations but failed to act.

# anti-doping - Friday 11 March, 2016

There have been 99 positive tests this year for 'Sharapova's heart drug'

Meldonium hit headlines when tennis star Maria Sharapova tested positive at Australian Open.

# anti-doping - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

'I wouldn't have a problem with the blood testing, it's the time which can be frustrating' GAA

'I wouldn't have a problem with the blood testing, it's the time which can be frustrating'

Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh believes timing is the main issue players have with current testing.

# anti-doping - Monday 15 February, 2016

Disgraced ex-chief of Russia's anti-doping agency dies suddenly

Nikita Kamayev fell ill while skiing.

# anti-doping - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Top UFC fighter Romero flagged for potential doping violation

USADA investigating one of Romero’s out of competition samples.

# anti-doping - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Irish motorsport driver suspended after testing positive for banned substance

Motorsport Ireland and Sport Ireland have confirmed a 15-month ban for Gareth Hayden.

# anti-doping - Thursday 17 December, 2015

'We always felt it would be pretty impossible to say Gaelic games is 100% clean'

Feargal McGill insists the GAA will not become complacent about drug-testing.

# anti-doping - Friday 4 December, 2015

Norman Parke's conqueror 'provisionally suspended' under UFC's anti-doping rules

The Brazilian veteran most recently competed at UFC Fight Night 77.

# anti-doping - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

There were no failed doping tests at this year's Rugby World Cup

World Rugby say they carried out 468 tests on players during the tournament.

# anti-doping - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Footballer charged with anti-doping violation involving recreational drug use

The player will contest the charge.

# anti-doping - Saturday 26 September, 2015

‘I’ve been tested numerous times’ – Heaslip says there’s no drug problem in rugby

World Rugby are pushing an anti-doping message at the World Cup today.

# anti-doping - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

RTL hit back at Boudjellal and link Toulon players to growth hormones

The drama continues in Toulon…

# anti-doping - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

The anti-doping chief who helped bring down Marion Jones and Lance is now working for the UFC

Jeff Novitzky wants to develop “a new gold standard testing program.”

# anti-doping - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

New illegal substances fuel sports cheats

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach called this week for a renewed focus on the “evils” of doping and protection of “clean athletes.”

# anti-doping - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

USADA's Travis Tygart tells about Lance, Gatlin's comeback, and the war on doping

US anti-doping boss was in Dublin to speak at a seminar yesterday

# anti-doping - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Stark new anti-doping ad shows cheating tars everyone involved in sport

The Irish Sports Council have launched a new campaign.

# anti-doping - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Former world champion Montsho fails drugs test at Commonwealth Games

The banned stimulant methylhexaneamine was present in the 31-year-old’s ‘A’ Sample.

# anti-doping - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Rugby had higher percentage of positive drugs tests than athletics in 2013

1.3 per cent of the samples taken in rugby showed the presence of prohibited substances.

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