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Pitt-Johnstown athletes stay drug free

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NCAA officials have a strict policy on performance-enhancing drugs and street drugs.

The NCAA considers performance-enhancing drugs different from street drugs. Drugs taken that could have adverse effects on a student athlete include marijauna, cocaine and heroin are considered street drugs.

The penalty for testing positive for street drugs is losing half a year of eligibility for the first offense.… Continue Reading...

ROSS TUCKER: about to become the first athlete jailed for doping

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GIRMAY Birahun is a little-known Ethiopian marathon runner who will soon hold a unique and unwanted distinction — he will be the first athlete sent to jail for doping. He tested positive for meldonium and, in terms of a new Ethiopian Athletics policy will spend three years in prison for his “crime”.

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Doping among youth athletes is on the rise

Doping among youth athletes is on the rise, according to a report in Indian newspaper, The Hindustan Times, earlier this month.

Based on figures provided by a newsletter from India’s National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), numerous youth athletes recently failed doping tests, including a high-jumper, shot-putter and thrower. The report adds that 20 of the more than 80 Indian athletes to fail doping tests in 2016 were in high school or college.… Continue Reading...

Bridge players and anglers caught with performance-enhancing drugs


3.6 per cent of bridge players have been caught with prohibited substances in their body, according to new figures from WADA

Anglers and people who play bridge and billiards have been caught with prohibited substances in their body, according to new figures from the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Some 3.6 per cent of bridge players, 1.1 per cent of billiards players and a whopping 10.6 per cent of those who take part in casting events in angling were recorded as producing “an adverse analytical finding”, The Daily Telegraph reported.… Continue Reading...

Bobsled champ banned for doping

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MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian bobsledder who won a gold medal at the 2014 Olympics has been banned for four years for doping.

Dmitry Trunenkov, who won the four-man bobsled at the Sochi Games, tested positive last year and has been banned by the Russian Bobsled Federation, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday.… Continue Reading...

Doping: Usain Bolt loses Olympic gold medal

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GENEVA — Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter.

The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Olympic rules state that the entire relay team can be disqualified and stripped of medals if one runner fails a doping test.… Continue Reading...

16 Year Old Girl Suspended for Doping

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — The International Weightlifting Federation has suspended 16-year-old  for four years and banned Yuliya Kalina for two years for doping.

The federation says Popovici, Romania’s national champion in the 48-kilogram category, tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol in an out-of-competition test.

Popovici, a member of the Botosani Sporting Club, tested positive after she won the national title this year.… Continue Reading...

Ethiopia to impose lifetime bans on drug cheats

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Ethiopia, one of five countries the IAAF says is in “critical care” over its drug-testing systems, will impose lifetime bans on drug cheats, the new president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) said on Wednesday (local time).

The Horn of Africa country has for many years dominated distance running along with neighbouring Kenya, but it had its credibility questioned this year when six of its athletes came under investigation for doping.

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NBA: Does the NBA have a PED problem?

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George Karl insists on being the lightning rod to controversy these days. George Karl is suggesting that several NBA players are using PED’s, or performance enhancing drugs. Karl’s latest claim is a bombshell that could damage the NBA, or at least how some people view the league.

George Karl was a former NBA head coach who most recently coached the Sacramento Kings.… Continue Reading...

The Russian Doping Scandal Keeps on Growing

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With Russia standing accused of meddling in American politics and in Syria and Ukraine, new revelations about Russian doping in sports might seem anti-climactic. Yet the mountain of new evidence laid out by Richard McLaren, the Canadian lawyer appointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to investigate Russia’s doping program, is astounding.… Continue Reading...