Doping regulations

FILE - In this March 13, 2017, file photo, Craig Reedie, president of the world anti-doping agency (WADA), delivers his speech during the opening day of the 2017 WADA annual symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland. On Thursday, May 18, a bit over a year after The New York Times revealed the sordid specifics of a doping scandal that pervaded Russia’s Olympic team, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s governing board meets. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP, File)
May 18, 2017 - 2:12 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — After Olympic officials ignored their advice to suspend Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, World Anti-Doping Agency leaders are looking to fast-track new rules that could prevent a similar scenario for future games. WADA's foundation board approved a plan Thursday that could give...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017, file photo, Craig Reedie, president of the world anti-doping agency (WADA), delivers his speech during the opening day of the 2017 WADA annual symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland. On Thursday, May 18, a bit over a year after The New York Times revealed the sordid specifics of a doping scandal that pervaded Russia’s Olympic team, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s governing board meets. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP, File)
May 18, 2017 - 2:12 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — After Olympic officials ignored their advice to suspend Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, World Anti-Doping Agency leaders are looking to fast-track new rules that could prevent a similar scenario for future games. WADA's foundation board approved a plan Thursday that could give...
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May 18, 2017 - 10:28 am
MONTREAL (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has approved fast-tracking new rules that would allow for sanctions of national Olympic committees and international sports federations in much the same way athletes are penalized for violating anti-doping rules. WADA's foundation board voted on a plan...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017, file photo, Craig Reedie, president of the world anti-doping agency (WADA), delivers his speech during the opening day of the 2017 WADA annual symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland. On Thursday, May 18, a bit over a year after The New York Times revealed the sordid specifics of a doping scandal that pervaded Russia’s Olympic team, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s governing board meets. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP, File)
May 17, 2017 - 1:14 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — The lurid details — dark-of-night swapping of tainted urine samples with clean ones through a hole cut into the wall — have been confirmed by an independent investigator who delivered a 144-page report with the proof. The reaction of policymakers to the unprecedented level of anti-...
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Maria Sharapova of Russia wipes sweat form her face during a tennis match against Christina Mchale of the United States, at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, May 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 16, 2017 - 8:12 pm
PARIS (AP) — Maria Sharapova's popularity and past success did not earn her the wild-card invitation she needed to get into the French Open after serving a 15-month doping ban. "I'm very sorry for Maria, very sorry for her fans. They might be disappointed; she might be very disappointed," French...
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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns the ball to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, of Croatia, during the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 16, 2017 - 8:03 pm
The folks who run the sport of tennis do not have a hard-and-fast rule that would apply to Maria Sharapova and others in her shoes, something along the lines of: When returning from a drug suspension with a ranking too low to earn access to tournaments, a player is (or is not) entitled to wild-card...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017, file photo, Euless Trinity's Mack Beggs is consoled by coach Travis Clark after Beggs' opponent forfeited during the finals of the UIL Region 2-6A wrestling tournament at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. When Texas transgender wrestler Mack Beggs won a girls’ state championship, his victory drew jeers and complaints that his steroid therapy treatment had given him an unfair advantage against girls who risked injury just by getting on the mat with him, Now state lawmakers are pushing a bill that could deny Beggs, a Dallas area-junior, a chance to defend his title. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)
May 11, 2017 - 3:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When transgender wrestler Mack Beggs won a girls' state championship, his victory drew jeers and complaints that his steroid therapy treatment had given him an unfair advantage against girls who risked injury just by getting on the mat with him. Now Texas lawmakers are pushing...
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FILE - A Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, file photo showing Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, posing with Russian Olympic medal winners after Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Russian president told Olympic historian David Miller in an exclusive interview made available on Friday May 5, 2017, that his country has plenty of candidates capable of hosting the Summer Games, not just Moscow. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP)
May 05, 2017 - 9:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Olympic historian David Miller put several questions to Russian President Vladimir Putin related to both the Olympics and the country's doping situation. Miller then gave the transcript to The Associated Press for publication. Miller, who submitted the questions to Putin while on a...
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FILE - A Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 file photo of Russian President, Vladimir Putin, opening an alpine ski center that will be used in the 2014 Olympics at Krasnaya Polyana in the southern Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. The Russian president told Olympic historian David Miller in an exclusive interview made available on Friday May 5, 2017, that his country has plenty of candidates capable of hosting the Summer Games, not just Moscow. (Dmitry Astakhov/Pool Photo via AP)
May 05, 2017 - 9:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Russia seems to be gearing up for another Olympic bid, according to Vladimir Putin. The Russian president told Olympic historian David Miller in an exclusive interview that his country has plenty of candidates capable of hosting the Summer Games, not just Moscow. "Apart from the...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova blows a kiss after winning 7-5, 6-3 against Italy's Roberta Vinci at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. It was Sharapova's first match after a 15 months lasting doping ban. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 26, 2017 - 5:32 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova went through her familiar routine of waving to the crowd and blowing kisses after winning her first match on her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday. The five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 beat Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3...
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