Public contest launched to name five craters on Mercury

The Education and Public Outreach (EPO) team has launched a public contest to name the five impact craters on Mercury in conjunction with the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Athletics Kenya under fire amid Rita Jeptoo doping scandal
Athletics Kenya under fire amid Rita Jeptoo doping scandal

Kenya`s athletics bosses came in for fierce criticism on Saturday after it emerged Rita Jeptoo, currently the world`s leading female marathon runner, tested positive in an out-of-competition anti-doping test.

Xenon gas moves closer to WADA ban

The use of xenon gas to boost performance, a method allegedly pioneered by Russian athletes, could be banned, the world anti-doping agency (WADA) said Friday.

Gilbert aiming for hat-trick at Amstel Gold

Former world champion Philippe Gilbert will set off in Sunday`s Amstel Gold Race as one of the hot favourites for victory.

Top Austrian nordic skier tests positive for EPO

A leading Austrian cross country skier has tested positive for the banned substance Erythropoietin (EPO) and has been thrown out of the final nordic race at the Sochi Olympics, organisers said Sunday.

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.

Former Dutch cyclist admits taking EPO

Former Dutch cyclist Jeroen Blijlevens has confessed to having used the performance-enhancing drug EPO during his career.

Danish cycling Olympic medallist admits to doping

Danish cyclist Rolf Soerensen has admitted, that he had used ‘blood-boosting EPO’ and ‘Cortisone’ in the 1990s.

Suven gets patents from EPO for 3 drugs

Pharmaceutical firm Suven Life Sciences Tuesday said the European Patent Office (EPO) has issued three patents to its chemical entities which are used
in treating nerve disorders.