Doping

Vitaly Mutko, Russian Federation Deputy Prime Minister & Local Organising Committee Chairman gestures during a press conference ahead of the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo)
December 01, 2017 - 2:36 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — In a combative mood hours before the World Cup draw, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko defended himself and his country amid an ongoing Olympic doping scandal. Mutko aimed barbs at the IOC and international media, and singled out other countries' doping issues, in a 77-minute...
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The World Cup trophy is placed on stage during the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
December 01, 2017 - 1:14 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup draw (all times local): ___ 9:05 p.m. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has some emotional ties to World Cup group opponents Portugal and Spain. Queiroz is from Portugal and he lived in Spain while coaching Real Madrid in the 2003-04 season. Quieroz says it's a "...
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A signpost directing people to the entrance of the World Cup Final Draw is placed on the Red Square, with the St. Basil cathedral in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. The Final Draw for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia will take place on December 1 in the concert hall of the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 30, 2017 - 1:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin welcomes soccer luminaries to the Kremlin on Friday for a World Cup draw that provides a global audience for the Russian president to attempt to burnish the image of a country scandalized by sports corruption. By staging the ceremony for the 32 World Cup finalists at...
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Vitaly Mutko, Russian Federation Deputy Prime Minister & Local Organising Committee Chairman reacts walking inside a metro train branded for the 2018 World Cup during a ceremony in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
November 28, 2017 - 11:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA defended Russia's right to host the World Cup amid a series of doping scandals, saying Tuesday that there is no sign of "widespread" drug use in Russian soccer. Russia has been stripped of dozens of Olympic medals for doping and cover-ups, including tampering with samples. Soccer...
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November 27, 2017 - 2:54 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Another five Russians were disqualified for doping at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Monday, among them winners of gold and silver medals. They bring to 19 the number of Russians who have committed anti-doping violations, and 12 medals stripped from 10 athletes. The...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 17, 2016 file photo, IAAF President Sebastian Coe speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the IAAF Council at the Grand Hotel in Vienna, Austria. The IAAF has again refused to lift Russia's ban from international track and field. Track's world governing body unanimously accepted a recommendation from its Russia taskforce not to reinstate Russia. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file)
November 26, 2017 - 1:02 pm
MONACO (AP) — Russia's ban from international track and field was extended Sunday by the IAAF as key Russian sports and political figures continue to deny operating any doping system. Track's world governing body unanimously accepted a recommendation from its Russia taskforce not to reinstate...
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November 24, 2017 - 1:53 pm
Steven Holcomb remains a winner of three Olympic medals. He will have held only one of them. Another round of International Olympic Committee sanctions against Russian athletes who were found to have participated in doping at the 2014 Sochi Games came down Friday, headlined by bobsledder Aleksandr...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Four more Russians were disqualified for doping at the Sochi Olympics shortly after IOC President Thomas Bach told critics not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month on the country's participation at the Pyeongchang Games. Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov was removed from the 2014 records by the IOC for links to a widespread doping program. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)
November 24, 2017 - 12:25 pm
GENEVA (AP) — As four more Russians were disqualified Friday for doping at the Sochi Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach signaled a possible shift toward barring the country's athletes from the Pyeongchang Games. Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, Elena Nikitina of Russia celebrates her bronze medal win during the women's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Olympic Committee has banned four more Russians for doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, all competing in the sliding sport of skeleton and includes men’s gold medalist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medalist Elena Nikitina. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
November 22, 2017 - 7:44 pm
Katie Uhlaender has shed plenty of tears over the years about how she was so close to an Olympic medal, so close to standing on that podium and watching the American flag get raised in her honor. She cried again Wednesday. Those tears were happy ones. The long-awaited word has come down: Uhlaender...
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November 21, 2017 - 6:26 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have waived cornerback Jalen Collins after his second suspension ended for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. Collins did not play this season. He was suspended without pay for 10 games in August after a second positive test...
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