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  1. Praise for China over walker's ban

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... for its get-tough approach towards dope cheats ahead of the Olympics. Race walker Song Hongjuan escaped a lifetime banishment because she has not made the Olympic cut and instead was handed a four-year ban after failing a dope test in February. 'This is a harsh ban for a first offence by someone who was not going to represent the national side at the Games,' said Chris Butler, ...

  2. Dope pushers snared in crackdown

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... doping in China,' said Wu. The mainland is eager to change the nation's reputation as a country that mass-produces drug cheats ahead of the August event. The big sweep is also sending ... become more and more aggressive against anti-doping, especially since the second half of last year.' One company in Jiangxi province traded approximately 1 million yuan (HK$1.13 million) ...

  3. Dope pushers snared in mainland crackdown

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... company was jailed for seven years. 'We are determined to use the opportunity of the Olympic Games to reduce doping in China,' said Wu. The mainland is eager to change the nation's ... and the 'person responsible' imprisoned for seven years. While the policy will likely draw praise from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), many online dope marketeers are still eluding the drug ...

  4. Assurances over food hard for teams to swallow

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... doping incident When swimming-medal prospect Ouyang Kunpeng was banned for life three weeks ago after testing positive for a steroid he is believed to have ingested innocently when he ate Chinese ... will be the biggest medal winner, as their religions forbid the eating of pork and their athletes will therefore pass the dope tests administered to catch cheats. Livestock raised for consumption ...

  5. Rogge praises legacy of Games

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... and few doping cases. He said his most poignant moment was the hug between silver medallist Natalia Paderina of Russia and bronze medallist Nino Salukvadze of Georgia on the medal podium after ...

  6. Successful Games mark achievement on all levels

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... an embodiment of our national system,' said Jia Yong, an official with the Chinese Paralympic delegation. The Paralympics had their share of controversy, from doping to medals being stripped ...

  7. Playing the numbers game

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... plus whispers about rampant doping and stories of cruel and callous coaches. But despite the negatives, there is no doubting the controversial methods get results. The ultimate proof will come ...

  8. Dodging buses and lost taxi drivers is far more exciting than softball

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... and, we all hope, dope-free. Essentially- crucially- they have to hold their nerve in front of the masses. Thankfully, the opening-day jitters were soon calmed by the time the free afternoon ...



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