Letters: Armstrong, Toilets, Keyboards

Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong asserts that he raced drug-free after a new book, <i>From Lance to Landis: Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France</i>, hit the market. Dual-flush toilets are hardly innovative, let alone newsworthy. Washing a keyboard is a trick of the trade now …

Tour de France

Crossover from lattice to plasmonic polarons of a spin-polarised electron gas in ferromagnetic EuO

Altmetric: 1<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open | Published: 13 June 2018<p>J. M. Riley,<br>• F. Caruso,<br>• C. Verdi ORCID:,<br>• L. B. Duffy,<br>• M. D. …

Quantum Physics

Defunct Sochi drug-testing lab is now a themed gastro pub

The infamous, and now defunct, drug-testing lab that was instrumental in Russia’s state-sponsored doping scheme is now a restaurant and bar with a …

Drug Testing

To be or not to be? Debating Froome's impending Tour start

Should Chris Froome be allowed to race this year’s Tour de France? Is removing him good or bad for the race?<p>Froome’s participation at the 2018 Tour …


Probing unconventional superconductivity in proximitized graphene by impurity scattering

Author(s): Oladunjoye A. Awoga and Annica M. Black-SchafferWe demonstrate how potential impurities are a very powerful tool for determining the …


4 Things NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson Can’t Live Without

The seven-time NASCAR champ discusses his favorite new set of wheels, a doping documentary, and other recent obsessions.

Jimmie Johnson

Global anti-doping conference gets underway in Sri lanka

Colombo, June 18 (IANS) A global anti-doping intergovernmental ministerial meeting got underway in Sri lanka's capital on Monday, in order to discuss …

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka gets Australian help to fight doping in sports

COLOMBO (AFP) -<p>Sri Lanka has launched a joint effort with Australia's anti-doping agency to tackle drug cheats, including athletes using traditional medicines to hide banned substances, officials said Monday.<p>The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) will give technical expertise and …

Sri Lanka

Peru without inspirational Guerrero in opener against Denmark

SARANSK, Russia: Peru left out all-time top-scorer Paolo Guerrero from their starting line-up for their World Cup opener against Denmark at the …

Christian Eriksen

Athletics - 'Abandoned' Kiprop says he's at AIU's mercy

ELDORET, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya's former Olympic and three-time world 1500-metres champion Asbel Kiprop said on Friday he will not fight doping charges against him and accused his country and management of abandoning him in his hour of need.<p>"I have filed my defence and it is upon them (Athletes …


World Cup 2018: Paolo Guerrero supported in doping case by rival captains of France, Australia and Denmark

Hugo Lloris, Mile Jedinak and Simon Kjaer signed a letter addressed to FIFA, calling for the governing body to reinstate Paolo Guerrero<p>Paolo Guerrero …


Bolt's London Olympic spikes stolen

A signed pair of running shoes worn by eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has been stolen from an address in Linton, Derbyshire.<p>The white, …


PHBA Donates to Penn Vet Research on Racehorse Gene Doping

Gene doping involves the transfer or modification of genes or genetically modified cells of healthy human athletes, as well as equine athletes, for …


Russia needs a good World Cup to overcome reputational damage caused by hooligans, doping scandal

The Russian people need to show the world a different side to the scandal-struck country.<p>When it comes to sport, fans are scrutinised almost as much …


Sir Mo Farah confirms Chicago Marathon battle against Galen Rupp and Alberto Salazar

Sir Mo Farah confirms Chicago Marathon battle against ex-training partner Galen Rupp and controversial former coach Alberto Salazar<p><b>Sir Mo Farah will</b> …

Sport (UK)

Casting a critical eye on corruption in sport: Q&A with anti-doping expert Robin Parisotto

Robin Parisotto has played an important role in anti-doping during his career, with his work including the development of the first-ever tests for …


Asbel Kiprop: Former Olympic champion gives up fight to prove innocence

Former Olympic 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop says he has given up trying to prove there was tampering with his positive doping sample.


German journalist advised against World Cup trip after uncovering Russian doping

A German journalist who uncovered Russia's systematic doping in several sports has been told to not travel to Russia for the World Cup by German …

FIFA World Cup

Kiprop gives up fight to clear name in doping scandal

2018-06-14 13:54<p>Asbel Kiprop (Getty Images)<p>Nairobi - <b>Kenyan</b> runner <b>Asbel Kiprop</b> said on Thursday he would <b>not</b> defend himself against accusations that he …

Sport (South Africa)

Sharapova, Keys withdraw from Birmingham

(Reuters) - Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys have withdrawn from next week's Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham as they look to regain full fitness ahead of Wimbledon.<p>Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, said she needed rest after reaching the French Open quarter-finals. The 31-year-old Russian …


North America to Host 2026 World Cup

The U.S. along with Mexico and Canada secured the right to co-host the 2026 World Cup by promising unprecedented scale for the most popular sporting event on the planet<p>MOSCOW—The last time World Cup matches were played in the U.S., back in 1994, the home team wore denim-pattern jerseys, Diego …

North America

TOPS: Divij in, Bhambri out

Yuki Bhambri’s decision not to participate in the Asian Games and instead concentrate on his professional career has resulted in the Sports Ministry …

Asian Games

Risk that Russia may violate doping laws at World Cup, says Usada’s Tygart

Travis Tygart, the influential US Anti-Doping Agency chief executive, has warned that it would be “naive” not to think that hosts Russia could violate anti-doping rules again during the World Cup.<p>Tygart also questioned why Fifa had awarded Russia the tournament when it is still considered …

International Olympic Committee

Confirmed: Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin set for rematch

FINALLY.<p>Canelo Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin II has been confirmed.<p>Boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya has announced that the two superstars will face off …


Russia still has work to do to be compliant - doping chiefs

LONDON (AFP) -<p>Russia must accept the entirety of the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Roadmap To Code Compliance including allowing visits to the Moscow laboratory before it can think of being re-admitted the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) announced following a meeting in London.<p>The …

Russia | WATCH: Key stats for Russia ahead of SWC opener

Take a look at the key stats for hosts Russia ahead of the 2018 World Cup of their opening clash against Saudi Arabia in Group A.

Sport (South Africa)

Bill introduced to make doping in worldwide events a crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday that would make it a crime to use or distribute performance-enhancing drugs while competing in international sports events.<p>The bill in the House is named after Grigory Rodchenkov, the Russian lab director who blew the whistle on Russian …


Putin’s World Cup

In March, with 100 days to go until the World Cup, all of the tournament’s social channels published a short video. The clip features a who’s who of …

FIFA World Cup

Tennis player Sara Errani 'disgusted' by doping ban increase

<b>(CNN) —</b> Italian tennis star Sara Errani says she is "disgusted" that her doping ban has been increased from two to 10 months.<p>Last year, Errani, who was once ranked fourth in the world, tested positive for the banned drug letrozole, a substance used by her mother for the treatment of breast …

Sport (UK)

Grigory Rodchenkov: US lawmakers propose bill named after whistleblower

US lawmakers want to criminalise doping by proposing a new bill named after whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov.

Grigory Rodchenkov