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#WADA

# wada - 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.

# wada - 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.

Wada lift ban on Russia as doping whistleblower's representative claims 'treachery'

Russian athletes will once again be free to compete after a three-year ban served by Rusada, but Wada insist there will be strict conditions.

# wada - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'It's another slap in the face to clean athletes around the world'

Sport Ireland are among those to join opposition to WADA’s plan to reinstate Russia.

# wada - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Coach Shane Sutton used TUEs for 'marginal gains' at Sky

The BBC will air a documentary on the team on Sunday.

# wada - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

World Cup report leaves 'door open to drug abuse'

Bernard Laporte has raised the stakes in a bitter war of words over the destiny of the 2023 tournament.

# wada - Friday 14 October, 2016

'I have never doped so to be there at all was shocking to me'

Irish athlete Steven Colvert continues to claim he is innocent despite a positive EPO test in 2014.

# wada - 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.

# wada - 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.

# wada - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

WADA chief has framed photo of him shaking hands with Vladimir Putin in his house

The Financial Times paid a visit to his Glasgow home and certainly got more than they asked for.

# wada - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

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.

'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.

# wada - Monday 18 July, 2016

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.

# wada - 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.

# wada - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Spanish court orders Operation Puerto blood bags are released

This could have huge implications.

# wada - 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.

# wada - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

6-year ban for New Zealand-based rugby player on steroids

Police had found four bottles of Dianabol during a search of the athlete’s house in 2013.

# wada - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Maria Sharapova's future in tennis could be decided next week

WADA’s revelation that meldonium bans could be overturned has incensed the attorney of the suspended star.

# wada - 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.

# wada - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Sales of meldonium soar after Sharapova's positive drug test

The Soviet-era drug was thrust into the spotlight on 7 March, after the tennis star admitted to using it.

# wada - 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.

# wada - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Sharapova's failed dope test shines light on Meldonium

The drug is manufactured in Latvia and prescribed to treat heart disease.

# wada - Thursday 14 January, 2016

We'll Leave it There So: Real Madrid transfer ban, Munster players stay put and all today's sport

Meanwhile, a damning WADA report has put Russian athletics back in the spotlight.

'Major political forces are behind this,' says Russian sports minister after damning WADA report

“They are trying to prove something at any cost.”

# wada - Thursday 12 November, 2015

FA to quiz Arsene Wenger on doping comments

Earlier this week the Frenchman revealed his fears of widespread use of performance enhancing drugs within the sport.

# wada - 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.

# wada - 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.

# wada - Monday 9 November, 2015

Dark day for athletics as new doping report plunges the sport into crisis

The World Anti-Doping Agency says the Russian athletics federations should be suspended.

# wada - Thursday 10 September, 2015

USADA slams 'false, inaccurate' Mayweather reports

The association denies that the boxer violated any sporting drug laws.

# wada - Sunday 9 August, 2015

London Marathon at centre of fresh doping claims

Meanwhile, Mo Farah is one of eight athletes who have agreed to release their own blood test data

# wada - 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.

Athletics Ireland 'deeply concerned' about Sunday Times doping allegations

CEO John Foley has called on the IAAF to act immediately on the allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Doping allegations of top athletes 'shake the foundation of sport' Cheating

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.

# wada - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

WADA report reveals one 'atypical' drug finding from 2014 Six Nations

There were no blood tests carried out in 2014.

# wada - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Alberto Salazar denies allegations: ‘I will never permit doping’

Mo Farah’s coach has vehemently denied what he describes as “false statements”.

# wada - Saturday 6 June, 2015

'Angry' Mo Farah not leaving coach but demands answers

A BBC documentary has alleged that Alberto Salazar has used doping methods.

# wada - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

# wada - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Ireland move up one place in IRB world rankings despite Twickenham defeat

Joe Schmidt’s side advance up the list mainly thanks to France’s poor result.

# wada - Friday 29 November, 2013

Web closing on drugs cheats as new test nets 260 positives

The improved tests did not reveal any further positive results for international cycling body UCI or world football governing body FIFA.

# wada - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Anti-doping team to investigate Jamaica despite ‘ludicrous’ delay attempts

Athletes, including Usain Bolt, could be banned from competition if Jamaica is found to be non-compliant.

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