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#drugs in sport

# drugs-in-sport - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

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.

# drugs-in-sport - Monday 2 March, 2020

‘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 - Thursday 20 September, 2018

'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-sport - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Three New Zealand rugby players banned for doping violations

All three suspensions are for two-year periods.

# drugs-in-sport - Monday 5 March, 2018

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.

# drugs-in-sport - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

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.

# drugs-in-sport - Thursday 18 January, 2018

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 - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

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.”

# drugs-in-sport - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

'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.

Four New Zealand rugby players banned for doping offences

A New Zealand Sevens international and a former Black Fern have been suspended.

# drugs-in-sport - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

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 - Monday 23 October, 2017

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.

# drugs-in-sport - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Olympian representative calls for athletes to be chipped to combat doping

WOA boss Mike Miller wants the imminent technology advancement put to use.

# drugs-in-sport - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

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.

# drugs-in-sport - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Racing brand doping probe a 'pseudo affair' as Dan Carter is cleared 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.

# drugs-in-sport - Monday 19 December, 2016

'FIFA are not world doping police' - Infantino

Football’s governing body will not strip Russia of the World Cup.

# drugs-in-sport - 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.

# drugs-in-sport - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

'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.

# drugs-in-sport - 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.

# drugs-in-sport - Thursday 18 August, 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.

# drugs-in-sport - Friday 12 August, 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.

# drugs-in-sport - 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.

# drugs-in-sport - Friday 24 June, 2016

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 - 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.

# drugs-in-sport - 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.

# drugs-in-sport - Saturday 30 April, 2016

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Unregulated, unlicensed and unsafe: Teens warned about abusing gym supplements

There are increasing concerns over the safety of sports supplements.

# drugs-in-sport - Saturday 23 April, 2016

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 - 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.

# drugs-in-sport - 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.

# drugs-in-sport - 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.

# drugs-in-sport - 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.

# drugs-in-sport - Sunday 13 March, 2016

World Rugby suspends two Russian players over Meldonium violations

Rugby’s governing body has confirmed the suspensions.

# drugs-in-sport - 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.

# drugs-in-sport - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

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 - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

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 - Monday 16 November, 2015

'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.

# drugs-in-sport - Saturday 26 September, 2015

'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 - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

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.

# drugs-in-sport - Sunday 6 September, 2015

South African rugby international gets two-year ban for doping

Chiliboy Ralepelle tested positive for the banned substance drostanolone.

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