DUSSELDORF, Germany - With sports around the world shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, the World Anti-Doping Agency is looking to artificial intelligence as a new way to detect athletes who cheat.WADA is funding four projects in Canada and Germany, looking ...
May 27, 2020
MONTREAL - Russia's four-year Olympic ban for manipulating doping data is heading to sport's highest court.The World Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday (Friday, Manila time) it has formally referred the case to the Court of Arbitration for ...
Jan 10, 2020
MONACO - Four-time Asian Games champion Kemi Adekoya has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.The Athletics Integrity Unit said on Monday a "notice of allegation" was sent to Adekoya, a Nigerian-born runner who switched allegiance to ...
Jan 15, 2019
MOSCOW - World Anti-Doping Agency experts have started the process of copying data from a Moscow laboratory that could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases."Work has started with the equipment, setting the equipment up and copying the database," Russia ...
Jan 12, 2019
THE deadline for Russia to turn over samples and other data from its Moscow anti-doping lab has passed, leaving the World Anti-Doping Agency to decide whether to reinstate the ban it had lifted in September.WADA's decision to ...
Jan 1, 2019
MOSCOW - The head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency has asked President Vladimir Putin for help in getting key doping data released to World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors.WADA reinstated the suspended RUSADA in September on the condition Russian authorities hand over ...
Dec 28, 2018
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Two Olympic champions and three other weightlifters have been provisionally suspended after retests on their urine samples from the 2012 London Games were shown to be positive for banned substances.The International Weightlifting Federation announced adverse analytical findings for Ukraine&# ...
Dec 24, 2018
MOSCOW - World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors are leaving Moscow empty-handed after Russian authorities prevented them from accessing key doping data that the country's authorities had agreed to hand over.WADA reinstated the suspended Russian Anti-Doping Agency in September ...
Dec 22, 2018
THE long hand of the clock struck six and Kiefer Ravena was up and about. At 6:30 a.m., he was already brushing his teeth and preparing to hit the shower. His normal routine, really, except that he wasn't ...
Aug 24, 2018
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THE PBA said it will respect the decision of Fiba to suspend NLEX guard Kiefer Ravena for 18 months after testing positive for drugs banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).PBA chairman Ricky Vargas made the announcement following a special ...
May 31, 2018
AIGLE, Switzerland - The head of cycling's world governing body wants an investigation into the findings of a doping report that accused Team Sky of using drugs to enhance the performance of Bradley Wiggins and possibly other riders ahead of the ...
Mar 8, 2018
AN apology for Russia's doping scheme is now ready to be issued. Not by the state which ordered the systematic cover-up but by the chemist who helped Russian athletes trick the system."I am very sorry to all the ...
Feb 17, 2018
MOSCOW - A Russian cross-country skier who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics has denied he's an informer for the World Anti-Doping Agency after two teammates who finished ahead of him were banned.Ilya Chernousov finished ...
Nov 12, 2017
TORONTO - Three Russian cyclists are suing the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Canadian lawyer who led the recent investigation into Russian doping allegations.The cyclists contend that Montreal-based WADA and Western University law professor Richard McLaren "unfairly implicated them." Kirill ...
Sep 12, 2017
KAZAN, Russia - The World Anti-Doping Agency has partly restored drug-testing duties to the Russian anti-doping agency.RUSADA was suspended in 2015 when its staff was accused of helping to cover up drug use, but will now have wide-ranging ...
Jun 28, 2017
MOSCOW - The World Anti-Doping Agency expressed dismay on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) after one of its leading critics, pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva, was reappointed to chair the Russian Anti-Doping Agency board.Isinbayeva was first appointed as chair in December ...
Mar 11, 2017
MONTREAL - The World Anti-Doping Agency has detailed serious failings of doping control management at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, saying the system was only saved from collapsing by the "enormous resourcefulness and goodwill" of some key staff.In a 55-page ...
Oct 29, 2016
NEW YORK - After Russia's widespread violations at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, new World Anti-Doping Agency director general Olivier Niggli says an expanding investigations staff will be on the lookout for state-sponsored cheating in other nations."It has happened ...
Oct 14, 2016
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin says the hack of Olympic athletes' data has cast a spotlight on a "hypocritical" decision to bar Russian athletes from the Rio Paralympics.Putin spoke Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) as the hackers' group known as Fancy ...
Sep 20, 2016
GENEVA - A two-time Wimbledon singles champion, two Tour de France winners and an Olympic discus gold medalist had the same answer Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to the latest leak by hackers of confidential medical information: so what?Petra Kvitova, Bradley Wiggins, ...
Sep 16, 2016
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