Yuri Ganus: he was appointed in 2017 to head Rusada as it was mounting a push to be reinstated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). Photograph:  Getty Images

Russia on Friday dismissed the head of Rusada, its national anti-doping agency, in a move that threatens to further strain the country’s relations on (...)

Ciarán Ó Lionáird in action during the Morton Mile in 2014. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

These are strange days for the distance runner. I rang Ciarán Ó Lionáird during the week to find out was he serious about wanting to come home to run (...)

 Yuliya Stepanova helped lift the lid on the extent of the doping problem within Russian sport. Photograph: Getty Images

Two books more or less about running arrived in the post last week, one I didn’t expect and wanted to read, the other like a blast from the past and I(...)

Springboks winger Aphiwe Dyantyi will face a doping hearing after he failed a drugs test a year ago. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

A full year after Aphiwe Dyantyi tested positive for anabolic steroids, the Springbok winger is to face disciplinary proceedings. Apparently, with ei(...)

 Reigning world 100m champion Christian Coleman was provisionally suspended after missing a doping test, the Athletics Integrity Unit said. File photograph: Getty Images

The world 100m champion Christian Coleman has been told that going on a Christmas shopping trip is no defence for missing a drugs test under World Ant(...)

US boxer  Ginny Fuchs poses for a portrait during the Team USA Tokyo 2020 Olympic shoot  in West Hollywood, California. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

US Olympic team boxer Virginia Fuchs has been cleared of a doping violation after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) determined that banned (...)

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has appealed his eight-year ban to Switzerland’s highest court. Photograph:  Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang has submitted an appeal over his eight-year doping ban to Switzerland’s highest court. An official at the Swiss Fed(...)

Munster prop James Cronin received a one-moth ban after failing an anti-doping test following his side’s  Champions Cup draw with Racing 92 at Thomond Park last November. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Every anti-doping report comes across as a gentle stand-off between certain realities and perceptions and the latest edition from Sport Ireland is no (...)

Carlow footballer Ray Walker has released a statement denying he intentionally took any banned substance after receiving a four-year ban. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Blaming an anti-inflammatory medication and a lack of anti-doping education, Carlow footballer Ray Walker has admitted he inadvertently returned a pos(...)

Chinese Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has been given an eight-year ban for missing a drug test. Photograph: Getty Images

China’s world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang was handed an eight-year ban on Friday, a sanction that rules him out of this year’s Tokyo Games,(...)

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