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Anger as Russia's three-year doping ban is lifted

Rusada’s suspension was imposed in November 2015 A decision to lift the suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency has been labelled “the greatest treachery against clean athletes”. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has ended a three-year suspension which followed a major scandal over alleged state-sponsored doping. Leading athletes and anti-doping bodies had opposed the mo… BBC Sport – Sport

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Turkmenistan doping case puts wrestling under pressure

Jakarta: A wrestler from Turkmenistan became the first doping case at the Asian Games and has been disqualified, the Olympic Council of Asia said Friday, days after it threatened to expel the worst-offending sports from future tournaments. Rustem Nazarov tested positive for the banned substance furosemide, a masking agent, in a pre-tournament urine test last week, the OCA said. Nazarov ...

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Former Olympic 1500m champion Kiprop denies doping

Asbel Kiprop finished sixth in the 2016 Olympic 1500m final Kenya’s former Olympic 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop says he will prove he is a “clean athlete” after reports he failed an out-of-competition drugs test. The 28-year-old three-time world champion reportedly tested positive for banned blood-boosting agent EPO. Kiprop finished second at the 2008 Beijing Olympics … BBC Sport – Sport

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Russia could face permanent IAAF ban over doping reforms

The McLaren report published in 2016 claimed more than 1,000 Russians benefited from a state-sponsored doping programme between 2011 and 2015 Russia remains suspended from international athletics, and the sport’s governing body says it could permanently exclude the country if key doping reforms are not met soon. The IAAF first banned Russia in November 2015 over evidence o… BBC Sport ...

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Winter Olympics: Doping cases hurt Russia's case to display flag at closing ceremony

The Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) delegation in South Korea may not find out until just hours before Sunday’s closing ceremony whether they can carry their national flag into the stadium. There had been indications earlier during the Games, that the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which suspended Russia over evidence of a state-sponsored doping system, could lift the ban in ...

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