Drugs in sport http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23405/all en UPDATE 1-Lance Armstrong may admit he used banned drugs - NY Times http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-lance-armstrong-may-admit-he-used-banned-drugs-ny-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>(Adds comments by WADA, Livestrong)</p> <p>Jan 5 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong, the American cyclist at the center of the biggest doping scandal in the sport's history, may admit he used performance-enhancing drugs during his career, the New York Times reported in Saturday's editions, citing unidentified sources.</p> <p>Such an admission would be a stunning reversal for Armstrong, who has vehemently denied doping for years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-lance-armstrong-may-admit-he-used-banned-drugs-ny-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Doping Drugs in sport Employment Relation Floyd Landis doping case Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong Livestrong wristband Medicine Person Attributes Person Career Quotation Sports Tour de France United States Anti-Doping Agency Use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport World Anti-Doping Agency Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:26:53 +0000 5731258 at http://www.globalpost.com Cyling-Armstrong to break silence in Oprah interview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/cyling-armstrong-break-silence-oprah-interview <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong will break his silence about his lifetime ban from cycling and the doping charges made against him in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey next week, the television presenter announced on Tuesday.</p> <p>The interview, to be broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network on Jan. 17, will be the first the American cyclist has conducted sine receiving his ban and being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/cyling-armstrong-break-silence-oprah-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Drugs in sport Lance Armstrong Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 03:15:03 +0000 5731946 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-MLB, players agree to expand drug testing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/baseball-mlb-players-agree-expand-drug-testing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Major League Baseball and the players' union have agreed to expand their drug program to include random in-season blood testing for human growth hormone and a new test for testosterone, they said on Thursday.</p> <p>The testing will start this season.</p> <p>MLB has been conducting random blood testing for the detection of HGH among minor league players since July 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/baseball-mlb-players-agree-expand-drug-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Androgens Drugs in sport Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:30:03 +0000 5732833 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Baseball-MLB, players agree to expand drug testing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rpt-baseball-mlb-players-agree-expand-drug-testing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats to widen distribution)</p> <p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Major League Baseball and the players' union have agreed to expand their drug program to include random in-season blood testing for human growth hormone and a new test for testosterone, they said on Thursday.</p> <p>The testing will start this season.</p> <p>MLB has been conducting random blood testing for the detection of HGH among minor league players since July 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rpt-baseball-mlb-players-agree-expand-drug-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Androgens Drugs in sport Endocrine system Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:00:45 +0000 5732852 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Baseball-MLB, players agree to expand drug testing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-2-baseball-mlb-players-agree-expand-drug-testing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* HGH and testosterone testing to be used this season</p> <p>* WADA-accredited lab hails toughness of new MLB testing (Adds USADA comment in paras 5-7)</p> <p>By Larry Fine</p> <p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Major League Baseball and the players' union have agreed to expand their drug program to include random in-season blood testing for human growth hormone and a new test for testosterone, they said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-2-baseball-mlb-players-agree-expand-drug-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drugs in sport Endocrine system Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:30:21 +0000 5732871 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Armstrong to admit to doping in Oprah interview - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/cycling-armstrong-admit-doping-oprah-interview-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 12 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong plans to admit to doping throughout his career in an interview with Oprah Winfrey next week, the American cyclist's first interview since being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, USA Today reported on Saturday.</p> <p>But Armstrong, 41, likely will not offer great detail about specific cases and events, the paper said, citing an unidentified source with knowledge of the situation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/cycling-armstrong-admit-doping-oprah-interview-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Drugs in sport Lance Armstrong Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:30:14 +0000 5733590 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Armstrong admission could see sport dropped from Olympics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/cycling-armstrong-admission-could-see-sport-dropped-olympics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 15 (Reuters) - Cycling could be dropped from the Olympic program if Lance Armstrong implicates the sport's governing body of covering up a widespread doping scheme, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound told Reuters on Tuesday.</p> <p>Pound said the IOC might be left with no choice other than to take drastic action if Armstrong proved the International Cycling Union had acted improperly. (Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto; Editing by Julian Linden)</p> American Tour de France stage winners Drugs in sport Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:00:26 +0000 5734987 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Cycling-Armstrong admission could kick sport out of Olympics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-cycling-armstrong-admission-could-kick-sport-out-olymp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>Jan 15 (Reuters) - Cycling could be dropped from the Olympic program if Lance Armstrong implicates the sport's governing body of covering up a widespread doping scheme, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound told Reuters on Tuesday.</p> <p>Pound said the IOC might be left with no choice other than to take drastic action if Armstrong proved the International Cycling Union (UCI) had acted improperly.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-cycling-armstrong-admission-could-kick-sport-out-olymp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drugs in sport Entertainment Olympics Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:15:37 +0000 5735000 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Cycling-UCI independent commission announces public hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-cycling-uci-independent-commission-announces-public-he <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds UCI comment)</p> <p>By Julien Pretot</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The International Cycling Union's (UCI) independent commission inquiry into allegations made against the world governing body during the Lance Armstrong scandal will hold a public hearing into setting up a "truth and reconciliation" process.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-cycling-uci-independent-commission-announces-public-he" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Drugs in sport Lance Armstrong Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:01:14 +0000 5735261 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Pound expects no apologies from Armstrong http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/cycling-pound-expects-no-apologies-armstrong <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>Jan 16 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong may be ready to admit to doping and say sorry for his actions but his old nemesis, former-World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) chief Dick Pound, does not expect any apologies coming his way.</p> <p>"I doubt it very much," Pound told Reuters. "But if he did I guess if I thought he meant it, I might (accept it), I mean what's done is done."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/cycling-pound-expects-no-apologies-armstrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Dick Pound Drugs in sport Lance Armstrong Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:15:21 +0000 5735400 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-WADA slams UCI ahead of Armstrong interview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/cycling-wada-slams-uci-ahead-armstrong-interview <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - Doping and cycling officials were embroiled in a feud over who was to blame for widespread doping within the sport just hours Lance Armstrong breaks his silence over his alleged drug use in a television interview on Thursday.</p> <p>In a scathing attack, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chief John Fahey blasted the International Cycling Union (UCI), calling the independent commission set up by the governing body to look into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in cycling a "useless exercise."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/cycling-wada-slams-uci-ahead-armstrong-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Doping Drugs in sport Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 01:30:03 +0000 5735914 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 2-Cycling-Armstrong admits doping in "toxic" tale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-cycling-armstrong-finally-confesses-doping <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Armstrong ends years of denials, admits drug use</p> <p>* American says he never felt like a cheat</p> <p>* Offers to co-operate with doping authorities (Adds reaction)</p> <p>By Julian Linden</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong ended years of vehement denial on Thursday by finally coming clean and admitting he had cheated his way to a record seven Tour de France titles with systematic use of banned, performance-enhancing drugs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-cycling-armstrong-finally-confesses-doping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Doping Drugs in sport Entertainment Lance Armstrong Medicine Road bicycle racing Social Issues Sports Tour de France Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 02:30:20 +0000 5735924 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey goes on air http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/blank-headline-received-37 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - The much anticipated airing of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey began broadcast at 9 p.m. ET (0200 GMT) on the talk show host's cable network OWN.</p> <p>In the two-part interview, also being streamed live online to a global audience, cancer survivor Armstrong is expected to confess to using performance-enhancing drugs during a career in which he won the Tour de France seven times.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/blank-headline-received-37" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drugs in sport Entertainment Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 02:30:21 +0000 5735925 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Cycling-Performance enhancing drugs used in sports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/factbox-cycling-performance-enhancing-drugs-used-sports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong's confession that he cheated in international cycling races acknowledges that he used a cocktail of performance-enhancing drugs to try to boost red blood cells, improve strength and stamina, and mask his cheating from anti-doping authorities.</p> <p>Here are details of some of the drugs commonly used in sports doping.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/factbox-cycling-performance-enhancing-drugs-used-sports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drugs in sport Health Medicine Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 04:00:04 +0000 5735939 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Armstrong must now confess under oath: USADA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/cycling-armstrong-must-now-confess-under-oath-usada <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong finally confessed his doping sins to talk show host Oprah Winfrey on Thursday but the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has now challenged the disgraced cyclist to do the same under oath.</p> <p>USADA, who exposed the seven-times Tour de France winner as a drug cheat, said in a statement that Armstrong's admission to a worldwide television audience was a good first step but that the 41-year-old needed to do more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/cycling-armstrong-must-now-confess-under-oath-usada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Drugs in sport Entertainment Lance Armstrong Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 06:15:19 +0000 5735964 at http://www.globalpost.com