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Weightlifting doping scandal snarls Thai Olympic medal machine

Weightlifting doping scandal snarls Thai Olympic medal machine

Thai weightlifter Sarat Sumpradit eats up to 10 egg whites for breakfast, works out four hours a day, and is banned from his smartphone at night as his training shifts into high gear for the world championships.

Russian athletes to return to competition as WADA lifts doping ban

Russian athletes to return to competition as WADA lifts doping ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports.

Swiss probe Russian agents over WADA 'cyber-attack'

Swiss probe Russian agents over WADA 'cyber-attack'

Two Russian spies arrested in the Netherlands on suspicion of targeting a Swiss labouratory are also being probed over an attempted cyber-attack on the World Anti-Doping Agency, an official said Saturday.

IOC debates Russia's Olympic fate as clock ticks

IOC debates Russia's Olympic fate as clock ticks

Russia's fate hung in the balance as the International Olympic Committee met Saturday to decide whether to lift its ban for mass doping before the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony.

No Olympics for Russians who had life bans lifted

No Olympics for Russians who had life bans lifted

Fifteen Russians whose life bans for doping were lifted last week have been barred from the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday ...

IOC chief 'disappointed' over lifting of Russian doping bans

IOC chief 'disappointed' over lifting of Russian doping bans

A decision by sport's top court to lift life bans for doping of 28 Russian athletes was ‘extremely disappointing and surprising’, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Sunday.

Sports court lifts life bans of 28 Russians accused of doping

Sports court lifts life bans of 28 Russians accused of doping

The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday lifted life bans on 28 of the 43 Russians accused of doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Doping: Russians excluded from Olympics over 'serious' suspicions

Doping: Russians excluded from Olympics over 'serious' suspicions

All Russian athletes left off the eligibility list for next month's Winter Games had "serious indications" of doping in their history, the head of the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.

IOC president Bach defends decision on Russia over doping

IOC president Bach defends decision on Russia over doping

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has defended its decisions to ban the Russian Olympic Committee from the 2018 Winter Games over doping ...

IOC punishes 11 more Russian Sochi Olympic competitors

IOC punishes 11 more Russian Sochi Olympic competitors

Sochi luge silver medallists Albert Demchenko and Tatyana Ivanova were among a group of 11 Russians disqualified for doping and handed lifetime bans by the International Olympic Committee on Friday.

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

Russia were banned from the 2018 Olympics on Tuesday over state-sponsored doping but the International Olympic Committee said Russian competitors would be able to compete "under strict conditions".

IAAF maintains Russia suspension

IAAF maintains Russia suspension

The world governing body of athletics on Sunday maintained its suspension of Russia, saying the country still had not done enough to clamp down on doping.