Latest Doping regulations News

Russia warms to controversial TUEs after doping scandals

Apr. 12, 2019 4:07 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — After years of using hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats who bend the rules to take banned substances, Russia is warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in 2017 that the country's rivals were using Therapeutic Use...

Russia passes amendments to fine athletes caught doping

Apr. 11, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to fine athletes who get caught doping, though the scheme may not be much of a deterrent for the country's top performers. The Russian parliament voted Thursday to impose a maximum fine of 50,000 rubles ($775) for any athlete caught taking banned substances. Russia has been...

Ledecky heads pro swim league set to debut in US, Europe

Apr. 9, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new professional league for elite swimmers will debut this year with U.S. and foreign teams competing in a mixed gender format with the athletes being paid. Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky will compete for one of the International Swimming League's eight teams — four...

Horse deaths put Santa Anita under scrutiny on big race day

Apr. 5, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita is facing enormous scrutiny, and not just because this weekend is the biggest race day of the year. The venerable track where superstars Seabiscuit and Zenyatta once thrilled fans is fighting for its future a month before the Kentucky Derby, with track officials...

Putin calls on Russia to play by doping rules for Olympics

Mar. 27, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin wants Russian athletes and officials to play by anti-doping rules ahead of next year's Olympics. In televised comments on Wednesday, the Russian president said efforts should be made "so that we don't give any pretext to those who use sport for political ends, to act against...

Challenge to Olympic weightlifting doping sanctions dropped

Mar. 26, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rules slashing Olympic weightlifting places for countries where athletes frequently get caught doping look set to remain in force after a legal challenge was dropped. The International Weightlifting Federation says officials in Kazakhstan, which faces having its quota cut from...

PGA Tour suspends Robert Garrigus for failed drug test

Mar. 22, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Robert Garrigus became the first PGA Tour player suspended for a drug of abuse, saying on Twitter that he had a relapse with marijuana. The tour announced Friday that the 41-year-old Garrigus, whose only PGA Tour victory was at Disney at the end of the 2010 season, has been...

Doping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link

Mar. 20, 2019 3:26 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the card game recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee, fans and players seethed. Whereas...

Santa Anita to ban medication, whips on race days

Mar. 14, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita will ban the use of medication and whips on racing days after the 22nd horse fatality in 2 1/2 months occurred at the historic track Thursday. The move by owner The Stronach Group would make Santa Anita the first racetrack in the nation to impose such restrictions in a...

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright suspended 80 games for HGH

Mar. 6, 2019 11:42 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright will sit out the first 80 games of the season after testing positive for Human Growth Hormone, a second suspension for the knuckleballer who missed 15 games last year for violating baseball's domestic violence policy. Wright said in a statement...