Doping regulations

World Anti-Doping Agency or WADA, President Craig Reedie gestures during a press conference following the WADA's foundation board meeting in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The World Anti-Doping Agency hurt Russia's hopes of competing at next year's Winter Olympics by refusing to reinstate the country's suspended anti-doping operation. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 16, 2017 - 5:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency dealt a blow Thursday to Russia's hopes of competing at next year's Winter Olympics by refusing to reinstate the country's suspended anti-doping operation. At its meeting in South Korea, WADA said two key requirements for reinstating RUSADA had...
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November 10, 2017 - 5:32 pm
The World Anti-Doping Agency has obtained files from the Moscow lab that contain data from a period when investigators say Russia ran a state-sponsored system designed to help Olympic athletes evade positive tests. The data is considered a key piece of evidence as the International Olympic...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 file photo, Russia's gold medal winner Alexander Legkov is flanked by Russia's silver medal winner Maxim Vylegzhanin, left and Russia's bronze medal winner Ilia Chernousov during the flower ceremony of the men's 50K cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Four more Russian cross-country skiers have been found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, it was announced on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 including silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
November 09, 2017 - 8:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Four more Russian cross-country skiers were found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday, including silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin. The Russian Cross-Country Ski Federation said the four have been disqualified by the International Olympic Committee and banned from...
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November 07, 2017 - 6:48 am
Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong of Kenya has been banned four years for using the banned blood-booster EPO. Sumgong's ban was announced by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya, which ruled Sumgong ineligible from April 3. The gold medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Games failed an out-of-...
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FILE- In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 file photo, Russia's gold medal winner Alexander Legkov gestures to the crowd during the flower ceremony of the men's 50K cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 2017, cross-country skier Alexander Legkov has been disqualified from all his events at Sochi. Legkov won an individual gold medal and relay silver. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
November 01, 2017 - 5:35 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In a landmark verdict that indicates Russia conspired to run a doping program at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a cross-country skier who won a gold medal was disqualified by the IOC on Wednesday. All results for Alexander Legkov in Sochi were wiped from the record and he was banned for...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2016, file photo, Dallas Seavey poses with his lead dogs Reef, left, and Tide after finishing the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska. Seavey won his third straight Iditarod, for his fourth overall title in the last five years. Four-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey denies he administered banned drugs to his dogs in this year's race, and has withdrawn from the 2018 race in protest. The Iditarod Trail Committee on Monday identified Seavey as the musher who had four dogs test positive for a banned opioid pain reliever after finishing the race last March in Nome. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
October 24, 2017 - 4:49 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cycling. Baseball. Track. Horse racing. Now dogsledding has become the latest professional sport to be engulfed in a doping scandal, this one involving the huskies that dash across the frozen landscape in Alaska's grueling, 1,000-mile Iditarod. The governing board of the...
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September 14, 2017 - 5:40 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — If the Russians are worried about missing the upcoming Winter Olympics, one of their key leaders certainly isn't showing it. Alexander Zhukov, a Russian member of the International Olympic Committee, told The Associated Press "all of them are going to Pyeongchang" when asked this...
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September 13, 2017 - 10:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The UFC has stripped its light heavyweight title from Jon Jones for a third time and reinstated Daniel Cormier as the 205-pound champion after Jones' latest failed doping test. The mixed martial arts promotion announced its decision Wednesday after the California State Athletic...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30 2011 file photo, Russia's Tatyana Chernova, left, reacts as she goes to cross the finish line with Britain's Jessica Ennis in the Heptathlon 800m at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Because of a doping violation, Chernova was subsequently stripped of her gold from the 2011 world championships in Daegu. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
August 29, 2017 - 11:54 am
PARIS (AP) — A long-delayed study funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency says one third of athletes may have knowingly doped shortly before they competed at the 2011 track world championships — although few of them were caught at the time. The peer-reviewed study, published in the journal Sports...
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August 22, 2017 - 9:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jon Jones could face a lengthy suspension from mixed martial arts after the UFC light heavyweight champion was notified Tuesday of his second potential violation of the promotion's anti-doping policy. Jones is widely considered the top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport, but his...
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