Simona Halep, a two-time Grand Slam champion currently ranked #9, was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Integrity Agency on Oct. 21, 2022 following a positive test for roxadustat during the US Open. She faces up to a four-year ban from tennis.
An unnamed minor Russian tennis player was banned for nine months (retroactively dating from Mar. 5, 2022 through Dec. 4, 2022). The teen may not compete or attend games organized by tennis’ governing bodies. The player tested positive for meldonium, the same drug for which fellow Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova was banned for two years in 2016.
As of the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan, there have been 442 positive doping tests, resulting in the loss of 173 medals (57 gold, 66 silver, and 50 bronze) over 28 Games in 52 years. Explore positive doping results by Games, country, sport, and drug(s) or drug offense.
The World Anti-Doping Agency stated: “[F]ollowing receipt of requests from a number of stakeholders, the ExCo [Executive Committee] endorsed the decision of the List Expert Advisory Group to initiate in 2022 a scientific review of the status of cannabis. Cannabis is currently prohibited in competition and will continue to be in 2022.”
American Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson won the women’s 100-meter race at the US track and field trials in June 2021.
The runner tested positive for nandrolone in Dec. 2020. She claims the result is a false positive due to her consumption of a pork burrito containing offal.
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Over 50 years of drug testing (27 Games) at the Olympics there have been 433 positive doping tests, resulting in the loss of 169 medals (57 gold, 62 silver, and 50 bronze). Explore positive doping tests by Games, country, sport, and drug(s) or drug offenses.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland halved Russia’s doping ban from four to two years.
On Dec. 4, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act. The act will allow the federal government to impose criminal sanctions on people involved in doping at major international sporting events with American athletes, sponsors, and broadcasters.
As the coronavirus reduced doping tests by almost 98%, athletes reported drug use on an anonymous survey: almost 10% using PEDs and 4% using marijuana.
Olympic athletes have volunteered for a pilot virtual drug testing program using kits sent in the mail and video chats.
Among other changes, players will no longer be suspended for a positive marijuana test.
On Monday, prosecutors indicted horse trainers, veterinarians, and drug distributors for their roles in giving performance-enhancing drugs to racehorses to win prize money.
The Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for 2020 includes some players accused of using steroids during their careers. Should they be allowed in the Hall of Fame? Read pros and cons from experts.