Britain’s Nigel Levine runs with the baton in the men’s 4x400m relay at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images

British sprinter Nigel Levine has allegedly failed a drugs test, according to reports in the English media. The 28-year-old is understood to have tes(...)

Under huge pressure from all sides, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decide on Tuesday whether to ban Russia from next year’s Winter Oly(...)

Alexander Tretiakov: 2014 Olympic champion has been banned from all future Games. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned four more Russian athletes for doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Having already anno(...)

In his first two years as president of the IAAF, the governing body of world athletics, Sebastian Coe has taken a strong stance against doping. Medals(...)

 Sebastian Coe: prioritising presentation looks like  fiddling for the sake of it. Keeping athletics relevant is about credibility, not novelty. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

The IAAF president, Sebastian Coe, was in London rather than Rome when he addressed a Sports Leadership Summit last week but his ideas for making the (...)

USA boxing coach Billy Walsh at Sport Ireland HPX conference in Dublin.  Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

This was a convention you could come to and hear Skibbereen and Michael Phelps mentioned in the same breath. It was one where Billy Walsh aired his h(...)

 Spanish cyclist Samuel Sanchez has tested positive in a doping control held earlier this month and has been provisionally suspended. Photograph: EPA

Spain’s former Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez has been suspended with immediate effect after testing positive for banned growth hormones, cycling’s (...)

 Tiger Woods says he took prescribed medication to treat insomnia and his back pain. Photograph: Reuters

Two of five the items named in a toxicology report relating to the arrest of Tiger Woods appear on the PGA Tour’s list of banned substances. Woods was(...)

 IRFU plaque. ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

The drug testing of schools rugby players in Ireland, now considered a risk area in the anti-doping community, is seen as an important issue the IRFU (...)

 Lemsip Max Cold and Flu Powder, which can be bought over the counter, was  the most commonly searched product by Irish athletes in 2016. Photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg via Getty Images

With thousands of banned products listed on the world anti-doping database, Irish athletes could be forgiven for being confused when they feel a sniff(...)

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