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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Armstrong gone, time to vanquish doping in all sports

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... who knew of and covered up the cheating also have to be harshly dealt with. Some have already come forward. The US Anti-Doping Agency's 1,000-page report released on October 10 is based on their testimony. They admitted that doping was necessary to compete at the highest level in cycling during the Armstrong years. None of the dozens of tests he took ever came back positive, although many ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    France 'protected' Armstrong from a 2005 police anti-doping raid

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies Lawyer says police abandoned a doping raid on the American star's hotel at the 2005 Tour because his team were warned about it Armstrong 'protected in France' Lance Armstrong, branded a drug cheat and banned from cycling by the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada), narrowly escaped a police raid on his hotel during the 2005 Tour de France because he was being ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    With all this doping, I no longer know what cheating means

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... for 50 games. Ironically, he did something almost unheard of in our era of doped-up athletes and admitted his guilt- "I did it and I will serve my 50 games now". If only ... looking to get paid in baseball have done it over the years. Victor Conte, the man behind the Balco drugs scandal, is the godfather of modern doping. At the London Olympics he estimated that 60 ...

  4. Sevens world found totally free of doping

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The world of sevens is as clean as a whistle, with a stringent anti-doping programme revealing zero positive cases. The IRB undertook 1,714 tests, 587 ... eight doping violations, less than half a per cent of the total tested, and none of them was in sevens. Trevor Gregory (pictured), chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, said: 'It ...

  5. Badminton doping case is revisited

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Zhou Mi, badminton's former No 1 in the world, is expected to appear at a press conference today as she renews efforts to clear her name from a two-year doping suspension. The Badminton World Federation imposed the ban 14 months ago after traces of the steroid Clenbuterol were found in her system during a routine dope test in June last ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Stewards reject doping link to betting sting

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Jockey Club stewards have dismissed any link between Shahjee's ketamine positive and the massive betting move that preceded his victory in March. The three-year-old was smashed on Derby Day from odds of more than 7-1 to less than 3-1, bef ...

  8. Mainland says criticism of testing policy unfair

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing Pressuring China to drastically increase the number of dope tests is unfair, say top mainland anti-doping officials. Jiang Zhixue, deputy chief of the science ... was responding to World Anti Doping Agency president Dick Pound's recent criticism that China was not doing enough testing. Pound, who is scheduled to visit Beijing from September 25-28, publicly ...

  9. Anti-doping drive to go on past 2008

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson and Martin Zhou in Beijing China will extend its recently announced five-month anti-doping sweep into next year's Olympics Games and beyond, a top official said. Yan ... of the mainland's and the world's sports scene. 'We are determined to ensure a fair sporting environment for the Olympic competitions,' said Yan. 'Plus, we will make anti-doping ...

  10. Six-week Jockey Club inquiry finds no evidence of doping

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Hong Kong Jockey Club has completed an inquiry into suggestions of doping by trainers and concluded the local scene remains drug free. The inquiries began on March 2 after the contents of a confidential meeting between the club and a number of trainers were leaked to local Chinese media, spiced up with innuendo that clearly pointed to Tony Cruz. Jockey Club executive ...




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