Alex Rodriguez’s doping suspension was cut to 162 games from 211 by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz on Saturday, a decision the New York Yankees third baseman vowed to fight in federal court.
Former world champion kayaker Nathan Baggaley, a two-time Olympic silver medallist, appeared in court Monday accused of being part of a syndicate manufacturing and supplying amphetamines.
Indian Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh took heroin 12 times, according to police who are investigating his links to an alleged dealer and a $24-million drug haul last month.
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 that was broadcast on Thursday, he reversed course.
St. Kitts and Nevis record sprinter Tameka Williams has been sent home from the Olympics after admitting taking a banned substance, officials said Sunday.
Australian national women’s boxing champion Bianca Elmir, a top Olympic medal prospect, has been banned from competition after failing a doping test, reports said Wednesday.
By Kate Evangelista
Members of the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF) denied that their members were taking performance enhancing drugs like steroids amid reported allegations by an official of the Philippine Olympic Committee.