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Chinese swimmers will be under scrutiny at the Paris Olympics after positive doping tests revealed

Jul. 16, 2024 11:35 AM EDT

Few athletes will be under as much scrutiny at the Paris Olympics as the swimmers from China. Revelations that nearly two dozen elite Chinese swimmers tested positive for a banned substance ahead of the Tokyo Games — and were allowed to compete with no ramifications — have raised...

World swimming body promises more anti-doping tests of Chinese team before Paris Olympics

Jul. 15, 2024 11:31 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese swimmers going to the Paris Olympics are undergoing increased drug testing of at least eight times this year before the Games, World Aquatics said on Monday. The Chinese swim team in Paris is set to have 11 athletes who tested positive for a banned heart...

Minor leaguers Yeury Tatiz of Seattle and Charlie Zink of Boston suspended for positive drug tests

Jul. 12, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Mariners right-hander Yeury Tatiz was suspended for 80 games and Boston Red Sox right-hander Charlie Zink for 56 games following positive tests for performance-enhancing drugs. Tatiz was suspended for a positive test for Clomiphene under the minor league...

Former Boston and Chicago marathon winner Lawrence Cherono banned for doping and fake documents

Jul. 10, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Kenyan runner Lawrence Cherono, a former winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons, has been banned for seven years for doping and trying to use fake documents to explain his failed drug test. Cherono tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine in 2022 and...

WADA made reasonable decision in China doping case despite doubts of its own scientist, probe says

Jul. 09, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

An investigator backed the World Anti-Doping Agency's handling of a doping case involving 23 Chinese swimmers, while also publishing notes highlighting WADA's own science director expressing doubts about China's explanation of how the athletes had been subject to contamination. WADA...

Ryan Garcia expelled by WBC after using racial slurs in livestream

Jul. 04, 2024 21:36 PM EDT

Ryan Garcia was expelled by the World Boxing Council on Thursday after he repeatedly used racial slurs against Black people and disparaged Muslims in comments livestreamed on social media. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman announced the penalty against Garcia on the social media...

World swimming federation confirms US federal investigation into Chinese swimmers' doping tests

Jul. 04, 2024 15:53 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The international swimming federation says its top administrator has been ordered to testify as a witness in a U.S. criminal investigation into the case of 23 Chinese swimmers who failed doping tests in 2021 yet were allowed to continue competing. The news comes just...

World swimming federation confirms US has launched federal investigation into Chinese swimmers' doping tests

Jul. 04, 2024 10:39 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — World swimming federation confirms US has launched federal investigation into Chinese swimmers' doping tests.

Want to follow swimming in Paris? Then get up to speed on WADA, doping, China and trimetazidine

Jun. 27, 2024 06:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Paris Olympics open next month and the agency that oversees doping enforcement is under scrutiny following allegations it failed to pursue positive tests of Chinese swimmers who subsequently won medals — including three gold — at the Tokyo Games in 2021. The...

Olympic champion swimmers tell Congress U.S. athletes have lost faith in anti-doping regulator

Jun. 25, 2024 21:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Olympic athletes have lost faith in the World Anti-Doping Agency to rid their sports of cheaters ahead of next month's Summer Games in Paris, two former gold medalists told a House subcommittee on Tuesday night. The testimony by Michael Phelps and Allison...