Manipur sports academy training future champions with poor backgrounds

Sveral sports persons from the north-east have put the remote region on the world map recently, and in an attempt to continue with this, a sports academy has been imparting training in Wushu and kick-boxing to youth despite their poor background.

The youth of the country, especially from the northeast region, draw inspiration from internationally […]

SLADA proposes the sport omitted from National Sports Festival

Sri Lanka Anti Doping Agency (SLADA) Chairman Professor Arjuna Silva proposed to withdraw bodybuilding from the National Sports Festival (NSF) which is conducted by the Sports Ministry.

He emphasised that national bodybuilders always avoid the doping test conducted by the SLADA and as a result there is reasonable doubt about their performances.

Professor […]

Program will focus on solution to drug problem

Anybody looking to get educated on what is available to fight drug addiction and how the community can help is being urged to attend an opioid/substance abuse symposium planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Salem Community Center.

The Do No Harm event co-sponsored by the Salem Police Department and Ohio CAN Change […]

Cowboys’ Randy Gregory, suspended for drugs, reportedly fails another test

Dallas defensive end Randy Gregory, who’s been suspended for the first 14 games this season for failing two drug tests, has failed another test — his fifth as a member of the Cowboys — and is facing a year-long ban, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported.

Gregory, who fell to a second-round selection […]

Boxing Needs Standardised Drugs Tests

From too many world titles that confuse casual fans who fail to recognise a genuine world champion, to promoters and boxers unwilling to take genuine risks once they capture a belt, modern boxing has many issues to contend with.

But there is a more pressing issue in boxing that is not talked about often enough: […]

In NFL’s war on drugs, Vicodin beats pot, and Trent Williams is ‘a loser’

After a recent procedure to repair his battered left hand, Redskins safety Will Blackmon was given a choice: Percocet or Vicodin. He chose Percocet, because that was the prescription painkiller he used after his ACL surgery. He doesn’t like the way such opioids make him feel, and he’s hoping not to take it, but he […]

In NFL’s war on drugs, Vicodin beats pot, and Trent Williams is ‘a loser’

After a recent procedure to repair his battered left hand, Redskins safety Will Blackmon was given a choice: Percocet or Vicodin. He chose Percocet, because that was the prescription painkiller he used after his ACL surgery. He doesn’t like the way such opioids make him feel, and he’s hoping not to take it, but he […]

Irish jockeys banned over failed drugs test

he former champion conditional’s ban is set to begin on November 21, with the final 18 months deferred providing he does not test positive again during that period.

During his suspension, Sexton will be randomly tested by the Irish Turf Club’s senior medical officer, Adrian McGoldrick.

Sexton won the 2014 Troytown Chase at at Navan […]

Belmont County students stay drug free

Students were re-joining and testing for the Belmont County Schools Staying Clean club. The group, formerly known as the Belmont County Drug Free Clubs of America, is dedicated to helping keep local youths drug-free. Dan Bolock, a teacher at MFHS and a coordinator for the program, said one of the requirements for students is to […]

How one man and volleyball saved these Mumbai kids from drugs

For Mohammad Ismail Khan, ‘Sir’ is the linchpin who holds his life together. He and volleyball. The 18-year-old has been to hell and back — he got addicted to inhaling whiteners, smoking cigarettes, rampantly downing cough syrup and chewing gutka while still in school years ago. Life slipped through the young child’s fingers; his addiction […]

Russian sports agent and New York marathon officials are ‘investigated for bribery’

A Russian sports agent is facing federal investigation alongside officials of the New York City marathon for allegedly allowing doping athletes to enter the race, it has been claimed. Andrey Baranov is the reported subject of the US Attorney probe which was revealed by The New York Times on Friday, two days before the annual […]

Russian Sports Agent and U.S. Marathon Officials Under Federal Investigation

The Russian sports doping scandal has led United States law enforcement officials to an unlikely spot: Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Days before the New York City Marathon, as runners from around the world made their way to the city this week for one of the sport’s most prestigious races, federal officials were conducting a surveillance […]

Steroids are everywhere and used in almost all sports

The cheating drug, an enhancement to improve athletes’ overall performance to the extreme- the disturbing part of it is, they’re used in the better part of any competitive contest that involves a pay cheque with a bunch of zeros.

It very well might take me a straight week of researching day and night to list […]

Students learn lesson on drugs in sport

A new suite of lesson plans aimed at helping high school students learn about sports integrity topics such as doping, match-fixing and illicit drug use has been released by the Minister for Health, Sussan Ley.

Jointly developed by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and the National Integrity of Sport Unit (NISU), the lessons target […]

Anti-Doping Fight Nears Stalemate – How To Break It

The world of anti doping in sport sometimes feels like a battle between opposing forces on the same side. The debate has become polarised between those advocating zero tolerance and those who want to accept performance enhancement as a reality to be managed.

The latest leak claiming to reveal the banned substances cleared by sporting […]

Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Fast Facts

Here’s a look at performance-enhancing drugs in sports.

Facts: The use of performance-enhancing drugs, or “doping,” by professional athletes has been acknowledged as a problem since at least the 1960s.

The issue has gained prominence in the last 10 years as a result of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO) investigation, tell-alls by former […]

Rio 2016: Wada publishes report highlighting ‘serious failings’ at Olympic Games

The World Anti-Doping Agency said many athletes who had been targeted for testing “simply could not be found”.

It added that, on some days, “up to 50% of tests were aborted”.

Its 55-page Independent Observers report found that, of the 11,470 athletes, 4,125 had no record of any testing in 2016, of whom 1,913 were […]

Drugs take center stage at Parkersburg City Council meeting

Nearly 20 people spoke about the life-and-death issue of drugs facing the region at Tuesday’s Parkersburg City Council meeting, with several asking council to redirect money from a proposed pay increase to drug abuse prevention and recovery efforts.

A 5 percent pay increase for all City of Parkersburg employees except elected officials and appointed department […]

Egyptian Investors Set to invest in Nigeria’s Sports and Pharmaceutical Sectors

The Egyptian businessmen are being wooed to Nigerian by a local counterpart, Pat Oramah, who was present in Nairobi, Kenya where the Egyptian investors commissioned a sports club recently. Younes’s team said they have made findings and are convinced that the sports club which is of world class standard with state of the art facilities […]

PGA Championship Tour’s Drug Policies

Every Sunday night, one of the best golf web sites conducts an e-mail roundtable with writers from Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine. Check in every week for the unfiltered opinions of our writers and editors and join the conversation in the comments section below.

1.) Scott Stallings, who was suspended in 2015 for violating the PGA […]

Dopers should not be allowed in MLB Hall of Fame

Performance-enhancing drugs are the controversial subject of a debate that rears its ugly head every so often amongst fans of Major League Baseball. The most notable facet of this discussion is whether players who have been found guilty of PED use should be allowed in the Home Run Derby Baseball Hall of Fame. The answer […]

Liverpool welcomes help in fight against drugs

With plans in the works to re-implement the DARE program into the local school district, city administrators met last week with two groups interested in helping with that goal.

Mayor Ryan Stovall, Service-Safety Director Brian Allen and police Chief John Lane exchanged ideas and information with East Liverpool’s Got Talent President Pennie Zehnder and Director […]

Trustees continue fight against drugs

With an increase of drug abuse in the area and a seminar scheduled to take place next week, St. Clair Township trustees and police continued brainstorming for ways to get the word out further during Tuesday’s meeting.

Trustees and Police Chief Donald Hyatt continued the discussion from previous meetings of combatting drug abuse, as it […]

Vakula pleads not guilty to importation of illicit drugs charge

27‑year‑old Sera Vakula who is charged with one count of importation of illicit drugs has been remanded in custody by High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo. Vakula pleaded not guilty to the charge.

State lawyer submitted that the case can be dealt in the Magistrates Court considering the weight of the drugs. Defense shared similar […]

UniGames to contribute to anti-drugs campaign

Dumaguete’s hosting of this year’s University Games, from Oct. 24-30, is the city’s way of contributing to the anti-drugs campaign of the government, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said.

He said there is need to develop and support all types of sports as a proactive way to distract the minds of the youth from the temptations […]

Dan Carter annoyed at media frenzy over drug test

Former All Blacks great Dan Carter has spoken of his disappointment at having to defend himself “when you’ve done nothing wrong.”

Carter, along with Racing 92 teammates Joe Rokocoko and Juan Imhoff, have been cleared of anti-doping breaches by the French Rugby Federation.

A report had claimed traces of steroids showed up in drugs tests […]

Rotary sponsors assembly on making positive choices

The Howland Rotary Club sponsored a good-decision-making assembly encouraging Howland Middle School eighth-graders to make the right choices in life.

Lauren Thorp, director of recovery and youth programs for Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, was among the different speakers who discussed the consequences of bad decisions that could impact the students’ futures.

Thomas […]

Drugs likely cause two more deaths

Just days after state and local lawmakers and police officials gathered in the county to discuss the major drug epidemic, two more people have lost their lives to apparent drug overdoses in the Leetonia area.

Leetonia Police Chief Harry Lovejoy Jr. said police found a man and woman dead in the bedroom of their Columbia […]

Is it time that we start sending drugs cheats in sport to prison?

Sports people who take performance enhancing drugs could go to prison the Cheltenham Literature Festival learned.

Former chairman on the British Olympic Association and sport minister Colin Moynihan, now a peer in the House of Lords said there is draft legislation to make sports doping a criminal offence in the UK.

He told the audience […]

Olympic gold medal-winning Norwegian skier fails drug test

Norwegian cross country skier Therese Johaug, a seven-time world champion and former Olympic gold medallist, has failed a drug test, the Norwegian ski federation announced on Thursday. The 28-year-old tested positive for traces of the banned anabolic steroid clostebol during an out-of-competition control on September 16.

Johaug won relay gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics […]

How Olympic athletes legally use banned drugs

When a Russian hacking group began releasing dozens of private medical files tied to Olympic athletes, it raised an interesting issue.

Namely, that many top competitors in a wide range of sports are privately — and legally — using banned substances by taking advantage of so-called Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

An athlete who obtains a TUE […]

International Olympic Committee cracks down on drugs

Due to the consistent drug use scandals which have been coming up every year in the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has begun making suggestions to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

According to theconversation.com the IOC has been accused of not paying enough attention to […]

New agency to fight drugs in Polish sport

The agency is to replace an anti-doping commission supervised and financed by the Ministry of Sport and Tourism.

“It will be a strong entity, with an aim to step up the fight against doping,” Bańka said. The new organization will be eligible for subsidies from UNESCO, the European Union and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

The […]

Boxing great Aaron Pryor dies at 60

Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, died Sunday. He was 60.

Pryor’s family issued a statement saying the boxer died at his home in Cincinnati after a long battle with heart disease.

Known as “The Hawk,” Pryor was a crowd favorite who fought with a frenetic style, […]

USA Swimming Supports Eliminating FINA’s Power In Drug Testing; WADA Receptive

Growing support is mounting to make radical changes in the oversight of drug testing on athletes in Olympic sports.

USA Swimming recently threw its support behind such a movement when USA Swimming President Jim Sheehan and Executive Director Chuck Wielgus wrote a letter to the Travis Tygart, Chief Executive Officer for the United States Anti-Doping […]

Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky probed as drug investigators raid British Cycling’s HQ

It came as UK Anti-Doping chief Nicole Sapstead sensationally admitted: No sport is clean. Wiggins and Team Sky are being investigated over a medical package delivered to him ahead of the 2011 Tour de France.

Russia only just escaped a total ban from the Rio Olympics over claims of state-sponsored doping.

Tennis star Maria Sharapova […]

Drugs in Sport: Hazy line between enhancement and addiction

War on drugs is messed up when an athlete is better off sitting at home with a hooker and a few lines of cocaine, mainlining Season Two of Narcos or reciting nostalgic passages of Robert Sabbag’s Snowblind, than being caught with a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for what may well be a perfectly legitimate medicinal […]

Canadian athletes have history with ‘party drugs’

World champion pole vaulter Shawn Barber has been stripped of his 2016 Canadian title after he tested positive for trace amounts of cocaine. According to the ruling from the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, Barber inadvertently ingested the banned substance after kissing a woman he met on Craigslist prior to the Canadian track and […]

ITF reviews how it informs players of banned drugs

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) will review the process by which it informs players of substances added to its prohibited list after the ban it handed down to Maria Sharapova was reduced on Tuesday.

Five-times grand slam winner Sharapova has been cleared by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to return to action in April […]

Maria Sharapova drugs ban reduced from two years to 15 months on appeal

Maria Sharapova’s two-year doping ban has been reduced to 15 months following her appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The five-time Grand Slam winner, 29, was initially banned by the International Tennis Federation for two years after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

The Russian will be able to return […]

Tennis has a clean record on PEDs, and that appears to be no accident

On Tuesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, is expected to decide the playing fate of the biggest tennis star ever caught using a performance-enhancing drug.

Regardless of whether Maria Sharapova’s two-year suspension is upheld or cut in half, as some tennis observers expect, an Outside the Lines investigation has found that […]

Sidon sports day discourages youth from drugs

A number of sporting and leisure activities were held in the southern coastal city of Sidon on Sunday during a festival that aimed to distance the youth from drug use.

“We Swim Without Addiction to Safety” was the slogan given this year to the third annual swimming festival, which saw several participants from across the […]

Wada drug changes warning to sports stars

WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) president Sir Craig Reedie has told athletes they have “ample time” to familiarise themselves with the updated list of banned drugs for 2017.

Last September’s addition to the banned list of heart-boosting drug meldonium managed to catch out hundreds of athletes, including tennis star Maria Sharapova, in the first few months […]

Pacquiao says he tried all kinds of drugs before becoming champion

Philippines boxing icon Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao says he took all kinds of drugs as a teenager but fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte, whose vicious anti-drugs campaign has led to the killing of more than 3,000 people, mostly users and pushers, in three months.

Pacquiao, now a senator and a close ally of the president, also […]

The North Face and Gary Robbins take a stand against doping in trail running

In a year that has been riddled with doping bans, allegations and one massive scandal revolving around banned substances, one major running brand is taking a stand against runners who have been caught using drugs.

The North Face– a name which many associate with outdoor sports and trail running– hosts The North Face Endurance Challenge […]

Divert youths towards sports to prevent drugs abuse

Bethene College beat Nanam Khampti 2-1 in the opening match of the Rehabilitation Running Football Tournament, which began at Manmow playground on September 25. Parliamentary Secretary Chow Zingnu Namchoom, who kicked off the tournament amidst a huge gathering of soccer lovers, emphasized on the need to organize such tournaments to divert youths towards sports to […]

Wiggins denies seeking ‘unfair advantage’ from prescribed drugs

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins has defended his use of banned substances under medical exemption rules, saying he was not looking for “unfair advantage” but merely trying to mitigate the impact of asthma and allergies.

The first Briton to win the Tour de France, Wiggins has been the subject of allegations of hypocrisy over the timing […]

FAT to probe allegations of drug abuse among U-16 players

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) is set to launch a probe into allegations of drug abuse and indiscipline among its under-16 players.

According to the local media, FAT secretary general Lt Gen Pol Pisan Chuldilok claimed some of the players had been caught smoking and with drugs in their possession.

“Some of the under-16 […]

Huntington Takes New Approach to Stop Drugs

When trying to arrest their way out of Huntington’s drug problem proved ineffective, it became clear a new approach was needed, officials from there told a gathering of Marshall County city leaders Thursday.

Those on the front lines of the drug epidemic in Huntington appeared at the Marshall County Mayor’s Association meeting Thursday in Moundsville, […]

How is the NFL’s drug policy different from other sports leagues?

Here’s how the drug policies for different professional sports leagues vary.

NFL TESTING

Draft-eligible players are urine-tested for marijuana and other banned substances during the scouting combines. Players who already are under contract, and not in the Intervention Program, are tested once during a period that begins April 20 and ends August 9.

Players who […]