Doping regulations

FILE - In this May 17, 2013 file photo, Paris Saint-Germain soccer club President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, arrives to speak to the media during a press conference at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. A French judicial official says Al-Khelaifi has been placed under investigation for suspected corruption. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
May 25, 2019 - 2:02 am
GENEVA (AP) — The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Beckie Scott speaks at a news conference following the World Anti-Doping Agency's first Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, Alberta. A law firm found no evidence that WADA members bullied Scott, though it concluded that one member’s comments to her “could be viewed as aggressive, harsh or disrespectful.” WADA released a 58-page report Wednesday night, May 15, 2019, that was conducted to determine whether Scott, the Canadian Olympic champion, was bullied at a contentious meeting last September when officials lifted the suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency over her protest. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 16, 2019 - 5:23 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — The culture of bullying and harassment collided with the Olympic universe after two strong-voiced women in the World Anti-Doping Agency received back-to-back rejections over the span of 48 hours. Among conclusions from an investigation into one of those episodes was that WADA...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Beckie Scott speaks at a news conference following the World Anti-Doping Agency's first Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, Alberta. A law firm found no evidence that WADA members bullied Scott, though it concluded that one member’s comments to her “could be viewed as aggressive, harsh or disrespectful.” WADA released a 58-page report Wednesday night, May 15, 2019, that was conducted to determine whether Scott, the Canadian Olympic champion, was bullied at a contentious meeting last September when officials lifted the suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency over her protest. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 15, 2019 - 10:56 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Witnesses saw tears in Beckie Scott's eyes following a meeting in which one man called her attitude "victimistic" and another questioned whether the athletes' committee she led even needed to exist. In the end, investigators looking into the meeting that left Scott "angry," ''close...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Poland's Sports Minister Witold Banka who is running to be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, speaks during an interview in Warsaw, Poland. Banka was selected as the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Banka is expected to be rubber-stamped into his position at WADA's meeting in November and will take over next year. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
May 14, 2019 - 2:32 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — There was one key problem with the most high-profile candidate in the race to become the new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency: Her name wasn't on the ballot. A group of government representatives chose Polish sports minister Witold Banka to be WADA's next president Tuesday...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Beckie Scott speaks at a news conference following the World Anti-Doping Agency's first Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, Alberta. Scott is about to learn the results of an investigation into her claims she was bullied by members of the World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee. One thing that investigation will lack, however, is an interview with Scott herself. Scott has declined to cooperate with the investigators over what her lawyers describe as a litany of missteps, broken rules and glossed-over protocols that tainted the probe from the start. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 13, 2019 - 11:23 am
Along her journey in the fight for clean sports, Beckie Scott has been cheated, harassed, bullied and brushed aside. The next step on that journey will conclude when the results of an investigation that stemmed from her most-recent experience are revealed at the World Anti-Doping Agency meetings...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo, Grigory Dudko opens a door for journalists during a visit to Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia. The Moscow laboratory which was shut down in 2015 following doping cover-ups has quietly become a crucial part of the world's drug-testing system once again. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
May 03, 2019 - 2:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Moscow laboratory that was shut down in 2015 following doping cover-ups has quietly become a crucial part of the world's drug-testing system once again. Under an often-overlooked provision in anti-doping rules, the lab handled 1,763 blood samples last year from athletes, including...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 file photo shows the Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia. The World Anti-Doping Agency says it has gathered more than 2,500 samples from a Russian laboratory that can be used to potentially corroborate doping positives uncovered by an investigation into a massive government-directed program designed to win Olympic medals. WADA announced Tuesday, April 30, 2019 that it had retrieved 2,562 samples, split them into “A” and “B” collection bottles and shipped them to a lab outside of Russia for testing. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
April 30, 2019 - 4:35 pm
The World Anti-Doping Agency says it has gathered more than 2,200 samples from a Russian laboratory that can be used to potentially corroborate doping positives uncovered by an investigation into a massive government-directed program designed to win Olympic medals. Obtaining the samples, along with...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Beckie Scott speaks at a news conference following the World Anti-Doping Agency's first Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, Alberta. Scott is about to learn the results of an investigation into her claims she was bullied by members of the World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee. One thing that investigation will lack, however, is an interview with Scott herself. Scott has declined to cooperate with the investigators over what her lawyers describe as a litany of missteps, broken rules and glossed-over protocols that tainted the probe from the start. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 26, 2019 - 4:44 pm
Athletes' representative Beckie Scott will not participate in the inquiry over her bullying allegations against officials at the World Anti-Doping Agency, insisting WADA's rebooted effort to look into the matter lacks transparency and is "akin to a kangaroo court." Attorneys for Scott and U.S. Anti...
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FILE- In this file photo taken on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, Russia's Margarita Vasilyeva competes in the women's 10 km pursuit competition at the Biathlon World Cup event in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Russia previously used hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats for bending the rules to take banned substances but the country is now warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. More Russians are applying for Therapeutic Use Exemptions despite President Vladimir Putin saying in 2017 that the West was using them to game the system. Vasilyeva told state TV last month that despite having asthma, she refused to get permission to use an inhaler. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
April 12, 2019 - 4:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — After years of using hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats who bend the rules to take banned substances, Russia is warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in 2017 that the country's rivals were using Therapeutic Use...
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April 11, 2019 - 11:48 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to fine athletes who get caught doping, though the scheme may not be much of a deterrent for the country's top performers. The Russian parliament voted Thursday to impose a maximum fine of 50,000 rubles ($775) for any athlete caught taking banned substances. Russia has...
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