Why Brittney Griner and Other Athletes Choose Cannabis for Pain

Griner, the W.N.B.A. star detained in Russia on drug charges, is one of many athletes who have said cannabis helps with sports injuries. But it is banned by sports leagues and illegal in many places.

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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.

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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.

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Here’s How Kamila Valieva’s CAS Hearing Will Play Out

The hearing will determine if the Russian figure skater who failed a pre-Olympics doping test will be able to continue to compete at the Beijing Games.

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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.

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He Had Chest Pain and Dangerously Low Blood Pressure. What Was Wrong?

Could a wayward breath mint have caused his symptoms?

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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.

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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.

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Eurovision-Winning Damiano David Did Not Use Drugs, Broadcaster Says

Damiano David of the Italian rock band Maneskin hunched over a table in a sniffing motion during the show’s finale, fueling speculation of drug use.

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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.

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Baffert, Medina Springs’s Trainer, Denies Cheating Allegations

A day after the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was revealed to have failed a drug test, the horse’s trainer cited “cancel culture” in his denials.

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Bob Baffert Races at Breeders’ Cup Trailed by Rivals’ Doping Suspicions

Horse racing is under scrutiny again, as its top American trainer comes to the season’s final event with a record of four failed drug tests in the past six months.

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Trump’s Treatment Suggests Severe Covid-19, Medical Experts Say

Many of the measures cited by his doctors are reserved for patients severely affected by the coronavirus.

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Charlatan, a Belmont Stakes Contender, Tests Positive for a Banned Substance

Charlatan was one of two horses trained by Bob Baffert that tested positive for a banned numbing agent at a recent meet in Arkansas.

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Doping Tests Go Virtual. Is It Temporary or a Glimpse of the Future?

The antidoping officials who collect urine and blood samples from athletes can’t work as they usually do during the coronavirus pandemic. In the United States, the testers are trying to take their work online.

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N.F.L. Bows to Marijuana’s New Status

The league’s new labor agreement eased rules about players’ use and caught up with many sports that had already liberalized their policies.

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