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Real Madrid deny Ramos doping breach allegations

According to a German magazine, Ramos failed to declare he had taken dexamethasone ahead of a match

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November 24, 2018


Ahmed Shehzad to play in PSL 2019

He has been placed in the Gold category

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October 11, 2018


Whistleblower warns anti-doping agency of ‘catastrophe’ if Russia ban eased

WADA revealed last week that its compliance committee had recommended lifting its three-year ban after receiving assurances from Russia

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September 19, 2018


Russia’s Denis Cheryshev cleared of wrongdoing by anti-doping agency

Aa anti-doping agency in Spain found no evidence of Cheryshev using a banned substance

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September 14, 2018


Russian World Cup hero Denis Cheryshev in doping probe

The use of growth hormones is considered doping and is punishable with a ban

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September 13, 2018


UEFA increases Nasri doping ban from six to 18 months

UEFA extended former France international Samir Nasri’s doping ban from six to 18 months on Wednesday over the intravenous drip treatment he received at a Los Angeles clinic in 2016.

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August 2, 2018


IAAF maintains ban on Russia over widespread doping

Russia’s ban from international athletics over widespread doping has been maintained by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

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July 28, 2018


Miandad criticises Shehzad for failing dope test

Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad came under heavy criticism from legend cricketer Javed Miandad for failing his dope test. The former cricketer, in an interview to SAMAA TV, said that they team does not comprise of Under-19 and Under-15 cricketers that don’t know what medicines they are taking. “They have been playing cricket from the start…

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June 21, 2018


Five Pakistani cricketers who were suspended for doping

There is a long history of drug abuse in cricket and many cricketers, such as Shane Warne, Ian Botham and others, have been suspended for using drugs to enhance their skills. Here are five Pakistani cricketers who were suspended by the ICC for using drugs. Shoaib Akhtar The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) banned the “Rawalpindi…

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June 21, 2018


Two Indian athletes disqualified from Commonwealth Games 2018

GOLD COAST: Two Indian athletes were kicked out of the Commonwealth Games on Friday after syringes were found in their accommodation, a breach of tournament rules. Triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race-walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi were stripped of their accreditation and ordered to take the first available flight home, Games president Louise Martin said. A…

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April 13, 2018


Sports court lifts life bans of 28 Russians accused of doping

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday lifted life bans on 28 of the 43 Russians accused of doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, meaning some could still compete at this month’s Pyeongchang Games. Sport’s top court ruled there was “insufficient” evidence that the athletes had benefited from a system of…

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February 1, 2018


India suspends Yusuf Pathan for five months after dope test

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday suspended former international all-rounder Yusuf Pathan for five months for taking a banned stimulant. The ban on the 35-year-old, who last represented India in 2012, was backdated so that it ends on January 14. The Board of Control for Cricket in India said the explosive batsman was routinely tested during…

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January 9, 2018


WATCH: Maria Sharapova makes grand comeback

Former world number one Maria Sharapova made a winning comeback to the tour on Wednesday following her 15-month doping ban, beating Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.

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April 27, 2017


Spinner Raza Hasan to make comeback

LAHORE: Pakistani spinner Raza Hasan, who was banned from all forms of cricket over doping, is set to make his comeback after completing his punishment, Samaa reported. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had carried out dope tests during in 2015 in Karachi. Hasan was handed a two-year ban after being tested positive for the use of…

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April 6, 2017


Paralympics: Russia files Rio ban appeal

MOSCOW: Russia’s Paralympic Committee on Monday announced it has filed an appeal against the decision to ban the country from the Rio Paralympic Games over evidence of state-sponsored doping. A statement by the committee said that it had “sent an appeal on August 15 to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)”. A hearing has…

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August 15, 2016


Olympics: IOC decides against blanket doping ban for Russia

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee on Sunday ordered individual sports federations to decide whether Russian competitors should take part in the Rio Games after failing to agree on a complete ban over Russia’s state-run doping. The IOC executive decided that any Russian athlete wanting to go to Rio, where the Games start on August 5,…

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July 24, 2016


Sharapova appeals two-year doping ban to CAS

LAUSANNE: Russian superstar Maria Sharapova has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against her two-year doping ban, CAS confirmed on Tuesday. The 29-year-old tested positive for the controversial banned medication meldonium during January’s Australian Open. The ban, announced by the International Tennis Federation last week, is backdated to January 26 this year, when…

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June 14, 2016


Tennis: Maria Sharapova factfile

LONDON: Factfile on Maria Sharapova, who was banned for two years on Wednesday for doping: Name: Maria Sharapova Residence: Bradenton, Florida, USA Date of Birth: April 19, 1987 Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88m) Weight: 130 lbs. (59kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro (April 19, 2001) Career earnings: $36,766,149 Official website: Twitter:…

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June 8, 2016


IOC targets Olympic medallists in doping retests

LAUSANNE: Olympic medallists from the Beijing and London Games will be targeted as a priority as the reanalysis of old samples is reinforced, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday. The IOC also said its budget for anti-doping tests is being doubled to $500,000 (447,000 euros) between now and August’s Olympics in Rio. “The re-analysis…

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June 2, 2016


Thirty-one new doping cases from Beijing risk ban – IOC

LAUSANNE: Up to 31 athletes from 12 countries could be banned from the Rio Olympics for doping after new tests on samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said. The 31 were caught in new tests on 454 Beijing samples using “the very latest scientific analysis methods,” the International Olympic Committee…

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May 18, 2016


ICC drop Perera doping case over botched analysis

DUBAI: Cricket’s world body has withdrawn a doping case against Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Kusal Perera and expressed regret after admitting that the analysis of his sample was botched. The International Cricket Council said it was seeking an urgent explanation from the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Qatar laboratory which tested Perera’s sample. Perera, 25, is…

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May 12, 2016