Golf has emerged in the most recent World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) figures as having a significantly higher percentage of Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF) than athletics, cycling, rugby or soccer. Photograph: Getty

Golf has emerged in the most recent World Anti Doping Agency (Wada) figures as having a significantly higher percentage of Adverse Analytical Findings(...)

Ciaran Kelly pictured with Sean Kelly (no relation) in 2005.

Irish amateur cyclist Ciaran Kelly has been banned for four years from competition after testing positive test for Clenbuterol in April 2014. The ba(...)

Malachy O’Rourke spoke for the first time about the two-year ban given to former Monaghan county panellist Thomas Connolly last week. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

After the game, Malachy O’Rourke spoke for the first time about the two-year ban given to former Monaghan county panellist Thomas Connolly last week.(...)

A September 4th, 2011, photograph shows Alberto Salazar (C) hugging US athletes Bernard Lagat (R) and Galen Rupp following the men’s 5,000 metres final at the  World Championships in Daegu. Photograph: Getty Images

Top athletics coach Alberto Salazar and US Olympic silver medallist Galen Rupp have denied any wrongdoing after a BBC Panorama documentary accused the(...)

Irish Sports Council chief executive John Treacy says criminalising doping should be considered. Photograph: Inpho

The chief executive of the Irish Sports Council (ISC), John Treacy, believes that criminalising athletes who deliberately cheat in sport by taking pr(...)

Valentin Balakhnichev is stepping down as Russian Athletics Federation president  following the suspension of five walkers, including  three Olympic champions,  in January. Photograph: Getty Images

Russian Athletics Federation (VFLA) president Valentin Balakhnichev criticised the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in his fi(...)

Graeme McDowell who will represent Ireland at the Olympics: “It’s going to be very insightful for us as a sport, as a game, as professional athletes, to experience what those other sports have to put up with”. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

After closing with a 62 at the Tournament of Champions this month, Chris Kirk showed up at the site of his next start and learned he had been randomly(...)

Dick Pound, former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), will head investigation in doping allegations made in German TV documentary. Photograph: Getty Images

Former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) Dick Pound is to head an independent commission investigating allegations of systematic doping(...)

Russian gold medalist Mariya Savinova during the medal ceremony of the women’s 800m race at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Savinova was seen in a mobile phone video clip in the documentary ‘Top secret doping - how Russia makes its winners’, broadcast on  December 3rd, 2014, by Germany’s  Das Erste channel, saying: ‘How else are we meant to do it? That’s our system, and in Russia it only works with pharma.’ Photograph:  Christophe Karaba / EPA

A German TV documentary alleging widespread doping and cover-ups among Russian athletes contains “a pack of lies”, according to Russia’s Athletics Fe(...)

Mariya Savinova, who won gold in the 800m at the 2012 Olympics, is one of the athletes who the documentary says may have been covered up

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada)has vowed to “fully investigate” allegations made by a German television documentary.The programme, which was broad(...)