Kenya's Wilson Kipsang targets Beijing world marathon title

New York and London marathon champion Wilson Kipsang is hopeful that his performance on return to London in April will convince selectors to name him in the Kenyan team to the Beijing World Championships in August.

Lance Armstrong accuser celebrates victory despite life being destroyed
Lance Armstrong accuser celebrates victory despite life being destroyed

Betsy Andreu, one of the first people to attest disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong took banned substances, told AFP that despite him destroying her life she felt like she had won by testifying to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday.

Indian women athletes test positive for drugs

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

New doping scandal hits Bulgarian weightlifters
New doping scandal hits Bulgarian weightlifters

The Bulgarian weightlifting team will not take part in the upcoming European championships in Tbilisi, Georgia, after eleven athletes tested positive for doping, the Bulgarian federation announced on Saturday.

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao agree to USADA drug testing
Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao agree to USADA drug testing

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have agreed to take part in a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Olympic-style testing programme ahead of their May 2 mega-bout in Las Vegas, USADA said on Friday.

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.

Swimmer Park Tae-hwan hires foreign attorney ahead of hearing
Swimmer Park Tae-hwan hires foreign attorney ahead of hearing

South Korean swimming star Park Tae-hwan Thursday hired a foreign attorney in preparation for his international doping hearing.

Korea's Park Tae-hwan ''shocked'' by failed dope test
Korea's Park Tae-hwan ''shocked'' by failed dope test

 South Korean swim star Park Tae-hwan has been left "shocked" by a failed doping test, which local media said was a result of a local hospital injecting him with testosterone.

WADA raises minimum ban for doping to four years
WADA raises minimum ban for doping to four years

Athletes convicted of doping will face a minimum four-year ban under new rules which came into effect from January 1.

WADA takes 3000 samples from Russian athletes
WADA takes 3000 samples from Russian athletes

London, Dec 24 (IANS) World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officials investigating rampant doping among Russian athletes have collected around 3,000 samples from the country, according to media reports Wednesday.

WADA decides against China swimming star appeal
WADA decides against China swimming star appeal

The World Anti-Doping agency said Wednesday that it will not appeal against a three month ban imposed against China`s controversial double Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang but will warn China over the case.

WADA forms commission to probe Russian doping allegations
WADA forms commission to probe Russian doping allegations

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced details of a three-man commission that will probe doping allegations in Russia, a move supported by world's athletics governing body IAAF.

IAAF welcomes WADA probe into doping claims
IAAF welcomes WADA probe into doping claims

The World Anti-Doping Agency WADA`s decision to appoint a three-person independent commission to investigate serious doping allegations made against Russia in a German television documentary was on Tuesday welcomed by world athletics governing body IAAF.

Former IOC vice president Dick Pound backs squash inclusion
Former IOC vice president Dick Pound backs squash inclusion

Former International Olympic Committee vice president Dick Pound is confident the IOC will drop regulations limiting the number of sports on the Games programme and says squash should be brought into the Olympic fold.

WADA likely to appeal over Sun Yang's doping ban
WADA likely to appeal over Sun Yang's doping ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) may appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after Chinese swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban in secret.

Qatar pledges USD 1 million to Anti-Doping Research Fund

 Qatar has given a shot-in-the-arm to the fight against doping in sports by contributing USD 1 million to the Anti-Doping Research Fund announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Wushu gold medalist caught doping at Asian Games
Wushu gold medalist caught doping at Asian Games

The Olympic Council of Asia says a wushu gold medalist from Malaysia has been kicked out of the Asian Games for doping and stripped of her medals.

US sprinter Wallace Spearmon handed three-month doping ban
US sprinter Wallace Spearmon handed three-month doping ban

The United States Anti-Doping Agency has slapped American sprinter Wallace Spearmon with a three-month suspension after the US Olympian failed a drug test in July.

WADA symposium to discuss new methods to combat drugs in sport
WADA symposium to discuss new methods to combat drugs in sport

The World Anti-Doping Agency's two-day symposium at Istanbul, Turkey next month would discuss how science and investigations activities combined can help improve tools and develop new strategies to combat the use of drugs in sport.