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Fight Against Doping

World Briefs -- Fidel Castro Picks a Fight and Korean Insurers Pay for Olympic Success

August 30, 2008

Fidel Castro says promoters tricking athletes into defection and "European Chauvinism" may keep Cuba from winning more medals in 2012. (Getty Images)Castro Defends Athlete, Co...

Thousands Take WADA Test at Beijing Olympics

August 28, 2008

Athletes taking the quiz. (ATR)(ATR) Thousands of athletes came to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s outreach center in the Olympic Village, taking a quiz to win a version of a t...

Weightlifting Cleans up its Act

August 20, 2008

Sam Coffa, first vice president of the International Weightlifting Federation and Tamas Ajan, IWF President. (ATR)(ATR) International Weightlifting Federation officials tell A...

Press Release: IOC Statement in the case of Ms Fani Chalkia

August 18, 2008

The Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reached a decision in the case of an anti-doping rule violation committed by Ms Fani Chalkia. Samp...

IOC Bars Thanou from Beijing Olympics

August 10, 2008

The IOC Executive Board, led by Thomas Bach, said the IOC was within its rights to deny Katerina Thanou permission to compete in Beijing. (Getty Images) Saying th...

IOC Wants Open Internet Says Rogge in Beijing

August 02, 2008

Jacques Rogge says "there has been no deal whatsoever to accept restrictions" on internet access for journalists covering the Olympics in China. (ATR) (ATR) IOC President Jacq...

World Briefs -- Vancouver Publishes Games Schedule, Public Interest in Summer Olympics Declines

August 02, 2008

Ski Jump StartThe 2010 Winter Olympics begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Feb. 12, 2010 with ski The first 2010 medals will be won on the normal hill; both are alread...

U.S. Loses Men’s Relay Medals from Sydney Olympics

August 02, 2008

The medals will go back: the U.S. men’s 4X400 relay team in Sydney. Pettigrew is at the far left.(Getty)(ATR) The IOC is ordering the return of the gold medals won by the U.S....

Team Russia Loses Five Olympic Athletes, Counts Seven Doping Violations

July 31, 2008

Yelena Soboleva won the 1500m silver at the IAAF worlds in Osaka in 2007. (Getty Images)  (ATR) Seven top Russian athletes, five qualified for the Beijing Games, are barred fr...

Fight Against Doping--Thanou Ready to Fight, U.S. Ratifies Anti-Doping Treaty

July 23, 2008

Chicago 2016 chairman Pat Ryan says he’s pleased the Senate ratified the UNESCO treaty. (ATR)Thanou Ready to FightGreek sprinter Katerina Thanou says she will fight any attemp...

Dwain Chambers Ban from Olympics Upheld in London

July 18, 2008

Dwain Chambers may never compete in athletics again. (Getty Images)Dwain Chambers today lost his bid in the High Court to over-rule the British Olympic Association’s life ban ...

Major League Baseball Makes Pitch for Chicago, Tokyo for 2016 Olympics

July 16, 2008

Baseball faces stiff competition to regain a place on the 2016 Olympics. (Getty)(ATR) Should baseball regain a place on the Olympic program for 2016, a Major League Baseball e...