Performance-Enhancing Drugs

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.

Wednesday, 21 November, 2012, 1:01am

'Time for zero tolerance on drugs'

Jockey Club chief issues clarion call after warning on widespread EPO use

Hong Kong's Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges yesterday issued a general call to arms to combat the use of drugs.

14 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Doctor's orders

As China prepares to host this summer's Olympic Games, the chief medical officer to the Hong Kong Olympic team says the world can expect rampant doping among Olympic athletes that will go largely undetected.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Anti-doping drive to go on past 2008

China will extend its recently announced five-month anti-doping sweep into next year's Olympics Games and beyond, a top official said.

Yan Jiangying, vice-director of the administration's policy and regulation department, said yesterday the crackdown would be extended to make a drug-free, level playing field a regular feature of the mainland's and the world's sports scene.

9 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Officials to crack down on pharmacies

Mainland authorities have mobilised a raft of government agencies ahead of next year's Beijing Games in an attempt to spare the country a re-run of past humiliations caused by doping.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Territory athletes put on herbal medicine alert

Hong Kong's Olympic athletes are under strict instructions to avoid taking medication without consulting medical staff.

Julian Chang, one of two doctors accompanying the Hong Kong team to Atlanta, said the biggest threat comes from herbal medicines, many of which contain performance-enhancing substances banned by the International Olympic Committee.

11 Jul 1996 - 12:00am