Doping scandal

Godolphin hopes Dawn Approach can offer respite from doping scandal

Horse trainer of the leading Godolphin stable Mahmood Al Zarooni (C) is followed by reporters as he leaves a disciplinary hearing at the British Horseracing Authority. Photo: AFP

Today's 2,000 Guineas, the first English classic of the 2013 season, takes place against the backdrop of the most damaging doping scandal in British racing history.

Saturday, 4 May, 2013, 4:49am

US government to join lawsuit against Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong. Photo: AP

The US government decided on Friday to join a doping lawsuit filed by one of Lance Armstrong’s former teammates alleging that the disgraced cycling champion defrauded government sponsors.

23 Feb 2013 - 2:25am

US prosecutors have no plans to charge Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong. Photo: Reuters

US Attorney Andre Birotte, who led a federal investigation into the disgraced rider, did not definitively rule out action, but said Armstrong's public admission had not yet changed the decision not to prosecute.

7 Feb 2013 - 3:29am

Sports medicine expert says cyclist Wong excuse 'cannot be true'

Steven Wong

Wong, who won a BMX gold medal at the Asian Games in 2010 before switching to professional road racing with the Champion System team, tested positive last April for exogenous steroids (also known as anabolic steroids) and was subsequently banned by the International Cycling Union.

30 Jan 2013 - 3:44am

Usada chief Travis Tygart accuses Lance Armstrong of lying to Oprah

Usada chief Travis Tygart says Armstrong lied again. Photo: AP

Travis Tygart said in an excerpt of an interview with the CBS network that Armstrong failed to tell Winfrey the truth about several key points over doping - including a claim that he raced drug-free in his comebacks in 2009 and 2010.

27 Jan 2013 - 4:44am

Left field: Wong makes us all look like dopes

Asian Games gold medallist Steven Wong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong had its own "Lance Armstrong" case this past week when it emerged that Asian Games gold medallist Steven Wong had tested positive for drugs and had been banned for two years by the international governing body of cycling.

27 Jan 2013 - 4:44am

Lance Armstrong's lifetime ban is well-deserved

Lance Armstrong in the interview by Oprah Winfrey. Photo: Reuters

Again and again, cyclist Lance Armstrong lied. Race after race, he cheated, using drugs to win his sport's greatest accolades and riches. He bullied those who came after him, suing those who made accusations, using his influence to silence and even banish opponents. His story of untruths and deception has now been revealed; he must never be allowed to compete again.

21 Jan 2013 - 3:35am

Lance Armstrong doping confession fails to satisfy critics

Lance Armstrong. Photo: Reuters

The formerly defiant Lance Armstrong once said, "As long as I live, I will deny ever doping," but sitting face to face with Oprah Winfrey in an interview broadcast on Thursday, he reversed course.

19 Jan 2013 - 4:37am

Who said it?

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying

We cannot let this policy go on indefinitely because we will soon run out of land

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on the policy of giving land for houses to male villagers


I have no problem with the palace being flooded. The most important thing is the people are protected  

19 Jan 2013 - 2:08am

Lance Armstrong's addiction to winning the worst offence

Cyclist Lance Armstrong is interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in Austin, Texas. Photo: Reuters

I have won many rowing races in my life. And I have lost many races. My name is on the same trophy as some of the rowing greats of my generation. And I have also lost to a ham sandwich. A team I once raced had only seven men to fill an eight-man boat. So, as a joke, the team put a ham sandwich in the empty seat, which corresponded to mine. And we still lost.

19 Jan 2013 - 4:28am 3 comments

Disgraced Lance Armstrong ready for Oprah TV grilling

Lance Armstrong. Photo: Reuters

As days of preparations dwindled to hours before his blockbuster interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong went out for a training run and then retreated behind the stone walls of his compound in Austin, Texas to huddle with a handful of close advisers.

15 Jan 2013 - 3:35am

Doping admission could mean prison for Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong could lose much more than his already ravaged reputation if he confesses to doping during a television interview with Oprah Winfrey - he could end up in jail.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:57am

Short Sport, January 12, 2013

PCB chief Zaka Ashraf

Lane to run his 33rd China Coast Marathon

12 Jan 2013 - 3:19am

Wada proposes doubling bans in wake of Lance Armstrong doping scandal

John Fahey

The World Anti-Doping Agency has sought to redefine its role as a sports watchdog in the wake of allegations of a doping conspiracy involving cyclist Lance Armstrong and has proposed doubling bans for athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs.

21 Nov 2012 - 1:01am

Skins clothing firm to sue UCI in wake of Lance Armstrong doping scandal

Australian clothing firm Skins has threatened to sue cycling's world governing body for US$2 million, alleging it harmed the company's image by failing to crack down on doping and run a clean sport.

6 Nov 2012 - 2:46am