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25 Nov
Since 2016, Colombian cyclists have topped the podiums in the French, Spanish and Italian tours. Yet these successes hide a dark secret: a doping problem. Along with Costa Rica and Italy, Colombia has the highest number of cyclists sanctioned for taking performance-enhancing drugs.
13 Feb 2022
We look at a Russian doping scandal involving a budding ice skating champion at the Winter Olympics. Also in Russia, a teenager is sentenced to prison for trying to blow up the Russian intelligence agency in a video game. Plus, a woman says the viral word game Wordle saved her from a terrifying home invasion and finally, we bring you the darling of the US Olympic curling team!
2 Aug 2021
Nigerian sprinter and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medallist Blessing Okagbare on Saturday (July 31) was provisionally suspended after testing positive for human growth hormone before the Tokyo Olympics, the Athletics Integrity Unit said in a statement.
28 Feb 2020
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29 Jun 2019
Popeye guzzled spinach to get his superhuman strength. But the plant's power-boosting properties aren't just fiction. German scientists say spinach has a steroid-like chemical that should be added to the doping list.
6 Mar 2019
Five cross-country skiers have been provisionally suspended after admitting they doped to Austrian authorities. They were arrested earlier this week as part of a larger investigation into a criminal doping network.
11 Dec 2017
Three more Russian athletes -- champion biathlete Olga Zaytseva and cross country skiers Yulia Chekaleva and Anastasia Dotsenko - have appealed against their doping bans.
13 Mar 2017
The World Anti-Doping Agency says the Russian doping authorities needs to do "significant" work to get its suspension lifted.
1 Mar 2017
President Vladimir Putin says Russia never had a state-sponsored doping programme but has to admit that its anti-doping system failed.
16 Feb 2017
Jamaica's Nesta Carter is appealing after the IOC disqualified him from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games for doping violation.

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