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Four new appeals go to sports court chasing Olympic medals in Russian skater Valieva's doping case

Feb. 26, 2024 10:54 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Four appeals filed at sport’s highest court in fallout from the doping case of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva are set to delay awarding medals from the 2022 Beijing Olympics yet again. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Monday it registered three appeals...

Anti-doping law nets first prison sentence for therapist who helped sprinters get drugs

Feb. 22, 2024 14:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first person charged for violating a 2020 law that forbids conspiracies to taint international sports events through performance-enhancing drugs received a three-month prison sentence. Federal prosecutors used the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act to charge Eric Lira,...

Jenson Brooksby, an American tennis player, has his whereabouts suspension cut. He can play in March

Feb. 15, 2024 11:59 AM EST

American tennis player Jenson Brooksby's suspension for missing three doping tests will end on March 3, 10 months earlier than the original date, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said Thursday. The ITIA said it reached an agreement with Brooksby to reduce the ban from 18...

Retired Australian swimmer James Magnussen faces legal issues in doped world record attempt

Feb. 09, 2024 14:13 PM EST

Retired swimming champion James Magnussen faces potential legal and ethical issues after declaring he will deliberately dope in an unofficial attempt to break the 50-meter freestyle world record. Magnussen will be paid $1 million to make the attempt at the Enhanced Games, a sort of...

ISU defends its decision to give Russians bronze medal from Beijing Olympics after doping case

Feb. 09, 2024 13:12 PM EST

The governing body that oversees figure skating defended its decision to award the bronze medal from the 2022 Beijing Olympics to the Russian squad Friday, despite the disqualification of team member Kamila Valieva for a highly publicized doping violation that caused a reshuffling of the medals. ...

Leading French Olympic fencer suspended over 'abnormal' doping test ahead of Paris Games

Feb. 09, 2024 04:44 AM EST

NOISY-LE-GRAND, France (AP) — One of France's leading fencers has been suspended following an “abnormal” doping test result, less than six months before Paris hosts the Olympic Games. Ysaora Thibus is a three-time Olympian in fencing and won the team foil silver medal at the...

Russian skater’s strawberry dessert excuse was rejected by judges in Olympic doping case

Feb. 07, 2024 13:25 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A strawberry dessert contaminated by her grandfather’s heart medication might have caused Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s positive doping test, her lawyers argued at sport’s highest court, which rejected the explanation and banned her for four years. The...

Russian figure skaters set to get Olympic bronze ahead of Canada despite Valieva's disqualification

Jan. 30, 2024 14:46 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Despite the disqualification of Kamila Valieva in a doping case, the Russian figure skating team still stands to finish on the podium and get bronze medals from the 2022 Beijing Olympics behind the United States and Japan. The Americans moved into the gold medal...

What happens to Olympic medals now that Russian skater Valieva has been sanctioned for doping?

Jan. 30, 2024 00:06 AM EST

The highest court in sports sanctioned Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva for doping violations at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. The ruling means U.S. skaters will receive gold medals after they finished second behind Valieva and her teammates in the team competition. The case rocked...

US to receive gold medals in wake of figure skater Valieva's Olympic DQ

Jan. 30, 2024 00:00 AM EST

Members of the U.S. Olympic figure skating team learned late Monday they will receive gold medals now that Russian skater Kamila Valieva has been disqualified for doping at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee received word that the IOC would...