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Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 19 April, 2014


# doping - Friday 11 April, 2014

Armstrong provides names in written testimony

The testimony came in written answers to questions in a lawsuit that was settled in late 2013.

# doping - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Asafa Powell given 18-month doping ban, says punishment is ‘unjust and unfair’

The Jamaican sprint star tested positive for oxilophrine last year.

# doping - Sunday 30 March, 2014

A deadly own goal, doping at the World Cup and choke tackles; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also pieces on Six Nations ball carrying stats, El Clásico and the kind-hearted Hartlepool manager.

# doping - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Sports film of the week: The Armstrong Lie

The upcoming documentary, directed by Alex Gibney, takes a detailed look at the life of the disgraced cyclist.

# doping - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Lance Armstrong sent Paul Kimmage a Happy New Year tweet last night

The cyclist had his say after Kimmage responded to a fan question about a visit to Cork.

# doping - Thursday 19 December, 2013

‘No grounds for doping sanction’ against 1500m Olympic champ Alptekin

Turkish athletics say their 1500 metre Olympic champion did not violate any rules.

# doping - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

UCI launches doping case against Sky rider

Sky say Jonathan Tiernan-Locke’s violation concerns “a reading taken before he signed for this team.”

# doping - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Armstrong apologises to former nemesis Bassons

The disgraced cyclist has made peace with the anti-doping campaigner.

# doping - Friday 29 November, 2013

Web closing on drugs cheats as new test nets 260 positives

The improved tests did not reveal any further positive results for international cycling body UCI or world football governing body FIFA.

# doping - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

David Walsh’s Seven Deadly Sins wins Irish Sport Book of the Year

The Irish journalist and author has a new book out that follows Team Sky and Tour de France winner Chris Froome.

# doping - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Lance Armstrong reaches settlement in fraud case

The lawsuit brought by Acceptance Insurance sought repayment of $3 million “in undeserved and unearned pay.”

# doping - Thursday 14 November, 2013

WADA and UCI confirm cycling doping probe… including Lance Armstrong testimony

The disgraced former Tour kingpin will be invited to take part in the commission.

# doping - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Jamaica doping scandal ‘the tip of the iceberg’, says drug tester

A senior official in the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission believes it is widespread in sport.

# doping - Monday 11 November, 2013

Lance Armstrong offers co-operation if he’s treated equally

“If everyone gets the ‘death penalty’, then I’ll take the ‘death penalty.’”

# doping - Friday 8 November, 2013

Irish national champion hit with two-year ban after failing doping test

Tomas Rauktys, 28, tested positive after his wins at the Senior Track and Field Championships in July.

# doping - Saturday 2 November, 2013

‘You feel sick when you see things like that’ – O’Sullivan on the doping scourge

The Irish athlete told us that retrospective medal upgrades could never replace the stolen thrill of victory.

# doping - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Anti-doping team to investigate Jamaica despite ‘ludicrous’ delay attempts

Athletes, including Usain Bolt, could be banned from competition if Jamaica is found to be non-compliant.

# doping - Monday 14 October, 2013

World anti-doping bosses to open ‘extraordinary’ audit of Jamaican testing

WADA to investigate months at the beginning of 2012 where there was “no effective operation” by Jamaican authorities.

# doping - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Lance Armstrong ‘completely open’ about doping during relationship, says Sheryl Crow

All she wanted to do was have some fun, obviously.

# doping - Saturday 5 October, 2013

‘The Armstrong Lie’: a new film on the Lance Armstrong doping scandal

Alex Gibney’s documentary hits US cinemas next month.

# doping - Friday 4 October, 2013

Yankees star Alex Rodriguez sues MLB over doping probe

The filing alleges that baseball officials bought testimonies ‘to destroy the reputation and career’ of A Rod.

# doping - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Campbell-Brown gets off with warning for positive test — report

Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown tested positive for a diuretic in May.

# doping - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

IOC receives Lance Armstrong’s Olympic medal

The return of the medal marks “the end of a sad chapter for the sport,” they say.

# doping - Friday 27 September, 2013

McQuaid defeated in UCI presidential vote

Brian Cookson won today’s election 24-18 in Florence.

# doping - Monday 16 September, 2013

Chris Horner team defend doping test claims, threaten action

The newly-crowned Vuelta champion changed hotel to stay with his wife, they say.

# doping - Monday 9 September, 2013

Olympics bosses to Lance Armstrong: We’re still waiting to get our bronze medal back, buddy

IOC still working to recover Armstrong’s time-trial medal from the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

# doping - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Judge orders Lance Armstrong to answer doping questions

One insurer wants to know when Pat McQuaid first learned of Armstrong’s doping.

# doping - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Derval O’Rourke in line for medal upgrade as Yanit handed doping ban

Athletics Ireland contact European bosses to clarify the implications of Nevin Yanit’s two-year ban for Derval O’Rourke.

# doping - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

West Germany government cultivated culture of doping — study

A new study finds that anabolic steroids were being used by West German athletes — including runners, rowers, soccer players and cyclists — as early as 1960.

# doping - Sunday 4 August, 2013

A-Rod in crosshairs as MLB targets doping

The Yankees star looks set to face serious sanctions.

# doping - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Better late than never: Czech discus thrower finally awarded bronze from 2004 Olympics

‘This is the fulfillment of my dream as an athlete,’ says Vera Cechlova.

# doping - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Donal Óg Cusack warns against complacency in battle with doping in GAA

‘Education is the key. First of all what is legal and what is not,’ says the Corkman.

# doping - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Tennis world reeling as Serbian star banned for failing to provide blood sample

If you were thinking Viktor Troicki, you’re correct.

No, David Walsh doesn’t want to respond to Paul Kimmage’s criticism

Kimmage described parts of a recent article defending Chris Froome as “insulting.”

Bolt answers doping questions: ‘I was made to inspire people… I was given a gift’

The fastest man on the planet insists that fans have no reason to doubt him.

# doping - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Lance: Team ignored doping allegations and ‘got exactly what it bargained for’

“The government wanted a winner and all the publicity, exposure, and acclaim that goes along with being his sponsor.”

# doping - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Top three at 1998 Tour de France resorted to EPO, Le Monde reports

Marco Pantani, Jan Ullrich and Bobby Julich have been named in a French government report to be published tomorrow.

# doping - Sunday 21 July, 2013

From Chris to Cadel: The big winners and losers of the 100th Tour de France

It’s all over for another year, cycling fans.

Poll: Have drug scandals changed how you watch sport? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Have drug scandals changed how you watch sport?

Despite the Lance Armstrong revelations, viewership of this year’s Tour de France is up 50%

# doping - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Police raid Asafa Powell’s hotel room after positive drugs test

Italian authorities have seized a number of substances believed to be owned by the Jamaican sprinter.

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