Doping

FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Beckie Scott, World Anti-Doping Agency athlete committee chairperson, speaks at a news conference following the agency's first Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, Alberta One of her proudest accomplishments was getting an athlete charter of rights approved and into the WADA code book. That happened Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, the last day of her term as chair. “My hope is that going forward, voices that challenge or dissent will be heard and taken into consideration rather than undermined or dismissed,” Scott said in her speech. “And my hope is that going forward, balance and independence will be restored to these tables, so that all interests and priorities here are aligned with equality of opportunity and fairness, rather than the business of sport.”. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
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November 08, 2019 - 2:58 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The only reason Beckie Scott's going-away speech to the World Anti-Doping Agency wasn't her finest moment was because of all that led up to it. Bruised, berated and criticized by some colleagues over a six-year tenure at the worldwide drug-fighting agency, the head of the...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Olivier Niggli, world anti-doping agency (WADA) Director General, delivers his speech during the opening day of the 2018 WADA annual symposium, at the Swiss Tech Convention Center, in Lausanne, Switzerland. A key American delegate at the World Anti-Doping Agency meetings lashed out at the agency’s director for using government money in an attempt to reshape U.S. legislation designed to fight drugs in sports. At the WADA board meeting Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, Kendel Ehrlich of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy seized on an Associated Press story from the previous day that described efforts by WADA and the International Olympic Committee to lobby for substantive changes to the Rodchenkov Act. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, File)
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November 07, 2019 - 4:52 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — A key American delegate at the World Anti-Doping Agency meetings lashed out at the agency's director for using government money in hopes of reshaping U.S. legislation designed to fight drugs in sports. At the WADA board meeting Thursday, Kendel Ehrlich of the U.S. Office of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Russia's sports minister Pavel Kolobkov attends a press conference in Moscow, Russia. Speeches by representatives from the U.S. and Russia delivered Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Poland, illustrated the wide gap in perceptions about the Russian doping scandal that has upended Olympic sports. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency head Travis Tygart said Russia can no longer be allowed to steal medals from clean athletes. A few minutes later, Kolobkov said Russia has paid the price for its misdeeds and should be welcomed back into the fold. Russia is under threat of missing the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
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November 07, 2019 - 11:38 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — For years, Russian leaders portrayed pursuit of the doping scandal that has paralyzed the country's Olympic aspirations as a mission driven by political interests in the West. On Thursday, fissures erupted between their own countrymen, ratcheting up the tension in advance of...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2019, file photo, Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency, attends the opening day of the 2019 WADA annual symposium at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. Because the International Olympic Committee provides half of WADA’s annual $34.6 million budget, its members hold six of the 12 seats on its executive board, which makes most of the key decisions. Reedie is an IOC member, soon to be replaced by Witold Banka, who also serves as Poland’s minister of sports.(Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, File)
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November 06, 2019 - 5:01 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Not long after a bill that would criminalize international doping conspiracies advanced in the U.S. Congress, world Olympic and anti-doping leaders made clear how they felt about the development. They started lobbying for changes in Washington. The International Olympic...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO KOLOBKOV INSTEAD OF KOLOBOV - FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Travis Tygart, the chief executive officer of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Speeches by representatives from the U.S. and Russia delivered Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Poland, illustrated the wide gap in perceptions about the Russian doping scandal that has upended Olympic sports. Tygart said Russia can no longer be allowed to steal medals from clean athletes. A few minutes later, Russian sports minister Pavel Kolobkov said Russia has paid the price for its misdeeds and should be welcomed back into the fold. Russia is under threat of missing the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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November 06, 2019 - 10:29 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The fight was about doping. The United States delivered haymakers. Russia came back with jabs. The proverbial blows were delivered Wednesday in a vast conference room in Poland during a pair of 3-minute speeches that cut through the tedium of an otherwise sleepy rule-making...
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Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) drives to the basket past Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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November 05, 2019 - 7:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said the team will support forward John Collins following his suspension for a positive drug test. Pierce insisted his first concern is helping Collins "get through this, not as a player but as a person," but the coach likewise acknowledged that Collins let...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, a Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings before the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Formed with good intentions, the World Anti-Doping Agency finds itself at a crossroads as it celebrates its 20th anniversary at a conference this week in Poland. It’s an agency riven with conflicts that have hindered its fight against drugs and exacerbated its 4-year-old struggle in the high-profile case against Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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November 05, 2019 - 2:49 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The idea made sense. Given the rampant amount of drug abuse in Olympic sports, the sports world needed a global watchdog. But who would pay for that sort of operation? The International Olympic Committee decided it would split the bill with governments. That's how the World...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Poland's Sports Minister Witold Banka gestures during an interview in Warsaw, Poland. The incoming leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency asked for more money. The International Olympic Committee said `yes.’ It was a fitting entrée for Banka, the incoming president of WADA who promised he would not tolerate cheating or manipulations, and that “the new future of anti-doping starts today.” Then, in an audacious pronouncement, he called upon sports leaders, governments and private companies to contribute to a cause he portrayed as massively underfunded. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
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November 05, 2019 - 7:39 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The incoming leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency asked for more money. The International Olympic Committee said "Yes." IOC president Thomas Bach pledged $10 million to fight doping in sports, half of which would go toward storing samples from pre-Olympics testing for 10...
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Track workers treat Mongolian Groom after the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Arcadia, Calif. The jockey eased him up near the eighth pole in the stretch. The on-call vet says he has "serious" injury to leg. Was taken to equine hospital on the grounds. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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November 03, 2019 - 7:09 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita came within 220 yards of staging a safe weekend of championship racing. It all came down to the $6 million Classic in front of nearly 70,000 fans and a prime-time television audience. The 11-horse field thundered out of the final turn, with...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels say they do not know whether a longtime public relations official had been providing drugs to late pitcher Skaggs, as detailed in a report on ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Eric Kay, a 24-year employee of the Angels' PR department, told the Drug Enforcement Agency he had provided opioids to Skaggs and used them with the pitcher for years, according to the ESPN report Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Kay reportedly watched as Skaggs snorted three lines of crushed pills in his hotel room in Texas, on the night before he was found dead. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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October 23, 2019 - 8:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players' union are optimistic talks are progressing on testing for opioids following the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. "The dialogue in this has been really positive with the players association, a lot of common ground on addressing...
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