Azerbaijan steeplechase winner fails dope test

Azerbaijani Chaltu Beji`s joy at winning the women`s 3,000 metres steeplechase in the team event at the European Games turned to shame on Saturday after the European Olympic Committees (EOC) announced she had failed a dope test.

Athletics, cycling back on the defensive
Athletics, cycling back on the defensive

The spectre of doping was again looming over athletics and cycling on Thursday with a top running coach, a world champion steeplechaser from Spain and a Tour de France-winning cyclist on the defensive.

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.

FINA had cleared Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer of doping
FINA had cleared Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer of doping

Former Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer had been cleared of a doping violation by FINA in 2013 but the World Anti-Doping Agency appealed the decision leading to her current suspension, swimming`s world governing body has said.

India third in global doping report for 2013 by WADA
India third in global doping report for 2013 by WADA

India may be considered a sporting minnow but in terms of doping by its athletes, it has been ranked third behind Russia and Turkey in a World Anti-Doping Agency Report for 2013 with as many as 91 from the country testing positive for banned substances in that year.

Mo Farah`s coach Alberto Salazar accused of doping
Mo Farah`s coach Alberto Salazar accused of doping

Leading American coach Alberto Salazar has encouraged athletes in his care to take banned substances, a documentary screened by the BBC on Wednesday claims.

WADA to appeal in Australia Rules supplements case
WADA to appeal in Australia Rules supplements case

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is to appeal the decision by the Australian Football League (AFL) to acquit sports scientist Stephen Dank of doping charges.

Six WADA non-compliant countries risk Olympic ban
Six WADA non-compliant countries risk Olympic ban

Six countries could find themselves banned from the Olympics and other major sporting competitions, an impatient World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) warned on Wednesday after declaring the nations non-compliant.

WADA lifts ban of Rio doping lab for 2016 Olympics
WADA lifts ban of Rio doping lab for 2016 Olympics

The Brazilian lab stripped of its accreditation for not meeting standards had its credentials restored by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday, clearing the way for it to conduct tests at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Irked over ignoring his calls, co-worker stabs woman to death in Maharashtra

A 30-year-old married woman was allegedly stabbed to death by her male co-worker after she refused to pay heed to his constant demands to meet him and interact on telephone, police said.

Reza Hassan in fresh trouble, caught by police at rave party
Reza Hassan in fresh trouble, caught by police at rave party

Facing the prospect of a ban after failing a dope test, Pakistan's left-arm spinner Reza Hassan has got into more trouble after being caught by the police at an alcohol-fuelled rave party in Lahore.

CAS dismisses swimmer's case, but also raps NADA for delay

 The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday rapped on the knuckles of National Anti-Doping Agency for "excessive" delay in disposing a dope violation case of swimmer Amar Muralidharan while dismissing his appeal against the decisions of two NADA panels after he tested positive for a banned substance in 2010.

Pak left-arm spinner Reza Hassan tests positive for cocaine
Pak left-arm spinner Reza Hassan tests positive for cocaine

Young Pakistan left-arm spinner Raza Hasan is facing a possible two-year ban from all forms of cricket after testing positive for cocaine in a dope test carried out at the WADA accredited laboratory in India.

Usain Bolt still the favourite to win at World Championship: Michael Johnson
Usain Bolt still the favourite to win at World Championship: Michael Johnson

 Four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson on Tuesday backed multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt to defend his titles in 100m and 200m events at the World Championship, to be held in Beijing from August 22 to 30.

Indian women athletes test positive for drugs

Indian women athletes, including Melbourne Commonwealth Games gold medalist Geeta Rani have tested positive for drugs.

UCI announce further anti-doping measures
UCI announce further anti-doping measures

World cycling`s governing body, the UCI, on Friday announced a number of measures to reinforce its anti-doping drive.

WADA chief visits Jamaica to check anti-doping efforts
WADA chief visits Jamaica to check anti-doping efforts

President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedie arrived in Jamaica on Friday to check on the Caribbean sprint capital`s anti-doping efforts following a string of high-profile positive drug tests.

Indian bowler Mohammed Shami undergoes doping test in Australia
Indian bowler Mohammed Shami undergoes doping test in Australia

Indian pace bowler Mohammed Shami on Friday underwent a doping test in Melbourne. The International Cricket Council will conduct random testing of players during the quadrennial tournament Down Under.

Russian athletics sue over German doping claims
Russian athletics sue over German doping claims

The Russian Athletics Federation is suing German state broadcaster ARD over allegations of systematic doping in Russian athletics aired in a documentary in December.

South Korean sports officials meet over Park Tae-hwan's doping hearing
South Korean sports officials meet over Park Tae-hwan's doping hearing

A team of South Korean sports officials met Friday to discuss preparations for an upcoming doping hearing for Park Tae-hwan, a beleaguered swimmer who recently tested positive for testosterone.