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Cleared of doping, Sanjita Chanu to receive Arjuna Award

25 Jun 2020

Cleared of doping, Sanjita Chanu to receive Arjuna Award

After being cleared of doping, two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist Sanjita Chanu will finally receive the coveted Arjuna Award which has been withheld since 2018.

Two Indians fail dope tests ahead of Olympics: Details here

11 Dec 2019

Two Indians fail dope tests ahead of Olympics: Details here

The world is still in shock over the four-year ban of Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) over multiple violations.

FIFA seek clarity from WADA over Russia's ban: Details here

10 Dec 2019

FIFA seek clarity from WADA over Russia's ban: Details here

The sporting world received a shocker when the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned Russia from participating in global competitive events for four years.

Russia could be banned form Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why

23 Nov 2019

Russia could be banned form Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why

The Russian contingent might lose its spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) declares the country's drug-testing authority non-compliant with the international rules.

Here're some facts about Maria Sharapova you might not know

30 Jul 2019

Here're some facts about Maria Sharapova you might not know

Maria Sharapova is one of the top-rated and highest paid female tennis players to date.

Indian weightlifter under IWF dope scanner: Details here

09 Jul 2019

Indian weightlifter under IWF dope scanner: Details here

Indian weightlifter Swati Singh has found herself under the scanner of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for doping violations.

Doping Scandal: Nirmala Sheoran, four other athletes test positive

27 Nov 2018

Doping Scandal: Nirmala Sheoran, four other athletes test positive

India's quarter-miler Nirmala Sheoran is among five athletes, who have tested positive for banned substances, as a fresh sporting doping scandal rocks the country.

BCCI unlikely to come under National Anti-Doping Agency's scanner soon

20 Oct 2018

BCCI unlikely to come under National Anti-Doping Agency's scanner soon

The International Cricket Council wants to include cricket in the Olympic Games.

The International Cricket Council bats for cricket in 2028 Olympics

26 Sep 2018

The International Cricket Council bats for cricket in 2028 Olympics

The International Cricket Council (ICC) wants to make cricket an Olympic sport and the governing body is eyeing for a slot in the 2028 Games.

Footballer Denis Cheryshev to be probed after doping allegations

13 Sep 2018

Footballer Denis Cheryshev to be probed after doping allegations

FIFA World Cup 2018 star, Denis Cheryshev, is set to be questioned as an investigation has been opened against him regarding doping allegations.

Mukul Mudgal Committee suggests jail term for dope suppliers

07 Aug 2018

Mukul Mudgal Committee suggests jail term for dope suppliers

The Mukul Mudgal Committee has recommended that the suppliers of banned substances to athletes should be sent to prison.

IAAF refuses to lift ban on Russia

28 Jul 2018

IAAF refuses to lift ban on Russia

The IAAF has stated that it will not lift the ban on Russia from participating in international track and field events.

Yusuf Pathan only Indian to fail dope test in 2017-18

24 Jul 2018

Yusuf Pathan only Indian to fail dope test in 2017-18

Yusuf Pathan was the only Indian cricketer to fail a dope test, last year.

West Indies recall Andre Russell for Bangladesh ODIs

17 Jul 2018

West Indies recall Andre Russell for Bangladesh ODIs

West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell has been recalled into the ODI squad for the three-match series against Bangladesh.

International Olympic Committee lifts ban on Russia over state-sponsored doping

28 Feb 2018

International Olympic Committee lifts ban on Russia over state-sponsored doping

The International Olympic Committee has lifted a ban against Russia after it was barred from this month's PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games over state-sponsored doping.

India's top javelin-thrower Kang fails dope-test; may get four-year ban

28 Feb 2018

India's top javelin-thrower Kang fails dope-test; may get four-year ban

Top Indian javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang has been suspended provisionally by the world athletics governing body after he returned positive for a steroid in an out-of-competition test last week.

Andre Russell set to comeback after a year-long WADA ban

01 Feb 2018

Andre Russell set to comeback after a year-long WADA ban

West Indies all-rounder, Andre Russell is set to make a comeback to competitive cricket after serving a year-long ban imposed on him by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

WADA to investigate possible flaw in drug-testing kits

29 Jan 2018

WADA to investigate possible flaw in drug-testing kits

In what may become another doping-scandal, there are fears of a possible glitch in drug-testing kits which lets the sample bottles to be opened manually.

Cycling pro Chris Froome claims innocence after failing drug test

14 Dec 2017

Cycling pro Chris Froome claims innocence after failing drug test

Renowned British cycling professional Chris Froome has claimed innocence after having failed drug test on his way to winning this year's Tour de Spain (Vuelta a Espana).

International Olympic Committee bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

06 Dec 2017

International Olympic Committee bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

BCCI refuses to be subjected to doping tests by NADA

10 Nov 2017

BCCI refuses to be subjected to doping tests by NADA

BCCI has said that the Indian cricketers do not come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), as the cricket board already follows ICC's code which is based on WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) standards.

WADA report: Indian cricketer tested positive for banned substance

27 Oct 2017

WADA report: Indian cricketer tested positive for banned substance

The 2016 report of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has brought to light that one Indian cricketer was found positive for banned substances.

BCCI's stance on Olympics participation unlikely to change

10 Aug 2017

BCCI's stance on Olympics participation unlikely to change

In the recently concluded meeting between Committee of Administrators (CoA) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials, several important issues were discussed including India's stand on including cricket as an Olympic sport.

Doping charges: Goalkeeper Subrata Paul escapes with a warning

06 Jul 2017

Doping charges: Goalkeeper Subrata Paul escapes with a warning

Indian goalkeeper Subrata Paul escaped with a warning from the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for violating anti-doping rule earlier this year.

Subrata Paul asks for an early hearing against doping charges

03 May 2017

Subrata Paul asks for an early hearing against doping charges

India's top goalkeeper Subrata Paul has requested the NADA to schedule an early hearing in the doping case after his sample A tests came positive for a banned substance.

Goalkeeper Subrata Paul suspended after failing dope test

26 Apr 2017

Goalkeeper Subrata Paul suspended after failing dope test

One of India's top goalkeepers, Subrata Paul was handed a provisional suspension by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) after he failed a dope test conducted last month.

Sharapova's participation at Grand Slams doubtful after a comeback?

18 Mar 2017

Sharapova's participation at Grand Slams doubtful after a comeback?

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, who will be making a comeback to tennis after a 15-months ban for drug usage, is doubtful of playing the year's Grand Slams.

Andre Russell banned for one year for doping violation

01 Feb 2017

Andre Russell banned for one year for doping violation

West Indies cricketer Andre Russell has been handed a one year ban from cricket for violating a doping whereabouts rule.

BCCI's anti-doping helpline for domestic cricketers

26 Nov 2016

BCCI's anti-doping helpline for domestic cricketers

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has come up with a new helpline for domestic cricketers (both men and women), to help them be aware of the medications and supplements they are taking.

IOC asks WADA to set up new drug testing body

11 Oct 2016

IOC asks WADA to set up new drug testing body

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has asked the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to oversee a global system to tackle drug cheats by setting up a new drug testing body.

Shuttler Sindhu stuns! Storms into the final

19 Aug 2016

Shuttler Sindhu stuns! Storms into the final

India is assured of another Olympic medal as badminton player PV Sindhu beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the women's badminton singles semi-finals.

PV Sindhu shocks World's No 2, enters semi-finals!

17 Aug 2016

PV Sindhu shocks World's No 2, enters semi-finals!

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has kept India's hopes of winning a medal alive at the Rio Olympics by storming into the semi-finals of women's singles event.

Last Russian athlete suspended from Rio Games

15 Aug 2016

Last Russian athlete suspended from Rio Games

Russian long-jumper Darya Klishina was suspended from the Rio Olympics in light of new evidence discovered against her by an anti-doping probe, marking Russia's exit from athletics.

Sprinter Dharambir banned for life; Rio dreams shattered

03 Aug 2016

Sprinter Dharambir banned for life; Rio dreams shattered

Indian sprinter Dharambir Singh was handed a life ban by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).