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  1. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Prime minister says Jamaica standing by athletes

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 10:52am by Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica

    ... Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica Jamaica’s leader says the Caribbean country is standing by its athletes after two of the island’s marquee sprinters and three others tested positive ... national pride.” But she says Jamaican athletes “need to be far more vigilant” about taking supplements which could possibly contain prohibited substances. Former 100-meter world-record holder ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Six new doping cases revealed by IAAF

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 02:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris The International Athletics Federation (IAAF) on Friday announced that a re-testing of samples from the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki has revealed six new cases of doping. “The six adverse findings involving Andrei Mikhnevich, Ivan Tsikhan, Vadim Devyatovskiy, Tatyana Kotova, Nazdeya Ostapchuk and Olga Kuzenkova have resulted ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Athletes stripped of medals for doping at 2004 Olympic Games

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... name will be revealed later by the IOC because of a delay in the procedure of the athlete's test. Since the Athens Games, all dope tests taken at the Olympics have been stored in a large ...

  4. Banned for athletes- and farmers

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Clenbuterol is used for chronic breathing disorders such as asthma. It is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned substance list because it can stimulate the beta-2 receptors, which in turn help an athlete to build muscle by allowing the body to release and burn more stored fat. This is why it's used by livestock farmers to enhance lean pork. The most ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - CYCLING

    'Careless action' that may have cost cyclist Steven Wong everything

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KINWA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Rider insists skin cream caused positive test, as star Lee says athletes need to be more careful 'Careless action' may have cost Wong everything ... as a professional athlete because I just basically used it and didn't consult the team doctor or any other resources. Now I am carrying the consequences myself." London Olympic Games bronze ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    IOC to re-test samples from Turin Winter Olympics

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... kept every sample given by top athletes since the 2004 Games in Athens in a huge freezer at its anti-doping laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland, in the hope that previously undetected doping ... three other athletes whose blood levels indicated traces of the erythropoietin Cera, which at the time had just come on to the market and a test for which was only finalised during the Games. ...

  7. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a world-class athlete, who has toured the world in the past two decades, first representing China and now Hong Kong, could have so foolishly put her faith in the recommendation of a pharmacist. You could forgive a raw, up-and-coming teenage athlete for making such a blunder. But Zhou? You would expect the former world number one to be more street-wise about the pitfalls of taking ...

  8. Chinese teen star's splash causing ripple effects

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of alchemy. The world has in the past few days been introduced to the spectre of epigenetics, or gene doping in sports. Sports scientists have identified about 100 genes in an athlete's body that can be genetically modified to improve performance. Athletes and their coaches are also well aware of the developing science and there is firm belief in the sports science community ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Lance Armstrong considering drug confession, reports claim

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Report claims Texan stripped of his Tour de France titles may admit to doping to help his charity and enable him to compete as athlete again Armstrong ... cycling career in an effort to restore his credibility so he can become a competitive athlete again, the newspaper reported. The Times did not name its sources but cited "several people ...

  10. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in Beijing. 'I have become very cynical,' admits Chang. 'Next month, we will be watching all the action from Beijing, but how sure are we the athletes are not on drugs. Just look at Marion Jones.' Let's make it clear. Chang is not worried about Hong Kong's 35-strong athletic contingent being high on anabolic steroids. He says local athletes ...




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