Doping

March 10, 2018 - 7:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The commissioner's office made the announcement Saturday. Bonifacio was banned after a positive test for Boldenone. The ban will begin on opening...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2017, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas hits a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Kansas City, Mo. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Moustakas and Kansas City have agreed to a one-year contract that keeps him with the Royals and guarantees the third baseman $6.5 million. The deal could be worth up to $22.7 million over two seasons, the person said Thursday, March 8, 2018, speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
March 10, 2018 - 7:56 pm
On the day the Kansas City Royals welcomed back Mike Moustakas, they found out Jorge Bonifacio will miss half the season. Bonifacio was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball on Saturday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The outfielder was banned after a positive...
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Dan Cogan, from left, James R. Swartz, David Fialkow, and Bryan Fogel accept the award for best documentary feature for "Icarus" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 04, 2018 - 9:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryan Fogel's sports doping documentary "Icarus," which exposed the state sponsored doping program of Russia's Olympic athletes won best documentary at the Academy Awards Sunday. It beat out both Agnes Varda's feel-good "Faces Places," which took the Film Independent Spirt Award...
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March 03, 2018 - 12:34 pm
ZURICH (AP) — A North Korean hockey player tested positive for a banned drug ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics in a case that was later dropped. The International Ice Hockey Federation says Kim Un Hyang was able to show that a positive test for hydrochlorothiazide "was the result of contaminated...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, Scott Blackmun, CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, speaks at Yongsan Garrison, a U.S. military base in Seoul, South Korea. Blackmun is resigning as CEO of the US Olympic Committee, citing health problems as the reason he'll depart after leading the federation for more than eight years. The 60-year-old CEO was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this winter, and did not attend the Pyeongchang Games. He announced his resignation Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, and Susanne Lyons, a member of the board, will serve as acting CEO. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 28, 2018 - 6:24 pm
Scott Blackmun resigned as chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday, stepping aside so he can tackle his worsening bout with prostate cancer and to allow the federation to move forward under new leadership to address the sex-abuse scandal that has rocked gymnastics and other...
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Gold medal winners from left: United States' curlers Joe Polo, John Landsteiner, Matt Hamilton, Tyler George, John Shuster and captain Phill Drobnick stand on the podium during the men's curling venue ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
February 25, 2018 - 3:56 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Wind, snow, ice or shine, the Winter Games had its share of golden moments that will forever be etched in Olympic lore. The American men's so-called Miracurl on Ice. Alina Zagitova. Ester Ledecka. Chloe Kim. The U.S. women's hockey team. There were also several not-...
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Athletes from various nations including Pita Taufatofua, of Tonga, at left, United States' Lindsey Vonn, third from left, and Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, fifth from left, pose for photos during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
February 25, 2018 - 8:00 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10 p.m. The IOC president, Thomas Bach, says that by marching together at the Winter Games, athletes from South and North Korea showed they both believe in "a peaceful future." In his wrap-up speech at the...
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In the Friday, February 9, 2018 photo, Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The International Olympic Committee executive board has recommended upholding the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The full membership will vote on the proposal Sunday ahead of the closing ceremony. (Clive Mason/Pool Photo via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 4:12 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The massive, state-linked Russian doping scandal didn't stain the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday. It was, however, the subject of the vast majority of the questions Bach fielded as the IOC tried to shake the stigma of Russian...
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Olympic athletes from Russia celebrate after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Germany, 4-3, in overtime at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
February 25, 2018 - 4:07 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Olympic anthem was merely background noise, the doping scandal the farthest thing from their minds. As the white flag with the five Olympic rings rose toward the rafters Sunday following the gold medal game in men's hockey, the champion Russians in their...
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Fans wait before the semifinal round of the men's hockey game between the team from Russia and the Czech Republic at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
February 24, 2018 - 1:41 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has left a decision on whether to reinstate Russia to the Pyeongchang Olympics until the day of the closing ceremony. The IOC must announce by Sunday if the Russian Olympic Committee will be readmitted to the Olympic family after...
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