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In professional football, instances of players being banned for 'doping' offences are relatively rare. In November 2005, Abel Xavier became the first …

Ex-WADA Chief Says Anti-Drug Programs Are Failing

Lauren Fleshman also expresses frustration with the issue.<p>Despite advances in science and increases in the quantity of testing, anti-doping programs are failing and drug cheats are getting away with their miscreant behavior, former World Anti-Doping Agency President Dick Pound asserts in a report …

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Seeing red: UEFA's fight against drug cheats will see blood-testing programme expand next season

Premier League stars are to be ordered to give blood samples next season - in a bid to rid the game of drug cheats.<p>All the Prem sides competing in …

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Operation Puerto: Wada to appeal against blood bags destruction

<b>The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has lodged an appeal against a decision to destroy 200 blood bags used in the Operation Puerto trial held in Spain.</b><p>Dr Eufemiano Fuentes received a one-year suspended sentence for his part in running a huge sports doping ring.<p>Following the trial, a court in Madrid …

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Uefa: New drug-testing plans and 10-match bans for racism

<b>Uefa will retrospectively study 900 doping samples given since 2008 as it attempts to combat use of performance-enhancing drugs in European football.</b><p>Though it will not lead to future punishments, the governing body intends to identify the scale of steroid use.<p>Uefa will also carry out blood testing …

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UK Coaching

<b>10 benefits of multi-skills coaching all coaches should know</b><p>Andy Grant, sports coach UK Coach Education Advisor<p>Recently the Daily Telegraph published …

Before Working with a Coach, Challenge Your Self-Assumptions

Working with an executive coach can be a large investment of time and money; it seems a shame to waste either. If you’re considering coaching (or have, ahem, been asked to consider it), make sure you get the most out of the experience.<p>People sign up for coaching for all sorts of reasons — perhaps …

Cheerleading A Sport?

Should cheerleading be formally designated a sport? The American Academy of Pediatrics says yes, for the safety of cheerleaders.<p>A Bowling Green …

Lacrosse Player Paul Rabil's Discipline Embodies Core Of Sports

The Core of Sports video series comes to a close with Paul Rabil, whose discipline makes him one of the best lacrosse players in the world.<p>"Discipline" is a word with many meanings: punishment, a field of study, self-control, training that corrects deficiencies. For Boston Cannons midfielder Paul …

Nepal launches Asia's first gay sports tournament

Nepal is to stage Asia's first ever multi-sport games for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, organisers announced on Monday.<p>The two-week event at the national football stadium and other venues around Kathmandu will feature Nepali participants in track and field, volleyball, …

Ambassador Lin Dan: sport more than medals

Reigning Olympic and world badminton champion Lin Dan believes sport always means more than just competing and medals.<p>The 29-year-old was attending …

A lame Olympic legacy for school sport

Finally, seven months after the multimillion-pound closing ceremony of the £12bn Olympic Games, here it is, David Cameron's "Olympic legacy boost" …

Ringfenced school sport investment welcomed by Olympic athletes

A long delayed £150m government overhaul of primary school sport, announced on Saturday, has been welcomed by Olympic athletes including Mo Farah and …

Watching sport on TV can be a waste of time but there are benefits

A thought occurred to me last Sunday as I sat at home, my body creating an indelible imprint in the sofa. I had barely moved for hours, flicking …

Lord Coe says sport can reach out to young people and rebuild trust

Lord Coe, chairman of the London Olympics organising body, said sport had a massive opportunity to fill the gap left by the "massive collapse" in …

Top 10 Sports to Improve Your Health

What can be more fun than playing your favorite sports and improving your health at the same time? Most sports or games which involve physical …

British Cycling launches plans to get 1 million more women into sport

Cycling's national governing body have unveiled ambitious plans to get 1 million more women into the sport by the end of the decade, backed by medal …

Baroness Sue Campbell: 'I really believe sport changes lives'

There is an Italian cafe in Islington that probably deserves British sport's version of a blue plaque. It was there, a decade ago, that two of its …

Phil Jackson's New Book Might Have The Greatest Sports Book Cover Photo Ever

Phil Jackson has a new book coming out in May called "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success." The book is a behind-the-scenes look at the "Zen Master" and his secrets to success and leadership.<p>But what immediately caught our eyes was the cover photo, a picture of all 11 of Jackson's championship rings. …

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