World Anti-Doping Agency
  • The agreement with the UCI gave WADA something to show for the behind-the-scenes discussions at its World Conference on Doping in Sport.

    In this July 11, 2009 file photo, American seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, left, and Rinaldo Nocentini of Italy, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, right, climb towards Col de Port , France, during the 8th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 176.5 kilometers (109.7 miles) with start in Andorra and finish in Saint-Girons, France. When Alex Gibney set out to document the cyclist Armstrong’s 2009 Tour de France comeback, the filmmaker admits he bought into the hype: The m
    LAST UPDATE : Nov 14, 2013, 10:32 AM EST
  • Brazil's former World Cup champions, from left, Zagallo, Marcos, Rivellino, Amarildo who holds the World Cup, and Bebeto pose for a photo below the Christ the Redeemer statue at the launch of the FIFA WCUP Trophy Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The trophy is set to embark on an extensive journey, covering more than 80 countries, giving the opportunity to millions of fans to see the authentic solid-gold trophy. Brazil will host the World Cup soccer tournament in 2014.

    With one lab suspended and its replacement unfinished, Brazil won't be able to handle drug testing for the 2014 World Cup alone and is looking overseas for help.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 19, 2013, 3:53 PM EDT
  • A picture taken at the French national anti-doping laboratory, on June 23 2008 in Chatenay-Malabry, outside Paris, shows a technician removing urine samples to be tested for EPO.

    The World Anti-Doping Agency announced Tuesday it is withdrawing the lab's accreditation, less than 10 months before it is due to analyze players' samples for FIFA during the World Cup in Brazil.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 27, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT
  • Volunteers carry hurdles on the track of the World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. The event runs Aug. 10 through 18, 2013.

    The IAAF is determined to re-introduce four-year bans for serious drug violations and will be pushing the World Anti-Doping Agency to do the same to strengthen the deterrent against cheaters.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 08, 2013, 10:42 AM EDT
  • The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Travis Tygart addresses the media at the EU Council in Brussels on Friday, May 17, 2013. Tygart is bitterly complaining that the UCI world cycling federation has failed to take any decisive action to clean up the sport since the Lance Armstrong doping scandal over half a year ago. He said after Friday’s meeting with European Union sports officials that "all those who cherish the Olympic values, particularly fair play and a level playing field, deserve more."

    An independent panel will examine allegations that cycling's governing body was complicit in Lance Armstrong's doping.

    LAST UPDATE : May 23, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT
  • Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes arrives at a court house in Madrid on January 28, 2013. Fuentes, accused of masterminding a vast doping network that rocked the sporting world and snared top cyclists went on trial along with four alleged conspirators. The case centres on a sophisticated network which was blown wide open on May 23, 2006 when Spanish police seized around 200 bags of blood in an investigation dubbed 'Operation Puerto'.

    Spanish Doctor, Eufemiano Fuentes also was barred from medical practice in sports for four years and ordered to pay a fine of $6,000.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 30, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT
  • This is a Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 file photo of Estonia's gold medal winner Andrus Veerpalu skis during the Men's 15k Interval Start race at the Cross Country competitions of the Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic. Sport's highest court Tuesday March 26, 2013 has lifted a three-year ban imposed on two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Andrus Veerpalu of Estonia for doping with human growth hormone. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld Veerpalu's appeal against the Internat

    The World Anti-Doping Agency defended its test for human growth hormone on Wednesday.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 27, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT
  • In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, Belarus' Nadzeya Ostapchuk takes a throw in the women's shot put final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Six athletes from Russia and Belarus, including three gold and two silver medalists, have been caught for doping in retests from the 2005 track and field world championships.

    With the eight-year deadline approaching, the IOC will retest doping samples from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 20, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT