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# doping - Today’s News

34 AFL players cleared as anti-doping tribunal ‘not comfortably satisfied’ they cheated

Past and present Essendon players were found not guilty of taking a banned substance.

# doping - Saturday 28 March, 2015

‘You can’t go out there thinking everyone’s on drugs’

Brendan Boyce on doping, Olympic qualification and breaking the world’s top ten.

# doping - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

# doping - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

UFC confirm Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both failed UFC 183 drug tests

The Brazilian tested positive before the fight while Diaz’s positive test came in the wake of Saturday’s contest.

# doping - Monday 26 January, 2015

# doping - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Irish athletes in line for World gold and Olympic bronze after further Russian suspensions

Olive Loughnane and Rob Heffernan could be set to benefit.

# doping - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Tyson Gay’s former coach banned for eight years for doping offences

Drummond denies involvement in Gay’s positive test but independent panel rules that he “failed to act in the manner expected of a coach.”

# doping - Friday 12 December, 2014

‘I just didn’t think it was happening’ – BOD doubts rugby has doping problem

The centre spoke to Off The Ball about the recent accusations of doping in rugby.

# doping - Friday 5 December, 2014

Ronan O’Gara has zero tolerance for drug cheats in rugby

O’Gara responded to Paul Kimmage’s allegations on RTE Radio’s Game On.

# doping - Saturday 22 November, 2014

From Opinion: Academic doping – can drugs make you smarter? Memory

Opinion: Academic doping – can drugs make you smarter?

Can drugs improve your attention, concentration, and reduce your need for sleep…

# 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

# doping - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

16-year-old weightlifter banned after testing positive for doping at Commonwealth Games

Nigerian teenager Chika Amalaha became the youngest ever gold medallist in the event this week.

# doping - Monday 28 July, 2014

17 things we learned from the Paul Kimmage ‘Rough Rider’ film

The documentary on the Irish journalist and whistleblower was screened on RTÉ One this evening.

# doping - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Emma O’Reilly: ‘Why I’ve forgiven Lance for calling me a prostitute and an alcoholic’

The Irish whistleblower speaks out on her turbulent relationship with the disgraced American cyclist.

# doping - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Lance Armstrong ‘honoured’ to write the foreword to Emma O’Reilly’s book

The Dublin woman reveals her side of the story in ‘The Race to Truth’.

# doping - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Athletics Ireland confirms positive test for Irish sprinter

Reigning 200m champion Steven Colvert told the Irish Examiner he will fight to clear his name.

# doping - Friday 13 June, 2014

Aussie Rules players accused of doping infringements

The players were not named but media reports said they were past and current footballers from Essendon.

# doping - Monday 9 June, 2014

South Africa hooker Ralepelle tests positive for anabolic steroid – report

The 27-year-old is now at risk of a two-year ban from playing.

# doping - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Former Chelsea and Barcelona midfielder Deco cleared of doping charge

The 75-times capped Portugal international had tested positive for a banned diuretic last September.

# doping - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Cheating, Munster’s coaching team and battling cancer; the week’s best sportswriting

We’ve also picked out articles on Marco Materazzi, Louis van Gaal and a fictional 1994 World Cup.

# doping - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Tyson Gay hands back his Olympic medal after he’s hit with one-year doping ban

US track star will be eligble to retun to competition at the end of June.

# doping - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

‘The apex of a conspiracy’: Lance Amstrong’s coach has been banned for 10 years

USADA announced their decision against Johan Bruyneel overnight.

# doping - Friday 11 April, 2014

Armstrong provides names in written testimony

The testimony came in written answers to questions in a lawsuit that was settled in late 2013.

# doping - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Asafa Powell given 18-month doping ban, says punishment is ‘unjust and unfair’

The Jamaican sprint star tested positive for oxilophrine last year.

# doping - Sunday 30 March, 2014

A deadly own goal, doping at the World Cup and choke tackles; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also pieces on Six Nations ball carrying stats, El Clásico and the kind-hearted Hartlepool manager.

# doping - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Sports film of the week: The Armstrong Lie

The upcoming documentary, directed by Alex Gibney, takes a detailed look at the life of the disgraced cyclist.

# doping - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Lance Armstrong sent Paul Kimmage a Happy New Year tweet last night

The cyclist had his say after Kimmage responded to a fan question about a visit to Cork.

# doping - Thursday 19 December, 2013

‘No grounds for doping sanction’ against 1500m Olympic champ Alptekin

Turkish athletics say their 1500 metre Olympic champion did not violate any rules.

# doping - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

UCI launches doping case against Sky rider

Sky say Jonathan Tiernan-Locke’s violation concerns “a reading taken before he signed for this team.”

# doping - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Armstrong apologises to former nemesis Bassons

The disgraced cyclist has made peace with the anti-doping campaigner.

# doping - Friday 29 November, 2013

Web closing on drugs cheats as new test nets 260 positives

The improved tests did not reveal any further positive results for international cycling body UCI or world football governing body FIFA.

# doping - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

David Walsh’s Seven Deadly Sins wins Irish Sport Book of the Year

The Irish journalist and author has a new book out that follows Team Sky and Tour de France winner Chris Froome.

# doping - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Lance Armstrong reaches settlement in fraud case

The lawsuit brought by Acceptance Insurance sought repayment of $3 million “in undeserved and unearned pay.”

# doping - Thursday 14 November, 2013

WADA and UCI confirm cycling doping probe… including Lance Armstrong testimony

The disgraced former Tour kingpin will be invited to take part in the commission.

# doping - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Jamaica doping scandal ‘the tip of the iceberg’, says drug tester

A senior official in the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission believes it is widespread in sport.

# doping - Monday 11 November, 2013

Lance Armstrong offers co-operation if he’s treated equally

“If everyone gets the ‘death penalty’, then I’ll take the ‘death penalty.’”

# doping - Friday 8 November, 2013

Irish national champion hit with two-year ban after failing doping test

Tomas Rauktys, 28, tested positive after his wins at the Senior Track and Field Championships in July.

# doping - Saturday 2 November, 2013

‘You feel sick when you see things like that’ – O’Sullivan on the doping scourge

The Irish athlete told us that retrospective medal upgrades could never replace the stolen thrill of victory.

# doping - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Anti-doping team to investigate Jamaica despite ‘ludicrous’ delay attempts

Athletes, including Usain Bolt, could be banned from competition if Jamaica is found to be non-compliant.

# doping - Monday 14 October, 2013

World anti-doping bosses to open ‘extraordinary’ audit of Jamaican testing

WADA to investigate months at the beginning of 2012 where there was “no effective operation” by Jamaican authorities.

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