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2009-01-26 17:42:32

Italian authorities said cyclist Leonardo Piepoli has been banned from the sport for two years after using drugs during last year's Tour de France. The country's anti-doping tribunal said blood samples taken July 4 and 15 established that Piepoli, 37, had been using Mircera, a banned drug that boosts

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2009-01-11 12:58:06

Baseball sanctioned about 8 percent of its players to take medication for ADHD last season, which permits them to procure otherwise prohibited stimulants.

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2009-01-09 07:25:00

Scientists in Germany have developed a test that can identify a new type of drug that could be misused by athletes looking to gain an advantage over their competition.

2008-12-24 14:14:21

Vikings defensive tackles Kevin and Pat Williams used a diuretic to make their earmarked weight, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. In Wednesday's editions, the newspaper reported both players had $400,000 in incentive bonuses in their contracts if they met, or were below, a specific weight during several weigh-ins throughout the season. It added that the letter states both players are subject to receive bonuses if they met or were below a specific weight 11 times during the year -- eight...

2008-12-11 07:36:10

The International Olympic Committee revoked the 2008 Olympic medals of two athletes and sanctioned a third athlete Thursday. Belarusians Vadim Devyatovskiy and Ivan Tsikhan, who placed second and third, respectively, in last summer's Olympic Games hammer throw competition, were ordered to return their medals.

2008-12-09 06:51:36

Several hundred samples taken during the Summer Olympics in Beijing will be tested for certain hormones next month, the International Olympic Committee said. The testing series will focus primarily on endurance events such as cycling, rowing, swimming and track and field, the IOC said in a release Tuesday.

2008-12-08 10:06:00

Participation in Anti-Doping Science Institute's New Program Continues to Demonstrate Garmin-Slipstream's Dedication to Anti-Doping and Ethical Sporting BOULDER, Colo., Dec.

2008-11-23 12:10:00

The World Anti-Doping Agency has begun studies at two U.S.


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