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2 Aug
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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