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# 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.

# doping - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

GAA confirms it will start blood testing in 2016

Previously the organisation had only tested urine samples.

# doping - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

‘I can look at a man and tell you if he’s full of drugs by one glance at his body’

Tyson Fury says doping should be legal as he believes 99 per cent of sportspeople are guilty of it.

# doping - Friday 13 November, 2015

Russia provisionally suspended by IAAF over doping controversy

The decision was taken by athletics’ governing body this evening.

# doping - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

‘Very strong’ case for Rob Heffernan to be upgraded to Olympic bronze – agent

London 2012 winner Kirdyapkin is one of the Russian athletes named in explosive WADA investigation.

# doping - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

‘Either you were asleep on the job, or corrupt?’ – Jon Snow gives Seb Coe a grilling fit for a lord Doping This post contains videos

‘Either you were asleep on the job, or corrupt?’ – Jon Snow gives Seb Coe a grilling fit for a lord

IAAF President Coe forced to defend his position in a hard-hitting Channel 4 interview.

# doping - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Drugs in football? New report shows 7.7% of top-level players have high testosterone levels

The governing body have played down the figures quoted and says no definitive conclusions can be drawn.

# doping - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Paula Radcliffe likens pressure to release blood data to abuse

“I don’t need to do that — I know that I’m clean.”

# doping - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Paula Radcliffe releases 1,700-word statement hitting back at doping allegations

‘I can no longer maintain by silence.’

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

The drama continues in Toulon…

Boudjellal defends Toulon after doping allegations in French media

It has been alleged that pharmacies in Toulon were illegally providing players with products.

# doping - Sunday 6 September, 2015

South African rugby international gets two-year ban for doping

Chiliboy Ralepelle tested positive for the banned substance drostanolone.

# doping - Monday 31 August, 2015

Doping remains firmly in the spotlight despite Beijing fireworks

There’s a lot to ponder for the new IAAF president ahead of next year’s Olympic Games.

# doping - Thursday 27 August, 2015

‘I don’t care what place Gatlin came, everything is not okay and athletics needs to accept that’

We spoke to The Sports Gene author David Epstein about doping in sport.

# doping - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Two Kenyans fail drug tests at World Athletics Championships

The country was already covered by a cloud of suspicion.

# doping - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Welsh rugby player gets 4-year ban for anti-doping violation

It is the second longest ban ever handed to a Welsh rugby player for a doping offence.

‘Every single performance would have a question mark over it if Bolt ever tests positive’

We spoke to The Bolt Supremacy author Richard Moore.

# doping - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

British Olympic gold winner becomes new IAAF President in wake of doping controversies

Coe likened his victory to celebrating the birth of his four children.

# doping - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Olive Loughnane hits out at IAAF, backs Irish athletes

“You’re talking about athletes being allowed to compete while they were banned.”

# doping - Sunday 2 August, 2015

WADA say they’re ‘very disturbed’ by Sunday Times athletics allegations

Athletics is facing a new doping crisis as WADA responded to reports of widespread cheating in the sport.

‘Totally discredited and a complete sham’ – Kimmage says athletics ‘stinks’

There was an excellent discussion on the topic during today’s Off The Ball Sunday Papers review.

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Doping allegations of top athletes ‘shake the foundation of sport’

A third of medals won in endurance events at the Olympics and World Championships were won by athletes who recorded suspicious tests.

# doping - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Brazil’s Fred reported to have failed a drug test during the Copa America

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder in trouble as reports of doping positive emerge.

# doping - Monday 27 July, 2015

Irish cyclist hit with four-year suspension for anti-doping violation

Ciaran Kelly has tested positive for clenbuterol.

# doping - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

WADA report reveals one ‘atypical’ drug finding from 2014 Six Nations

There were no blood tests carried out in 2014.

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