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# doping - Thursday 18 August, 2016

Three athletes disqualified from Olympic Games after failing drug tests

Brazilian cyclist Kleber Ramos and Chinese swimmer Xinyi Chen are the competitors in question.

# doping - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

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"It comes back to him at the end of the day" - Boxing community reacts after Michael O'Reilly leaves Olympic Games

Michael O’Reilly is due back in Ireland by Friday after he was sent home from the Olympics.

# doping - Monday 8 August, 2016

'Zero tolerance' for doping, insists Zaur, as Irish boxing team break their silence

Confusion continues as Michael O’Reilly’s drugs appeal expected to be heard early this week.

# doping - Friday 5 August, 2016

'He's effortless in the ring. He has the talent. It's just a problem with his discipline'

Ireland’s boxers can keep their focus as O’Reilly controversy develops, says Kenneth Egan.

# doping - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Irish Olympic boxer Michael O'Reilly has failed a doping test

Portlaoise middleweight provisionally suspended but indicates that he still expects to compete in Rio.

# doping - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Russia escapes blanket ban from 2016 Olympics

An IOC statement released today said it “was guided by a fundamental rule of the Olympic Charter to protect clean athletes and the integrity of sport”.

# doping - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Banned: Russia's track and field athletes lose their appeal to compete at Rio Olympics

Decision paves the way for a blanket ban on the entire Russian team.

# doping - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Two South African rugby union players fail drugs tests

The players are from two separate unions.

IOC reluctant to ban Russia from Rio, will take a week to decide

The Games’ governing body are cutting it tight for the world’s biggest country.

Brock Lesnar failed a second drug test at UFC 200

The UFC fighter and WWE wrestler is facing a lengthy ban after his in-competition sample tested positive for the same banned substance.

# doping - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Disgraced Russian runner ordered to repay €475,000 in prize money

Liliya Shobukhova won the London Marathon in 2010 and finished second the following year.

IOC to 'explore legal options' for Rio ban on all Russian athletes

The governing body has promised to impose ‘the toughest sanctions available’ in the wake of the McLaren report.

How Russia doped: A hole in the wall, a secret urine bank and table salt

Night-time visits by Russian secret service agents were also part of the scheme, the McLaren report claims.

'Foreign footballer in Russia was protected after failed drugs test' - report

As a result Wada has called on Fifa to investigate sports minister Vitaly Mutko, the president of the Russian football federation and chief organiser of the 2018 World Cup.

# doping - Monday 18 July, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Russia blasted over doping report, double-header for Croker and today's sport

Elsewhere, four Irish U20 players have joined the Connacht academy and Peter Sagan wins a cracking sprint finish in the Tour de France.

Wada calls for Russia to be banned from all international competition, including Rio Olympics

The McLaren report says the nation used a complex state-supported doping scheme at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

# 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.

# doping - Monday 11 July, 2016

Maria Sharapova ruled out of Rio Olympics after CAS delays decision

Russia’s participation at the Games, which begin on August 5, is already under fierce scrutiny.

# doping - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Kenyan doctors claim they supplied British athletes with performance-enhancing drugs

Concerning allegations were made in The Sunday Times.

# doping - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Tyson Fury issues statement denying doping allegations

Fury’s team are “baffled” by claims that he tested positive for banned anabolic steroid nandrolone last year.

# doping - Friday 17 June, 2016

IAAF uphold ban on Russian athletes ahead of Olympic Games

A task force found that they did not meet the criteria needed to lift the ban and no vote was taken in Vienna today.

# doping - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Spanish court orders Operation Puerto blood bags are released

This could have huge implications.

# doping - Saturday 11 June, 2016

UFC star Chad Mendes popped for 'potential anti-doping violation'

The featherweight was tested by USADA.

# doping - Friday 10 June, 2016

IAAF suspends deputy director over allegations of Russian doping cover-up

Nick Davies sent an email to the son of Lamine Diack which outlined a plan to delay bans for Russian drug cheats until after the 2013 World Championships.

# doping - Monday 18 April, 2016

'Tennis is clean' - Becker condemns 'out of order' Murray over doping suspicions

Boris Becker, the coach of Novak Djokovic, is angry.

# doping - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Four NFL players hit with four-game suspensions for PED violations

Jalen Collins, Demetri Goodson, Aaron Colvin and Andrew Turzilli will all sit out the first four games of the 2016 season.

# doping - Friday 8 April, 2016

If football has a doping problem, do fans and media deserve some of the blame?

Expecting the drug testing regime to catch drug use in football is like trying to break into Fort Knox with a pea-shooter, writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.

John Leonard column: I know the effect drugs have... but I wouldn't have doped to be Dubs #1

“If I had been drug tested when I was U21 Dublin keeper, they would have found positive test results for cannabis, ecstasy and probably some amphetamines too.”

# 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.

# doping - Sunday 3 April, 2016

British sport rocked as Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester embroiled in major doping exposé

Dr Mark Bonar was secretly taped by investigators from The Sunday Times.

# doping - Monday 14 March, 2016

‘I’m gonna sue her’ – Nadal insists he will take legal action over doping claims

The Spanish tennis star is tired of accusations made by people like former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot.

# doping - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Real Madrid issue support for Rafa Nadal following doping accusation

The club have defended the tennis star after recent allegations about him.

Sharapova denies receiving five warnings about meldonium

After her positive drugs test, Maria Sharapova denied being warned multiple times about meldonium being added to WADA’s prohibited list.

# doping - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Nadal sick of dealing with doping suspicions and feels ‘Sharapova must be punished’

The Spaniard has used stem-cell therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma therapy in the past to aid his recovery from injury.

# doping - Monday 15 February, 2016

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

Nikita Kamayev fell ill while skiing.

# doping - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Convicted Kenyan dopers claim they were asked for bribes to reduce suspensions

Joy Sakari and Francisca Koki Manunga made the allegations this afternoon.

# doping - Sunday 7 February, 2016

There are no protections in place for clean athletes to expose dopers – Mark English

The Donegal runner admits Seb Coe’s IAAF presidency has been ‘frustrating’.

# doping - Friday 5 February, 2016

Sonia O’Sullivan could be in line for World Championship medals after Chinese drug revelations

Reports in China suggest athletes were involved in state-sponsored doping in the 1990s.

# doping - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Bullish Peyton Manning guarantees that HGH investigation will find ‘a big fat nothing’

Manning set to become the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history on Sunday.

# doping - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Wenger ‘convinced’ English clubs aren’t doping

The Arsenal manager has long been outspoken on the subject, calling for blood testing to be introduced in 2013.

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