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Bills WR Walt Powell Suspended 4 Games for Failed PED Test

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Walt Powell was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 NFL season Thursday for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. 

Chris Brown of the Bills’ official website confirmed the news.

Powell, 25, made 14 receptions for 142 yards in 2016. He has been with the Bills since midway through the 2015 season.… Continue Reading...

Nike accused of hindering Usada’s Alberto Salazar doping investigation


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The sportswear giant Nike was accused of hindering a doping investigation into the elite training group run by Mo Farah’s coach Alberto Salazar according to fresh revelations from a leaked United States Anti-Doping Agency interim report, it has been claimed.

According to the German magazine Der Spiegel, two of the Nike Oregon Project’s elite athletes and Farah’s training partners, the Olympic marathon bronze medallist Galen Rupp and the Olympic 1500m champion Matthew Centrowitz, also submitted “samples that arose suspicion in the doping investigators”.… Continue Reading...

Sundance documentary ‘Icarus,’ about Russian doping, could light another match under U.S.-Russia relations


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When he went public with doping allegations last May, the Russian whistle-blower‎ Grigory Rodchenkov told a remarkable story.

A long-serving chief of the country’s anti-doping program, Rodchenkov confessed that, out of the same lab designed to nab cheaters, he’d also secretly been running a state-sponsored doping program. During the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Rodchenkov said that, at the behest of Vladimir Putin’s government, he had used that watchdog lab to provide dozens of athletes with banned substances — then supervised an elaborate operation to swipe out their urine samples.

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister says having sex can affect doping results of female athletes

On Friday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said that women’s doping results could be inaccurate if the athletes have had sexual intercourse in the days before the test, the BBC reported.

“If you have sex five days before taking a doping test, they can find male DNA in you,” said Mutko.… Continue Reading...

Carleton University football player suspended 2 years for doping

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Canada’s leading anti-doping agency has issued a two-year sports suspension to a Carleton University football player who tested positive for a banned substance following last year’s Panda Game.

Ravens defensive back Daniel McNicoll provided a urine sample to the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) on Oct.1, 2016, the day Carleton took on the University of Ottawa in the annual cross-town classic.… Continue Reading...

MMA: Brock Lesnar suspended for one year in doping case


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Brock Lesnar’s MMA future remains uncertain, but the results of his doping case no longer are.

The former UFC heavyweight champion was suspended one year by USADA for failing two drug tests in relation to UFC 200 in July, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Wednesday in a press release. Lesnar is eligible to return to the Octagon on July 15, 2017, one year after his provisional USADA suspension began.… Continue Reading...

YSU confirms some football players failed NCAA testing

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The NCAA said it tests players for performance-enhancing and street drugs, but those results aren’t released to the public

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown State University confirmed that some of its football players failed the NCAA’s testing requirements. The university did not specify which tests and how many players were affected.… Continue Reading...

What’s at Stake as an Inquiry Into Russian Doping Wraps Up?

Detailed accounts of state-sponsored doping in Russia have unsettled global sports this year. On Friday morning, another investigation into Russian doping will wrap up.

The World Anti-Doping Agency, the primary international watchdog on the use of performance-enhancing substances, will publish the results of a new inquiry into Russian sports.

We read all about this over the summer, didn’t we?

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Another British amateur cyclist has been banned for anti-doping offences


41-year-old Ian Edmonds has been banned for all sport for four years.

After amateur rider Robin Townsend was handed a second four-year ban by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) earlier this week, another British amateur has been given the same.

Ian Edmonds, who rode for Mapperley Cycling Club, was banned for refusing to take an out-of-competition test in May 2016 after UK Border Force seized doping products that were addressed to him in early April.… Continue Reading...

At Least 120 Athletes at the Rio Olympics Have Previously Been Suspended for Doping

Of the approximately 11,000 athletes competing in Rio, at least 120 have served suspensions or had to return medals for doping and were reinstated in time for this year’s Games. This is about one out of every 100 competitors.

At Least 25 of These Athletes Have Won Medals in Rio So Far

As of Friday, 28 of the 773 medals that had been awarded were won by athletes who had served suspensions for doping.

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