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  1. Hong Kong escalates war on doping

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa New $3 million body to help athletes 'fight temptation' Hong Kong sport will join the war on performance-enhancing drugs when an anti-doping agency is put in place next April at an estimated cost of $3 million per year. The agency will be run by an independent committee, which will formulate policy as well as implement doping control measures in the city. ...

  2. Gene doping- four of the obvious methods

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... Peter Goff Gene doping involves inserting genes into an athlete's cells that stimulate the production of certain genes which are thought to enhance performance. Here are four of the obvious methods. Myostatin blocking Myostatin is the body's way of regulating and controlling muscle growth. A gene that blocks the production of myostatin would encourage muscles to grow. ...

  3. Takeover Target in doping drama

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Tests show Hong Kong Sprint favourite carrying traces of steroid The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint was thrown into disarray yesterday as the Takeover Target dream disintegrated and the spectre of steroids loomed over the short-course showpie ...

  4. 831 days to go

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... Fifa: the good, the bad and the ugly... Olympic officials complain about Blatter's utter arrogance over the doping issue, writes Peter Goff It might be the beautiful game, ... 'utter arrogance' towards the Olympic family, one IOC member ranted recently in a Beijing hotel bar. The two organisations have issues- the latest being over doping and football's ...

  5. Down to business

    Posted Jun 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I should find out who is going to help me defend my title.' Xiang's coach, Wang Dexian, has been banned for life for a second violation of the anti-doping code after another athlete Sun Yingjie failed a dope test. ...


    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... in the league. Wheelchair tennis player returns positive dope test An Israeli wheelchair tennis player has been suspended for one month after testing positive for a banned substance at the US Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships. Ilanit Fridman tested positive for terbutaline, a drug used to treat asthma. A tribunal ruled that she committed a doping offence, but found no intent on her part ...

  7. Olympic Briefs

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... for the Beijing Games for some time now and have expressed their hopes of reaching agreement though a final decision has yet to be made on the contentious issue. Doping keeps baseball on the bench Baseball needs to tackle rampant doping if the sport wants to be reinstated on the Olympic programme, the IOC said this week. Last year baseball and softball were scratched from the 2012 Games ...

  8. 887 days to go

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... it is very difficult to gauge how many of the medal-winning performances over the years have been enhanced by doping. Certainly in the 1990s there were strong indications that a systematic drug ... the problem has clearly not fully gone away, as evidenced by last October's National Games where 27 drug cheats were identified. Doping is of course a worldwide problem and athletes from every ...

  9. Jockey Brown stood down after positive drugs test

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Australian jockey Corey Brown has been stood down indefinitely from riding races after returning a positive to a banned substance. Brown was originally selected at random for testing prior to the Happy Valley meeting last Wednesday but was una ...

  10. Banned Sun makes Olympic vow

    Posted Jan 14th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... a dope test at the National Games. Her coach Wang Dexian has been banned for life for a second violation of the anti-doping code, the Chinese Athletics Association confirmed yesterday. ... medal at the Beijing games, will be banned until October 2007. Wang was slapped with a life ban as he had a previous involvement in a doping case dating back to 1995, when one of his athletes, ...




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