World Anti-Doping Agency

Anti-doping chief blasts 'stone-walling' Jamaicans

Asafa Powell, who held the world record in the 100m until Usain Bolt lowered it in 2008, tested positive for a stimulant in June. Photo: AFP

World Anti-Doping Agency chief John Fahey has slammed Jamaican authorities for failing to accommodate an independent audit of their anti-doping regime until next year.

Tuesday, 22 October, 2013, 10:05am

Presidential race just one hot IOC issue

The candidates of International Olympic Committee president, from left: Thomas Bach of Germany, Ng Ser Miang of Singapore, Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico, C.K. Wu of Taiwan, Sergei Bubka of Ukraine and Denis Oswald of Switzerland. Photo: AP

Four of the six candidates vying to succeed Rogge as International Olympic Committee president were sitting around the same conference table. The two other contenders were down the hall in the same convention centre in St Petersburg, Russia, mixing with the delegates.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Anti-doping chief names China as key drugs supplier

Wada president John Fahey

China remains the "major source of supply" for illegal performance-enhancing drugs, according to World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) president John Fahey. His comments came after Wada director-general David Howman said on Tuesday that "99 per cent of illegal substances come from China".

14 Feb 2013 - 5:14am

UCI disbands independent Armstrong commission

International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid. Photo: Reuters

The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on Monday it had disbanded the independent commission it had set up to investigate alleged involvement by the global governing body in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Sport Digest, December 23, 2012

Kwok Kin-pong

Spain's anti-doping body mixed samples

23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

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

'Everybody doped' in Armstrong era: Wada

President of World Anti-Doping Agency John Fahey. Photo: Reuters

World Anti-Doping Agency chief John Fahey says "everybody doped" in cycling during the Lance Armstrong era and the sport's administrators should take some responsbility.

"There was a period of time in which the culture of cycling was that everybody doped. There is no doubt about that. The administrators have to take some responsibility for that," the Australian told ABC radio.

24 Oct 2012 - 2:32am

World Anti-Doping Agency ‘encouraged’ by UCI Armstrong ruling

The US Anti-Doping Agency branded seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong the central figure in a sophisticated, systematic doping scheme. Photo: AFP

Cycling’s decision on Monday to cast out Lance Armstrong left World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) chief John Fahey “encouraged” that sport’s biggest doping scandal was drawing to “a correct conclusion”.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Dutch bank pulls out of cycling sponsorship

Rabobank rider Carlos Barredo of Spain. Photo: AP

Dutch bank Rabobank is ending its sponsorship of professional cycling following publication of the US Anti-Doping Agency’s explosive report into Lance Armstrong.

19 Oct 2012 - 8:20pm

Cycling Australia VP Stephen Hodge quits over doping past

Cycling Australia vice president Stephen Hodge. Photo: AFP

Cycling Australia has been rocked by another doping revelation in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal, with vice president Stephen Hodge quitting on Friday after admitting to doping during his time as a professional rider.

“During a stage of my career as a professional cyclist I took performance enhancing drugs – a decision I am not proud of,” Hodge wrote in a letter to CA.

19 Oct 2012 - 3:22pm

WADA chief considers drug cheat amnesty

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President John Fahey. Photo: Reuters

The chief of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Friday said he is considering an across-the-board amnesty for drug cheating athletes in the wake of the revelations involving cyclist Lance Armstrong.

19 Oct 2012 - 3:05pm

Former anti-doping boss claims cycling union 'turned a blind eye'

Dick Pound

The International Cycling Union likely turned a blind eye to alleged doping by Lance Armstrong and others, the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency has suggested.

Dick Pound said he complained for years to the UCI that the seven-time Tour de France winner and other cyclists were given advance notice of their drug tests and then allowed to go off unsupervised.

15 Oct 2012 - 3:23am

Led to the slaughter?

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador says he fell victim to it. So does Hong Kong's badminton star Zhou Mi. A judo team in Tianjin raises its own pigs to ensure they are not contaminated. Even the Hong Kong Sports Institute has banned the serving of pig offal to its elite athletes.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Banned for athletes - and farmers

Clenbuterol is used for chronic breathing disorders such as asthma.

It is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned substance list because it can stimulate the beta-2 receptors, which in turn help an athlete to build muscle by allowing the body to release and burn more stored fat.

This is why it's used by livestock farmers to enhance lean pork.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

IOC vows to catch athletes using new, undetectable drugs

Whether it's today, at next year's Beijing Olympics or sometime in the future, dopers will be caught.

17 Nov 2007 - 12:00am