Ministry set to proceed for Yuri Ogorodnik's visa formalities: AFI
Ministry set to proceed for Yuri Ogorodnik's visa formalities: AFI

The uncertainty over the appointment of dope-tainted Ukrainian coach Yuri Ogorodnik is likely to be over as the Sports Ministry is set to proceed towards procuring his visa for his arrival in the country, according to a top Athletics Federation of India official.

Nicki Sorensen admits doping early in career

Former Danish champion road cyclist and Tour de France rider Nicki Sorensen has admitted doping during the early part of his career.

Eight weightlifting coaches handed two-year suspension

The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has decided to impose a two-year ban on the coaches of all those weightlifters who tested positive for banned substances across different championships in the last few months.

CAS overturns NADA panel ruling; hands 2-year ban on judoka

Judoka Nirupama Devi has been handed a two-year ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland after two panels of National Anti-Doping Agency here only reprimanded her in a case of Methylhexaneamine (MHA) doping.

Senior drug tester says Jamaican doping scandals `tip of iceberg`

Jamaica`s most senior drug tester has claimed that the recent rash of failed tests point to a more serious problem, further deepening the doping crisis in the country`s athletics.

Lance Armstrong finally returns Olympic bronze medal to IOC

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong`s Olympic medal is back with the International Olympic Committee.

Jamaica`s Veronica Campbell-Brown escapes ban for positive dope test

Jamaica`s twice 200 metres Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has escaped with a public warning by the Jamaica Athletics Administration Association for her use of a banned substance.

Marin Cilic denies `faking injury to disguise failed drug test`

Marin Cilic has denied allegations by the ITF that he had pulled out of this year`s Wimbledon Championships by faking a knee injury to disguise a failed drug test.

I was nailed on a cross for 25 years: Ben Johnson

Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson returned to Seoul`s Olympic Stadium on Tuesday -- 25 years to the day after the steroid-assisted 100m final victory that destroyed his career and reputation.

Marin Cilic cited injury at Wimbledon to hide failed dope test

Marin Cilic cited a knee injury at Wimbledon this year to hide the fact he had failed a dope test, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has revealed.

Sprinter Ben Johnson to revisit scene of disgrace

Disgraced drugs cheat Ben Johnson will revisit the scene of his downfall this month, wrapping up a global anti-doping tour in the Seoul Olympic stadium.

Anti-doping foundation says no positive Tour dope tests

There were no positive doping tests during July`s Tour de France, the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation said Tuesday.

Trinidad officials confirm Baptiste`s doping absence

Trinidad and Tobago athletics officials have confirmed that Kelly-Ann Baptiste missed the Moscow world championships because of doping violations.

Alex Rodriguez among 13 players suspended by MLB for doping

Alex Rodriguez, baseball`s highest-paid player, was suspended for a record 211 games on Monday for his involvement in one of American sport`s biggest doping scandals.

Former sprint cyclist Erik Zabel admits to persistent doping

Former sprint cyclist Erik Zabel admitted on Sunday to years of doping, including EPO, cortisone and blood doping, days after he was named in a French Senate inquiry as a drugs offender.

Asafa Powell says will not retire, hopes to clear name

Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell has no plans to retire despite a positive finding for a banned stimulant.

WADA plans to target entourages behind drug cheats

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey has vowed to introduce measures to help catch the coaches, agents and physiotherapists who help drug cheats.

Italian police open investigation for doping against Powell, Simpson, physio

Italian police have opened an investigation for doping against Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, ANSA news agency reported on Tuesday, as the athletes blamed their physiotherapist after they failed drugs tests.

Sebastian Coe determined to intensify war against drugs

Vice-president of the IAAF and chairman of the British Olympic Association, Sebastian Coe is determined to intensify the war against drug abuse by athletes.

Ban over, Akkunji makes appearance at Asian Athletics C`ship

With her ban period ending on Thursday, dope-tainted double Asian Games gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji made an appearance during the ongoing Asian Athletics Championships in Pune.