Doping regulations

A man walks past a large banner promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Monday, March 23, 2020. The IOC will take up to four weeks to consider postponing the Tokyo Olympics amid mounting criticism of its handling of the coronavirus crisis that now includes Canada saying it won't send a team to the games this year and the leader of track and field, the biggest sport at the games, also calling for a delay. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 23, 2020 - 7:22 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Green Bay Packers are establishing funds that will provide $1.5 million to assist efforts to respond to the coronavirus in Brown County, Wisconsin - which includes Green Bay - and the Milwaukee area. The $1...
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Snow falls on the Olympic rings near the New National Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 18, 2020 - 2:35 pm
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Although anti-doping organizations around the world are dialing back on testing because of the coronavirus outbreak, Olympic athletes can still expect a knock on the door. The International Olympic Committee has said it remains “fully committed” to opening the Tokyo Games...
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Two women take a selfie with the Olympic rings in the background in the Odaiba section of Tokyo, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike spoke Thursday after the World Health Organization labeled the spreading virus a "pandemic," a decision almost certain to affect the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 12, 2020 - 10:37 am
MONACO (AP) — Russia's track team was limited to 10 athletes for the Tokyo Olympics and the country's federation was fined $10 million by the sport's governing body on Thursday. World Athletics passed the latest package of sanctions after the Russian track federation's new president accepted...
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March 11, 2020 - 5:56 pm
A bill that calls for prison time for those who participate in international doping schemes moved one step closer to becoming law Wednesday when it passed a Senate committee on a voice vote. The Rodchenkov Act, named for the Moscow lab director, Gregory Rodchenkov, who blew the whistle on Russia’s...
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The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee's Toshiro Muto, center left, and Yoshiro Mori, center right, listen to questions from the media during a news conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The Olympic Games are under threat from a spreading virus from China that has reached the pandemic stage. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 11, 2020 - 8:46 am
TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Wednesday he has received an apology from an executive board member who said the 2020 Games should be delayed a year to two because of the coronavirus. Yoshiro Mori called a quick news conference at committee headquarters to...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, commuters walk along a sidewalk as a poster celebrating the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is seen in foreground in Tokyo. The tentacles of cancelling the Tokyo Olympics — or postponing or staging it in empty venues — would reach into every corner of the globe, much like the spreading virus that now imperils the opening ceremony on July 24. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 11, 2020 - 5:00 am
A survey of Olympic and other elite athletes across the globe found them more likely to believe in the work their own country's anti-doping agencies are doing when compared to that of global regulators at the World Anti-Doping Agency. A total of 491 athletes spread across 48 countries were asked a...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 26, 2019 file photo, China's Sun Yang waves following the men's 4x200m freestyle relay heats at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Ahead of a verdict pending within days in the doping case of three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang, a Swiss supreme court document on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 shows swimming’s governing body wanted to stop the World Anti-Doping Agency’s appeal. World swim body FINA supported arguments by Sun’s lawyers who asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to throw out WADA’s case early last year in a pre-trial dispute over an alleged conflict of interest for the agency’s American lead prosecutor, Richard Young. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)
February 28, 2020 - 10:20 pm
GENEVA (AP) — When the hammer came down on a container holding a vial of Sun Yang's blood, it ultimately shattered the career of China's greatest swimmer. The three-time Olympic champion was banned for eight years on Friday, likely ending the 28-year-old Sun's racing days before he could defend his...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 file photo China's Sun Yang celebrates winning the final of the men's 200-meter freestyle during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has been banned for eight years for breaking anti-doping rules and will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
February 28, 2020 - 10:11 pm
This time, the hammer dropped on Sun Yang. Long the target of anti-doping crusaders, the Chinese swimming star received a stunning eight-year ban from a Swiss court — the maximum penalty and one that effectively ends the 28-year-old's career — for a vial-smashing encounter with drug testers. While...
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Tourists wear masks as they pause for photos with the New National Stadium, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
February 27, 2020 - 9:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the Japanese government went on the offensive Wednesday after a senior IOC member said the 2020 Games were being threatened by the spread of a viral outbreak, with their fate probably decided in the next three months. Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 26, 2019 file photo, China's Sun Yang waves following the men's 4x200m freestyle relay heats at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Ahead of a verdict pending within days in the doping case of three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang, a Swiss supreme court document on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 shows swimming’s governing body wanted to stop the World Anti-Doping Agency’s appeal. World swim body FINA supported arguments by Sun’s lawyers who asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to throw out WADA’s case early last year in a pre-trial dispute over an alleged conflict of interest for the agency’s American lead prosecutor, Richard Young. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)
February 25, 2020 - 9:33 am
GENEVA (AP) — International swimming authorities worked to protect three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang from being banned from the sport in a doping case, according to a Swiss supreme court document. A verdict in the case against the Chinese swimmer is expected within days from the Court of...
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