Irish players warm-up in the Keep Rugby Clean IRB anti-doping tee shirts before last month’s game in the  Junior World Championship match against  Fiji  at QBE Stadium, Albany,  New Zealand. Photograph:  Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

Anti-doping figures released for last year indicate Rugby Union, on an international level, is showing a higher percentage of positive test results th(...)

Last year’s winner, Britain’s Chris Froome (left), and Spain’s Alberto Contador in action during the ninth stage – between Saint-Girons and Bagnères-de-Bigorre – of last year’s Tour de France. The pair lock horns again in what promises to be one of the closest contests since Cadel Evans’ victory in 2011. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/Getty Images

The debates are raging. Chris Froome will win because he dominated last year’s race, and because he won the Tours of Oman and Romandie this year. No, (...)

The World Anti-Doping  Agency (Wada) will not be appealing Tyson Gay’s one-year ban.   The agency said Gay was eligible for such a reduction because the sprinter offered what it termed substantial assistance in his case.  Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay’s controversial one-year doping ban, they said yesterday. The g(...)

Change your diet and you may not need to use supplements to boost your health. Photograph: Thinkstock

Many athletes use supplements as part of their training or competition routine. This practice may stem from the belief that a normal diet is not suffi(...)

Jamaica’s Olympic runner Asafa Powell  tested positive for doping at the Jamaican Championships in 2013. Photograph: Gilbert Bellamy/ Reuters

Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel on Thursday after he (...)

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will retest frozen samples from previous Games after an improved testing method led to hundreds of positive(...)

 Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen could be called before the independent commission investigating historical doping allegations and claims of comp(...)

Thomas Bach, the new IOC president, is in Johannesburg warning countries that don’t meet Wada compliance of a potential ban from future Olympics.

Only 39 more shopping days to Christmas! If like me you’d sooner chew your own leg off than be trapped in that world then spare a thought for the larg(...)

Jamaican athletes could face exclusion from the global stage after world anti-doping chief John Fahey warned the nation’s drug testers they must prove(...)

Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown competes in the women’s 200 metres at the London Olympics in 2012. Photograph: Olivier Morin/GettyImages

Jamaica’s twice 200 metres Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has escaped with a public warning by the Jamaica Athletics Administration Associat(...)