MLB Lockout Created Opportunties for Doping

Major League Baseball’s lockout suspended the league’s drug testing program. Doping experts say the opportunity was there for players to take advantage.

#baseball, #conte-victor-jr, #doping-sports, #major-league-baseball-players-assn, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #miller-andrew-1985, #steroids, #suter-brent

Medina Spirit Stripped of 2021 Kentucky Derby Win

The horse’s trainer, Bob Baffert, was suspended and fined after his horse failed a postrace drug test last year.

#baffert-bob, #churchill-downs-inc, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #kentucky-derby

IOC President Criticizes Valieva’s Treatment by Her Coaches

Russia’s deputy prime minister called Thomas Bach’s comments “inappropriate and wrong.”

#bach-thomas, #doping-sports, #figure-skating, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2022, #russia, #tutberidze-eteri, #valieva-kamila-2006

Should the Minimum Age to Compete in Olympic Skating Be Higher?

Would raising the minimum competition age save young athletes from abuse and humiliation?

#athletics-and-sports, #bach-thomas, #beijing-china, #chen-karen-1999, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #denhollander-rachael, #doping-sports, #edmunds-polina, #figure-skating, #lipinski-tara, #olympic-games-2022, #shcherbakova-anna-2004, #trusova-alexandra-2004, #tutberidze-eteri, #valieva-kamila-2006, #women-and-girls

Russian Wins Figure Skating Title, but Kamila Valieva Finishes Fourth

After a week of turmoil, Anna Shcherbakova won the women’s individual event at the Olympics, upsetting Valieva as she stunned the Games by stumbling on the ice.

#doping-sports, #figure-skating, #olympic-games-2022, #sakamoto-kaori-2000, #shcherbakova-anna-2004, #trusova-alexandra-2004, #valieva-kamila-2006

Lia Thomas, Trans Swimmer, Revives Debate About Sex Testing in Sports

For nearly a century, certain elite athletes have been subject to anatomical, chromosomal or hormonal testing to compete in women’s events.

#athletics-and-sports, #doping-sports, #estrogen, #hormones, #semenya-caster, #swimming, #testosterone, #tests-drug-use, #thomas-lia-1999, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

Valieva’s Competitors May Be Denied the Ultimate Olympic Thrill

Because of the doping scandal involving Kamila Valieva of Russia, her top competitors may be denied the joy of receiving a medal on the Olympic podium during the Games.

#beijing-china, #boulder-colo, #doping-sports, #figure-skating, #goucher-kara, #international-olympic-committee, #national-broadcasting-co, #olympic-games-2022, #track-and-field, #valieva-kamila-2006

Valieva Had 3 Substances Sometimes Used to Help the Heart in Sample

The medications were revealed in a document filed in her arbitration hearing on Sunday.

#doping-sports, #figure-skating, #olympic-games-2022, #valieva-kamila-2006

Kamila Valieva Can Compete but Won’t Receive Medals

Arbitrators cleared Kamila Valieva to continue competing in the Beijing Olympics despite failing a doping test, but officials said they would withhold medals until her case is resolved.

#court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #figure-skating, #olympic-games-2022, #russia, #tests-drug-use, #valieva-kamila-2006

With Valieva, Doping Concerns Extend to a New Generation of Olympians

Decades after East Germany gave steroids to its athletes and just a few years after Russia’s doping program was exposed, the Olympic Games are again roiled by scandal.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #coleman-doriane-lambelet, #court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #east-germany, #international-olympic-committee, #moscow-russia, #olympic-games-2022, #rodchenkov-grigory, #steroids, #tygart-travis, #valieva-kamila-2006, #world-anti-doping-agency

Failed Test Casts Shadow Over Skating, the Olympics’ Showcase Event

Unexplained delays related to a Russian skater’s positive test were an embarrassing failure of the systems designed to keep doping out of the Olympics.

#doping-sports, #figure-skating, #international-skating-union, #olympic-games-2022, #russia, #russian-olympic-committee, #tygart-travis, #valieva-kamila-2006, #world-anti-doping-agency

What Is Trimetazidine, and Would It Have Helped Kamila Valieva of Russia?

News that the figure skater had tested positive for the banned substance raised questions that have come up in past doping scandals.

#doping-sports, #figure-skating, #olympic-games-2022, #russia, #tests-drug-use, #trimetazidine, #valieva-kamila-2006

A Heart Attack, Not Drugs, Killed Medina Spirit, a Necropsy Finds

But the report was inconclusive. The colt, who tested positive for a banned substance last May after winning the Kentucky Derby, collapsed after a workout in December.

#baffert-bob, #breederscup-horse-races, #churchill-downs-inc, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #kentucky-derby, #santa-anita-park-calif, #triple-crown-horse-racing, #university-of-california

Carlos Beltran Creates a New Ethical Debate for Hall of Fame

Some controversial players have fallen off the ballot, but with Carlos Beltrán expected to be a finalist next year, a different form of cheating will be in the spotlight.

#baseball, #baseball-hall-of-fame, #beltran-carlos, #bonds-barry, #clemens-roger, #doping-sports, #major-league-baseball, #perry-gaylord, #schilling-curt, #steroids, #vizquel-omar

Texas Man Is First Charged Under New Antidoping Law in U.S.

The law targets people who would skirt doping regulations in international competitions, but it does not apply to major American leagues like the N.F.L. and Major League Baseball.

#athletics-and-sports, #doping-sports, #okagbare-blessing, #olympic-games-2020, #rodchenkov-grigory, #track-and-field

Cameroon’s Goalkeeper André Onana Just Wants to Play

Cameroon’s 25-year-old goalkeeper has already had his career interrupted twice by bans. Now he’s back, and eager to move on.

#ajax-soccer-team, #barcelona-soccer-team, #cameroon, #content-type-personal-profile, #doping-sports, #onana-andre-1996, #soccer, #uefa-champions-league-soccer

I Investigated Bonds and Clemens. Yes, They Belong in Cooperstown.

They deserve Hall of Fame recognition, even though they played in the “steroids era.”

#baseball-hall-of-fame, #baseball-writersassn-of-america, #bonds-barry, #clemens-roger, #doping-sports, #major-league-baseball

Medina Spirit, an Embattled Kentucky Derby Winner, Dies During a Workout

The colt suffered an apparent heart attack while working out at Santa Anita racetrack, a California racing official said.

#baffert-bob, #california-horse-racing-board, #churchill-downs-inc, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #kentucky-derby, #santa-anita-park-calif

Lamine Diack, Olympics Power Broker Convicted of Taking Bribes, Dies at 88

The former head of the world governing body for track and field was convicted of accepting bribes to cover up a Russian doping scandal.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #deaths-obituaries, #diack-lamine-1933, #doping-sports, #olympic-games-2012

The Breeders’ Cup Welcomes Baffert Despite His Suspension

The Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has longstanding relationships with many members of the Breeders’ Cup board.

#baffert-bob, #breederscup-horse-races, #del-mar-thoroughbred-club, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #kentucky-derby

In Saratoga Springs, Horse Racing’s Troubles Cloud a Tradition

Will horse racing right itself so people can visit Saratoga Springs for another century or two?

#american-pharoah-race-horse, #baffert-bob, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #kentucky-derby, #navarro-jorge-horse-trainer, #saratoga-race-course, #saratoga-springs-ny, #servis-jason-horse-trainer, #strauss-audrey-attorney, #triple-crown-horse-racing, #united-states-anti-doping-agency

Sha’Carri Richardson Finishes Last in 100-Meter Return

Racing the 100 meters for the first time since a drug test kept her out of the Tokyo Olympics, Richardson lost to a field that included all three medalists from the Games.

#doping-sports, #fraser-pryce-shelly-ann, #olympic-games-2020, #richardson-shacarri, #thompson-herah-elaine, #track-and-field

Nike Renames the Alberto Salazar Building After Lifetime Ban

Salazar, the famed distance running coach, has been permanently barred from the sport by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual and emotional misconduct.

#coaches-and-managers, #doping-sports, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #nike-inc, #running, #salazar-alberto, #sex-crimes, #track-and-field, #united-states-anti-doping-agency, #us-center-for-safesport

Russian Athletes Compete as R.O.C. at the Tokyo Olympics After Ban

A doping punishment changes a country’s official name but little else about its Olympic experience.

#doping-sports, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2020, #russia, #russian-olympic-committee, #world-anti-doping-agency

Alberto Salazar Barred from Track for Sexual, Emotional Misconduct

A former top coach who was once one of the world’s greatest distance runners, Salazar had already been suspended for breaking rules governing banned substances.

#athletics-and-sports, #doping-sports, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #nike-inc, #olympic-games-2020, #oregon, #salazar-alberto, #track-and-field, #united-states-anti-doping-agency, #us-center-for-safesport

Sha’Carri Richardson Will Miss Olympics After Not Being Chosen for Relays

The star sprinter, who lost a chance to run in the 100-meter individual event after failing a drug test for marijuana, could have been chosen for the relay team. But officials decided not to include her.

#doping-sports, #richardson-shacarri, #tokyo-japan, #track-and-field, #usa-track-and-field

Sha’Carri Richardson and Her Now Uncertain Path to the Olympics

Richardson has a magnetic combination of speed and charisma. But her use of marijuana before an event has jeopardized her chance to compete in Tokyo.

#doping-sports, #louisiana-state-university, #marijuana, #olympic-games-2020, #richardson-shacarri, #track-and-field

An Abortion, a Missed Drug Test and Changed Records Mean Trouble

Brianna McNeal said she didn’t open her door to antidoping officials because she was traumatized after having an abortion. They don’t believe her story.

#abortion, #court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #olympic-games-2020, #tests-drug-use, #tokyo-japan, #track-and-field, #united-states-anti-doping-agency, #world-athletics

Confusion Reigns at Trials Over Runner Who Blamed Drug Test on Burrito

Shelby Houlihan was poised to compete for a spot at the Games despite a doping ban that she blamed on burrito meat. Athletes complained, and a reversal to keep her sidelined eventually came from the highest levels of American Olympic governance.

#burritos, #doping-sports, #houlihan-shelby-1993, #track-and-field, #usa-track-and-field

Did a Burrito Cost American Runner Shelby Houlihan Her Olympic Dream?

Shelby Houlihan, a medal favorite, will miss the U.S. Olympic trials after she tested positive for a banned steroid. She has blamed a food-truck meal.

#burritos, #court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #meat, #olympic-games-2020, #pork, #steroids, #tests-drug-use, #world-athletics

Bob Baffert Sues New York Racing Officials Over ‘Impulsive’ Ban

The trainer was barred from the state’s racetracks and missed the Belmont Stakes after the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed two post-race drug tests.

#baffert-bob, #belmont-stakes, #churchill-downs-inc, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #kentucky-derby, #new-york-racing-assn, #saratoga-ny

Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Second Drug Test

The colt, trained by seven-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, stands to become the second horse in the history of the race to be disqualified for a failed test.

#baffert-bob, #belmont-park, #belmont-stakes, #churchill-downs-inc, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #justify-race-horse, #kentucky, #kentucky-derby, #kentucky-horse-racing-commission, #maximum-security-race-horse, #new-york-city, #preakness-stakes, #triple-crown-horse-racing

Bob Baffert Barred From Belmont Stakes by NY Racing Officials

The Hall of Fame trainer was already under suspension at Churchill Downs, where he won his seventh Kentucky Derby before his horse failed a drug test.

#american-pharoah-race-horse, #baffert-bob, #baltimore-md, #belmont-park, #belmont-stakes, #churchill-downs-inc, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #justify-race-horse, #kentucky-derby, #long-island-ny, #new-york-racing-assn, #preakness-stakes, #saratoga-race-course, #triple-crown-horse-racing

Rombauer Wins the 2021 Preakness, Surging Past Medina Spirit

The long-shot win assured that Bob Baffert’s colt could not claim a Triple Crown under the cloud of a positive drug test.

#baffert-bob, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #medina-spirit, #pimlico-race-course, #prat-flavien, #preakness-stakes, #rombauer, #triple-crown-horse-racing

At the Preakness and Beyond, Horse Racing Needs to Clean Up Its Act

New laws cleaning up the sport of horse racing can’t come soon enough.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #baffert-bob, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #kentucky-derby, #preakness-stakes, #sports-injuries, #triple-crown-horse-racing

What to Know About the 146th Preakness Stakes

The post time for the race is 6:47 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday.

#baffert-bob, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #medina-spirit, #pimlico-race-course, #preakness-stakes, #triple-crown-horse-racing

Horse Racing’s Integrity Faces Another Test

Ahead of the Preakness, with horse racing’s best-known trainer mired in controversy, it seems the sport’s credibility is going down to the wire.

#baffert-bob, #baltimore-md, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #kentucky-derby, #louisville-ky, #preakness-stakes, #triple-crown-horse-racing, #velazquez-john-r

Antidepressants Almost Cost This Olympian Her Career

Brenda Martinez, one of the top track and field athletes in the United States, inadvertently tested positive for a banned substance under World Anti-Doping Agency rules.

#antidepressants, #depression-mental, #doping-sports, #martinez-brenda-1987, #meat, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olympic-games-2016, #olympic-games-2020, #steroids, #tests-drug-use, #tygart-travis, #world-anti-doping-agency

Baffert Says Dermatitis Drug Caused Positive Betamethasone Test

The trainer acknowledged that it was neither cancel culture nor a conspiracy that caused the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s positive drug test.

#baffert-bob, #churchill-downs-inc, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #kentucky-derby, #preakness-stakes, #triple-crown-horse-racing

Kentucky Derby Winner’s DQ Won’t Change the Bets. Here’s Why.

A failed drug test has cast doubt on Medina Spirit’s victory at Churchill Downs. But people who bet on him to win will keep their money either way.

#baffert-bob, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #kentucky-derby

Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Drug Test

The Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, whose horses have failed five tests in a little more than a year, denied wrongdoing: “We didn’t do it.”

#baffert-bob, #churchill-downs-inc, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #kentucky-derby

Ahead of Tokyo Olympics, Drug Testing Is a Struggle

The pandemic slowed worldwide drug testing to a crawl. The process has resumed, but the problems that led to poor testing ahead of the 2016 Games have not gone away.

#cheating, #doping-sports, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2016

Medina Spirit Wins the 147th Kentucky Derby

Bob Baffert, the trainer, collected his seventh Derby victory while the favorite, Essential Quality, faltered and finished fourth.

#churchill-downs-inc, #doping-sports, #essential-quality-race-horse, #horse-racing, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #kentucky-derby, #quarantines, #triple-crown-horse-racing

Sprinter Christian Coleman Barred From Tokyo Olympics

Christian Coleman of the United States is the reigning world champion in the 100 meters and has never failed a drug test, but he missed three tests in 2019, resulting in an 18-month suspension.

#coleman-christian-1996, #court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #olympic-games-2020, #track-and-field, #world-athletics

British Cycling Doctor Ordered Drug in Doping Case, Panel Finds

The ruling against Richard Freeman, who worked with Team Sky and Britain’s Olympic teams, raised new doubts about his country’s cycling success.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #cycling-road, #doping-sports, #freeman-richard-doctor, #froome-christopher, #team-sky, #tour-de-france-bicycle-race, #wiggins-bradley

Russia Track Officials Suspended for Aiding a Doping Lie

With investigators closing in, the high jumper Danil Lysenko needed a paper trail to support his story. Top Russian track officials provided it.

#danil-lysenko, #doping-sports, #russia, #track-and-field, #world-athletics

How Grooming Biathlon’s Leader Paid Off for Russia

An investigation accuses biathlon’s longtime president of accepting gifts from Russians and then doing the country’s bidding as a doping scandal swirled.

#besseberg-anders, #biathlon, #doping-sports, #international-biathlon-union, #resch-nicole, #rodchenkov-grigory, #world-anti-doping-agency

Three Judges Endorsed Penalties for Russia’s Doping. Then They Cut Its Ban in Half.

A Court of Arbitration for Sport panel substantiated much of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s findings on Russia’s doping cover-up, and then let the Russians off the hook.

#court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #rodchenkov-grigory, #world-anti-doping-agency

Deep Within Relief Bill, Horse Racing Gets New Tools to Clean Up

A provision deep in the coronavirus stimulus package puts the United States Anti-Doping Agency in charge of regulating thoroughbred racing.

#baffert-bob, #cheating, #churchill-downs-inc, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #jockey-club-the, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #servis-jason-horse-trainer, #tygart-travis, #united-states-anti-doping-agency, #united-states-politics-and-government, #veterinary-medicine

Sun Yang’s Eight-Year Doping Ban Is Overturned

Lawyers for Sun Yang, a three-time Olympic champion, presented evidence that one of the arbitrators who issued his eight-year suspension had made racist comments about China on social media.

#court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #sun-yang, #swimming, #world-anti-doping-agency