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  1. On the hunt for dopers like never before

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... surfaced over growing illicit drug abuse among provincial or lower level sports activities. Zhao dismissed most of the allegations, but admitted to the legitimacy of grass-root worries. 'We ... China is going all out to wipe out the drug stigma of yesteryear. Martin Zhou reports Against Beijing's upwardly mobile skyline, the newly finished three-storey building sitting 2km ...

  2. Drugs again blacken the name of sport

    Posted Jul 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Another Tour de France is over and drugs have again tainted the world's most prestigious cycling event. So bad have been the scandals this year that there have been suggestions ... the controversy of last year. The winner, American Floyd Landis, is still fighting to retain his title after failing a drug test. That, and similar such embarrassments in previous years, had given race ...

  3. Guilty by association

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... the control of coaches and officials. But it wasn't these decisive measures that turned China- in one fell swoop of the policymaker's pen- from notorious drug-abusing sports power ...

  4. Homeless footballers playing in Paris

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... was spending HK$200 every day for a hit. His wake-up call came when he was 22 and police arrested him for possession of drugs. His health had deteriorated from years of drug abuse, which had caused ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Eight young Hongkongers have swapped a life of drug addiction for soccer shirts and the chance to represent their home town at the Homeless World Cup, which ...

  5. High price of gold

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as diuretics, bicarbonate of soda and giving a clean urine sample by catheter to avoid being caught. It's obvious that drug abuse in sport has become incredibly sophisticated. And athletes rarely ... Laura Chaudhry Once again, drugs have dominated headlines in the lead-up to the Olympics. Not that the use of drugs in sport is exactly new. As far back as the ancient Olympic Games ...

  6. 100 Days To Go

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... using illegal performance-enhancing drugs between now and the Games would be banned for life, regardless of whether it's a first offence. The sports authorities then placed a guilt-by-association 'one athlete caught doping, all caught doping' clause in the policy. This means, for example, if a javelin thrower is found to be abusing drugs, he will be banned for life- ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - SPORTS DIGEST

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    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Reporter Vaughters admits drug use during cycling career Garmin team chief Jonathan Vaughters, 39, admitted doping during his professional cycling career and called for stronger legislation. ...

  8. Chinese teen star's splash causing ripple effects

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... awash with claims, counterclaims and flat denials over the use of drugs propel the young star through the water like no woman before her, Ye- seemingly unaffected by the furore- smashed ... and 'disturbing', despite her drug tests coming back clean and the International Olympic Committee stepping in to defend her. In Sino-academic and political circles, the reaction to Ye's prowess has ...

  9. Other cases

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jessica Hardy The American swimmer tested positive during the United States Olympic trials in 2008 and received a one-year ban. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) tried to extend the ban to two years, but lost in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). ...

  10. Citizen stars penalised for referee abuse

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Two Citizen players have been handed bans by the Football Association for abusing the referee during their 3-2 Senior Shield quarter-finals defeat to Pegasus on Boxing Day. Xu Dashuai and Fung Kai-hong were banned for five and six matches respectively. Both helped Hong Kong capture the gold medal at last month's East Asian Games. 'Both are key members so we ...




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