Doping regulations

FILE - In this May 24, 2016, file photo, lab technicians work at Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia. A delegation from the World Anti-Doping Agency arrived for talks Wednesday with Russian authorities in Moscow as it tries to access data which could mean more bans for top Russian athletes who cheated in past years. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
November 28, 2018 - 4:09 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A delegation from the World Anti-Doping Agency held talks with Russian authorities in Moscow on Wednesday as it tries to access data which could mean more bans for the country's top athletes. Later Wednesday, the delegation will visit the Moscow laboratory at the heart of a vast cover...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Moscow City Court ruled on Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018, that Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, should still be considered an Olympic champion, but the International Olympic Committee refuses to recognize the verdict. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)
November 22, 2018 - 9:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — With a pair of gold medals at stake, a Russian court has issued a ruling that directly challenges the authority of the International Olympic Committee and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Moscow City Court ruled Wednesday that bobsledder Alexander Zubkov, who carried the...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2018, file photo, Craig Reedie, head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, speaks to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations in Montreal. At the same time WADA announced changes to its governance structure, the agency's former lead investigator, Jack Robertson, wrote an op-ed piece arguing its leaders should be replaced, and said the decision to reinstate Russia's suspended anti-doping agency came via a ``cowardly’’ process that betrayed clean athletes. WADA, in a statement to the BBC, dismissed Robertson's analysis as "old and baseless allegations" that are part of a politically motivated campaign against the agency and Reedie. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
November 17, 2018 - 2:05 am
At the same time the World Anti-Doping Agency announced changes to its governance structure, the agency's former lead investigator wrote an op-ed piece arguing its leaders should be replaced, and said the decision to reinstate Russia's suspended anti-doping agency came via a "cowardly" process that...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, Edwin Moses, chairman of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, speaks at a news conference during a White House event aimed at reforming the World Anti-Doping Agency, in Washington. Moses sent a tersely worded letter to leaders of the World Anti-Doping Agency, asking for an investigation into the culture at WADA that would expand beyond athletes' representative Beckie Scott's claim that she was bullied at a recent meeting. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 14, 2018 - 8:33 am
World Anti-Doping Agency investigators found no evidence athletes' representative Beckie Scott was bullied at a recent meeting, but more people need to be interviewed to determine what happened. Scott's bullying allegation has dominated much of the global anti-doping conversation since she revealed...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2018, file photo, Craig Reedie, head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, speaks to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations in Montreal. The harshly criticized president of the World Anti-Doping Agency is defending the decision to reinstate Russia’s suspended drug-fighting operation, calling it the best way to get much-needed doping data out of a country that manipulated the system to win Olympic medals. In a call with reporters Monday, Reedie insisted that Russia’s agreement to hand over samples and data that could corroborate up to 2,800 doping cases puts a hard deadline of Dec. 31 on a process that was going nowhere. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 24, 2018 - 2:04 pm
The leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency insisted he cares about athletes but admonished them nonetheless during a fierce, sometimes-personal defense of the decision to bring Russia's suspended drug-fighting operation back online. "My question to athletes is: What, in practice, is the alternative...
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September 20, 2018 - 7:02 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — What so many sex-abuse survivors on the U.S. Olympic team have been waiting to hear is that someone in power was listening. On Thursday, incoming CEO Sarah Hirshland choked back tears and let them know that, indeed, she is. The most memorable moment from her first...
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Russian National Anti-doping Agency RUSADA building in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. The World Anti-Doping Agency has reinstated Russia, ending a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponsored doping. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 20, 2018 - 3:40 pm
The World Anti-Doping Agency declared Russia's scandal-ridden drug-fighting operation back in business Thursday, a decision designed to bring a close to one of sports' most notorious doping scandals but one bitterly disputed by hundreds of athletes and described as "treachery" by the lawyer for the...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2016, file photo, mixed martial arts fighter Jon Jones reacts as he speaks during a news conference in Las Vegas. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones should be eligible to fight by late October after completing a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 announced the length of Jones’ ban for his second violation of the UFC’s anti-doping policy. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
September 19, 2018 - 8:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is eligible to return to competition by late October after completing a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday announced the length of Jones' ban for his second violation of the UFC's...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Beckie Scott, World Anti-Doping Agency athlete committee chairperson, Beckie Scott, speaks at a news conference following the agency's first Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, Alberta. Scott told the Associated Press Saturday, Sept.15, 2018, that she left her position on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s six-person compliance review committee. Her departure came after WADA made changes to some of the most stringent requirements to bring the Russian anti-doping agency back into compliance following a nearly three-year suspension. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 17, 2018 - 8:51 pm
The potential reinstatement of Russia's anti-doping agency drew further outcry Monday, this time from a worldwide group of drug-fighting organizations that portrayed it as the result of an eleventh-hour deal designed to appease a powerful nation. The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations...
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September 15, 2018 - 6:13 pm
An Olympic champion and one of the most high-profile athletes supporting the anti-doping movement stepped down from a key review panel a day after the panel recommended reinstatement of the Russian anti-doping agency. Beckie Scott told The Associated Press she left her position on the World Anti-...
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