Tag Archives: Doping

Spanish cyclist Barredo faces doping inquiry

Spanish cylist Carlos Barredo is facing disciplinary action from cycling’s governing body for allegedly breaking the blood-doping rules. His Dutch team Rabobank have suspended the 31-year-old pending the outcome of the case

China’s Ye hits back at doping claims

Sixteen-year-old Chinese swimming prodigy Ye Shiwen categorically denied doping on Monday after British media raised suspicions about her world record-breaking start to the London Olympics. Ye shattered Stephanie Rice’s mark in the

Tharanga to face ICC doping panel

Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga will appear at an International Cricket Council (ICC) hearing later this week to answer doping charges, officials said Monday. Tharanga tested positive for a banned drug after

5 Mexicans suspended for doping

Five Mexican internationals currently taking part in the Gold Cup tournament were suspended Thursday for doping, the secretary general of the country’s football federation (Femexfut) announced. Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who plays for

UCI plays down ‘secret’ doping list

The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Friday hit out at the leaking of a “secret” list of riders who warranted special attention from anti-doping controllers at last year’s Tour de France. L’Equipe

Dilshan upset over doping allegations

PALLEKELE – Sri Lanka’s record-setting batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan insisted on Friday he is the victim of a smear campaign after he was wrongly accused of having failed a dope test. The 34-year-old said it was not the first time he had suffered from such allegations and that he was not even selected for a random test after last weekend’s rain-ruined match against Australia in Colombo. “On Wednesday, there were reports that I had failed a dope test,” Dilshan told the BBC. “It is not

ADOP launches drive against doping

LAHORE – The Pakistan Anti-Doping Organisation (ADOP) has made dope-tests mandatory during all the national championships to keep sports drugs free.
The directives were issued during a day long seminar on awareness against doping. The PDOP asked the federations to warn all players of stern action if they tested positive.
The seminar took place at a local hotel and officials of all the sports federations affiliated with the Pakistan Sports Board and Pakistan Olympics

Ricco in trouble after doping allegations

MILAN – Riccardo Ricco’s team Vacansoleil threatened to sack the Italian cyclist on Wednesday if allegations he performed his own blood transfusion are correct.
“The team does not have enough knowledge of the relevant facts to make a considered judgement on this matter,” a statement read.
“The team has a zero-tolerance policy concerning drug use. All riders and staff who violate the internal and UCI doping rules are fired on the spot. The team has now started an

Contador upset over ‘outdated’ doping rules

MADRID – Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, who is facing a one-year ban for taking performance enhancing drugs, blasted anti-doping regulations on Friday which he said “remain stuck in the 60s.”
“Today, advances in science are able to detect minute amounts of some banned substances which neither further athletic performance nor can possibly be taken voluntarily, except if they enter our bodies through ingested food. This is my case with clenbuterol,” the