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Irish amateur wrestler given four-year ban for doping violation
The athlete failed her doping control test in November and the four-year ban is place since December.
# Challenges
‘We would be foolish to say there is not some sort of drug problem in rugby’
In a fascinating interview with his former coach, Shane Horgan opens up about the challenges facing rugby right now.
# drugs in sport
'Where does the international fight against doping in sport go from here?' - Sport Ireland
John Treacy has released a statement to criticise Wada’s decision to reinstate Russia.
# Drugs in Rugby
Three New Zealand rugby players banned for doping violations
All three suspensions are for two-year periods.
# hardie buck
Scotland coach Blair says 'it would be silly' not to recall John Hardie after ban
The Edinburgh flanker was suspended for three months for alleged cocaine use.
# salbutamol
Froome dismisses 'misinformed' calls for his suspension, begins first race since failed drug test
‘This was meant to have been a confidential process, but we are doing our best to get this resolved now,” says the Team Sky cyclist.
# KeepRugbyClean
Lessons to be learned for Irish rugby from Grobler case
‘From a values point of view, is it the right thing?’ And we need to have that discussion.’
# drugs in sport
Policy for proven dopers to be reviewed after Grobler signing - IRFU chief Browne
”Are we going to bring in drug cheats?’ The answer is: I don’t think we are.”
# Doping
'He served his ban. Every person on this planet makes mistakes'
Munster lock Gerbrandt Grobler was banned for two years in 2015 after a positive drugs test.
# Drugs in Rugby
Four New Zealand rugby players banned for doping offences
A New Zealand Sevens international and a former Black Fern have been suspended.
# salbutamol
Chris Froome failed drug test during La Vuelta with twice the permitted level of asthma medication
Team Sky are challenging the result of the test carried out on the dominant cyclist in September.
# drugs in sport
Whistleblower claims 10,000 Chinese athletes involved in state-backed doping in 80s and 90s
Doctor Xue Yinxian says all medals won during the period should be handed back.
# a dog's life
Olympian representative calls for athletes to be chipped to combat doping
WOA boss Mike Miller wants the imminent technology advancement put to use.
# TUEs
Tevez and Kuyt among 25 footballers named in latest leak by Russian hackers Fancy Bears
The documents published today claim over 150 players failed drugs tests in 2015.
# DC
Racing brand doping probe a 'pseudo affair' as Dan Carter is cleared
French anti-doping authorities have ended their investigation into corticosteroid use ahead of the Top 14 final last year.
# McLaren Report
'FIFA are not world doping police' - Infantino
Football’s governing body will not strip Russia of the World Cup.
# Grey Sky
'I trust the process': Brailsford says Wiggins TUEs were not performance-enhancing
Team Sky GM finally breaks his silence on TUE revelations.
# Fancy Bears
'Mo has nothing to hide': Farah and Nadal defend drug use after latest record leaks
Athletes obtained TUEs which allowed them to take banned substances for medical reasons.
# anti-doping
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.
# Rio 2016
Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium
The niggling questions over winning athletes can add to any mixed feelings.
# Rio 2016
Divine intervention? Sports fans need more than Jesus to explain incredible results on the track
“My doping is training. My doping is Jesus. Otherwise I’m crystal clean,” Olympic gold medalist Ayana said today after smashing the world record by 14 seconds.
# Boxing
'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.
# Testing times
Just 42 days before the Olympics starts, WADA suspends Rio drug lab
There are yet more concerns about the integrity of the Rio Games with under six weeks to go.
# drugs in sport
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.
# Maria Sharapova
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.
# pumping iron
Unregulated, unlicensed and unsafe: Teens warned about abusing gym supplements
There are increasing concerns over the safety of sports supplements.
# drugs in sport
Liverpool suspend Sakho following 'possible anti-doping violation'
A report in France claims that Sakho has been taking a fat-burning supplement which caused the failed test.
# drugs in sport
GAA ready to embrace anti-doping blood testing - Dr Una May
GAA players have been giving urine samples only, but that will change soon.
# drugs in sport
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.
# revelations
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.
# drugs in sport
'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.
# drugs in sport
World Rugby suspends two Russian players over Meldonium violations
Rugby’s governing body has confirmed the suspensions.
# drugs in sport
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.
# drugs in sport
Sharapova was 'reckless beyond description', says former WADA chief Dick Pound
Sharapova faces four-year ban following doping positive at the Australian Open.
# drugs in sport
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.
# drugs in sport
'There is no room for not knowing': WRU issue strong warning after handing out two PED bans
The union has handed down bans of four and two years to players from the second tier SWALEC Division 1.
# KeepRugbyClean
'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.
# drugs in sport
RTL hit back at Boudjellal and link Toulon players to growth hormones
The drama continues in Toulon…
# Allegations
Boudjellal defends Toulon after doping allegations in French media
It has been alleged that pharmacies in Toulon were illegally providing players with products.
# drugs in sport
South African rugby international gets two-year ban for doping
Chiliboy Ralepelle tested positive for the banned substance drostanolone.