Latest Doping regulations News

WADA approves reforms; athlete groups say they're not enough

Nov. 25, 2021 13:42 PM EST

The World Anti-Doping Agency approved a series of reforms designed to give athletes a bigger voice in decision-making, though the changes were roundly criticized by activist groups that said they didn't go far enough. At its board meeting Thursday, WADA announced it was...

Russian track doping suspension extended into 7th year

Nov. 17, 2021 10:28 AM EST

MONACO (AP) — Russia's doping suspension from track and field was extended into a seventh year on Wednesday, with cautious praise for reformers and a warning that not everyone supports their changes. World Athletics voted to maintain the suspension, which was first...

Doctor who doped East German swimmers has honor removed

Nov. 16, 2021 11:36 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The doctor who ran a massive doping program to use steroids on East German swimmers in the 1970s and '80s had his award from the sport’s world governing body annulled on Tuesday. Lothar Kipke admitted in a Berlin court in 2000 that he...

New anti-doping, medication rules for horse racing unveiled

Nov. 11, 2021 09:44 AM EST

The nascent Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority on Thursday released a draft of proposed anti-doping and medication control rules designed to bring uniformity to a sport that has operated for years under patchwork regulations in 38 racing states. Since July, HISA...

Valeri Nichushkin facing doping case from 2013, Russia says

Nov. 08, 2021 11:45 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin has been given until Nov. 16 to respond to an allegation of doping dating back to 2013, the Russian Hockey Federation said Monday. RHF executive director Dmitry Kurbatov told Russian news agencies that the World...

New technology offers anonymous way to report abuse, doping

Oct. 18, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

A college basketball player hatched the idea after seeing a discrimination case nearly implode his own team, then wondering why nobody had done anything about it sooner. Ten years later, that player has developed the idea into a key tool for fixing a sports landscape...

US pairs skater Calalang cleared of drug violation

Oct. 14, 2021 01:33 AM EDT

In elite figure skating, makeup can be as important a tool as a boot and blade. It also can sideline an Olympic contender. Jessica Calalang, a U.S. pairs skater and potential member of the team for next February's Winter Games in Beijing, recently...

WADA revokes Moscow anti-doping laboratory's license

Oct. 09, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has revoked the Moscow laboratory's license to test samples in a new twist in the long-running Russian doping saga, WADA said on Saturday. WADA's executive committee voted on Friday to strip the Moscow facility of its approved...

Track coach Salazar's 4-year doping ban upheld by CAS

Sep. 16, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

Track coach Alberto Salazar received no relief from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which upheld his four-year ban for a series of doping-related violations that had long been pursued by American regulators. CAS announced the decision Thursday, confirming its...