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# anti-doping - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Ex-Springbok hooker handed eight-year doping ban after third positive test

33-year-old Chiliboy Ralepelle won 25 caps for South Africa.

# anti-doping - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Munster confirm they've reviewed protocols after Cronin's one-month ban

‘It literally could happen to the man in the street where a wrong prescription is dispensed.’

# anti-doping - Monday 18 May, 2020

Sport Ireland will not appeal Cronin's 'quite lenient' one-month ban

The 29-year-old tested positive for prednisolone and prednisone last November.

# anti-doping - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Report reveals seven anti-doping violations in Ireland last year

Elsewhere, Sport Ireland’s testing routines have been interrupted by the Covid-19 shutdown.

# anti-doping - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Munster prop Cronin 'bears at least some fault' for failed anti-doping test

The judicial officer said he had ‘some sympathy for the player’ but that he could have done more.

# anti-doping - Monday 20 April, 2020

Munster's James Cronin banned for one month after anti-doping violation

An independent judicial officer accepted that the failed test was due to ‘a dispensing error by the pharmacy.’

# anti-doping - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Mo Farah insists he's 'happy' for his old blood and urine samples to be retested

Wada intends to investigate athletes who worked with banned former coach Alberto Salazar.

# anti-doping - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

League of Ireland footballer facing four-year ban with hearing to begin this afternoon

Sport Ireland have brought the case against the player after he was deemed to have provided an insufficient sample to testers.

# anti-doping - Friday 14 December, 2018

WADA to collect data from Moscow anti-doping lab as moves toward reinstatement continue

A Wada report found that the lab was at the heart of a state-sponsored Russian doping cover-up.

# anti-doping - Thursday 31 May, 2018

CAS dismisses Nesta Carter appeal, Jamaica remain stripped of Beijing 4x100m relay gold

Jamaica’s 4×100 metre relay team will not get their 2008 Olympic gold medals back after Nesta Carter’s appeal was dismissed by CAS.

# 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.

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