The hearing convened in Washington D.C yesterday by the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe - aka the Helsinki Commission - into the effects of doping in international sport may not have produced any startling new facts. But it very definitely generated a concerted challenge to those who feel that criminalising doping is not the way forward.
Ryan Bailey, who came fourth in the men’s 100 metres at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has been given a backdated six-month doping ban after failing a drugs test earlier this year.
Olympic gold medallist Gil Roberts has been cleared of a doping violation after successfully arguing that he ingested a banned substance by kissing his girlfriend.
A pair of weightlifters from the United States have been handed anti-doping bans after failing tests towards the end of last year.
United States Olympic sprint relay gold medallist Jon Drummond has had his eight-year doping ban for possession, trafficking and administration of illegal substances confirmed.
Investigators in the United States have asked for Sir Mo Farah’s samples to be released by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) so they can tested across the Atlantic, according to a newspaper article.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the US Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) settlement with double Paralympic sprint medallist Blake Leeper, and has ruled that his two-year suspension handed down by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) is final.
USADA chief executive praises progress made by UCI after signing collaborative anti-doping partnership
United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) chief executive Travis Tygart has praised the progress made by the International Cycling Union (UCI) on anti-doping after signing a collaborative partnership with the governing body.
American weightlifter Daniel Lehr has been banned for four years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), despite claiming he unknowingly took the banned substances which led to him testing positive.
Two-time Paralympic medallist Blake Leeper has accepted a one year suspension after testing positive for cocaine, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) have announced, but he will still be eligible for Rio 2016.
Officials from the International Swimming Federation (FINA) have met with representatives from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and USA Swimming to discuss a range of issues related to tackling drugs in the sport.
Kenyan athlete Lilian Mariita has been banned for eight years after her second anti-doping violation, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has announced.
American cyclist Robert Lea has been ruled out of Rio 2016 after receiving a 16-month suspension following a positive drug test in August.
Parcours Institute have announced the launch of the first team-recognised professional certification for cyclists, titled “Parcours Cycling”.
The decision taken by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) not to add thyroid hormone to its list of banned substances for 2016 has angered doping authorities in Britain and United States.