Doping

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, Caster Semenya of South Africa crosses the finish line to win the women's 800 meters for Africa, at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Semenya’s running future will be decided by three judges in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, starting Monday Feb. 18, 2019, in a landmark case that may challenge science and gender politics, as Semenya is looking to overturn eligibility rules for hyperandrogenic athletes proposed by track and field’s governing body. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, FILE)
February 14, 2019 - 10:52 am
GENEVA (AP) — Caster Semenya's running future will be decided by three judges starting next week in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa is looking to overturn eligibility rules for hyperandrogenic athletes...
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FILE - At left, in an Aug. 14, 2016, file photo, silver medalist Callum Skinner smiles during the podium ceremony for the men's cycling sprint final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At right, in a Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, then-World Anti-Doping Agency Deputy Director General Rob Koehler testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. An Olympic gold medalist and a former executive at the World Anti-Doping Agency are forming an organization designed to give athletes a stronger voice in the struggle against doping and the powers that police it. The group, called Global Athlete, is being organized by British cyclist Callum Skinner. Rob Koehler, who suddenly quit his post as deputy director general at WADA last year, will be the group’s director general. (AP Photo/File)
February 13, 2019 - 3:18 pm
An Olympic gold medalist and a former executive at the World Anti-Doping Agency are forming an organization designed to give athletes a stronger voice in the fight against doping and the powers that police it. The group, called Global Athlete, is being organized by British cyclist Callum Skinner...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 21, 2016, Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov during the Russian Athletics Cup, at Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov is among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty of taking part in state-backed doping, according to an announcement Friday Feb. 1, 2019, by The Court of Arbitration for Sport. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)
February 01, 2019 - 2:03 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Evidence that Russia ran a state-backed doping scheme for several years has been used to prove new cases of cheating by track and field Olympic and world champions. Ivan Ukhov, the 2012 Olympic high jump champion was among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty Friday of...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2014, file photo, New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia (58) throws against the Philadelphia Phillies in the 11th inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia. Mejia, allowed back into baseball after a lifetime ban caused by three positive drug tests, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr., File)
January 29, 2019 - 6:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia, allowed back into baseball after a lifetime ban caused by three positive drug tests, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. If added to the 40-man roster, the 29-year-old Dominican right-hander would receive a one-year contract at a...
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January 25, 2019 - 1:21 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's athletics federation has dropped a legal challenge against its ban from international competition. The country has been suspended since 2015 because of doping, though dozens of top athletes have been allowed to compete via a neutral status by the IAAF governing body. If the...
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Russian National Anti-doping Agency RUSADA head Yuri Ganus speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) forgave Russia on Tuesday for its tardiness in turning over lab data, but they are still analyzing what it says are vast amounts of data from lab servers and equipment, data which until recently was sealed off by Russian law enforcement. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 22, 2019 - 4:53 pm
The World Anti-Doping Agency straddled the wide gulf between vindication and capitulation Tuesday, agreeing to keep Russia's anti-doping operation in business after receiving much-sought-after lab data that could be used to prosecute hundreds of cheaters. But the decision came with a warning: Fool...
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January 19, 2019 - 9:00 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A lawyer for Russian cross-country skier Alexander Legkov says Switzerland's federal court has dismissed the IOC's appeal against Russian athletes being cleared of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Lawyer Christof Wieschemann says in a statement "Alexander Legkov can...
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January 13, 2019 - 10:52 am
MOSCOW (AP) — World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors' bid to obtain doping data will head into a sixth day in the Russian capital as a WADA panel prepares to rule whether Russia has kept its word on the issue. WADA reinstated the Russian anti-doping agency in September, against protests from numerous...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, Russian National Anti-doping Agency RUSADA head Yuri Ganus leaves the office in Moscow, Russia. Ganus welcomed Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 an apparent breakthrough in a standoff over data sealed in a Moscow laboratory that could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases. Russian authorities missed a Dec. 31 deadline to hand over the data but the Russian Sports Ministry said Thursday a WADA team had begun work to copy data from the lab. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
January 11, 2019 - 1:55 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency welcomed Friday an apparent breakthrough in a standoff over data sealed in a Moscow laboratory that could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases. Russian authorities missed a Dec. 31 deadline to hand over the data but the...
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FILE In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo an employee of the Russia's national drug-testing laboratory holds a vial in Moscow, Russia. The Kremlin said Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019, there is "understanding" on how crucial data on drug use by Russian athletes will be handed over to the World Anti-Doping Agency. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
January 11, 2019 - 10:17 am
MOSCOW (AP) — World Anti-Doping Agency experts have started the process of copying data from a Moscow laboratory that could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases. "Work has started with the equipment, setting the equipment up and copying the database," Russia Sports Minister Pavel...
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