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  • Tom Danielson tests positive for synthetic testosterone

    PARIS (AP) — American cyclist Tom Danielson tested positive for synthetic testosterone in an out-of-competition test last month and was immediately suspended by his team on Monday.

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  • American Danielson suspended after positive test

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - American rider Tom Danielson has been suspended by his Cannondale-Garmin team after testing positive for synthetic testosterone but he denies taking a banned substance. The team issued a statement on Monday saying Danielson had returned an "adverse analytical A…

  • Russia won't act on dope claims before Beijing championship

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy and Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Athletic Federation will not act on allegations of widespread doping among its sports stars before the world athletics championships in Beijing later this month, the acting head of the body, Vadim Zelichenok, told Reuters on…

  • Quintana to ride in Vuelta after 2nd place at Tour de France

    MADRID (AP) — Movistar cycling team says Tour de France runner-up Nairo Quintana will race in the Spanish Vuelta.

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  • Cycling team blames race organizers for San Sebastian crash

    BMC Racing Team is blaming organizers and the sport's governing body after cyclist Greg Van Avermaet was taken out by a race motorbike while leading the Clasica San Sebastian, the latest in a string of accidents that have knocked out riders for the U.S.-based team. Van Avermaet had attacked on the…

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  • Cycling-Drucker sprints to RideLondon-Surrey classic win

    (Adds quotes) LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Luxembourg's Jean-Pierre Drucker sprinted to victory in the 200km RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday, the BMC rider edging out Dutchman Mike Teunissen and Briton Ben Swift. With the peloton, which included seven UCI WorldTour teams, shredded in the Surrey…

  • IAAF takes doping claims 'extremely seriously' says presidential candidate Coe

    Sebastian Coe, a candidate to run world athletic's governing body, said the organization would take fresh allegations of doping "extremely seriously", after a newspaper and a broadcaster said leaked data showed evidence of mass doping in the sport. "In response to today's media reports, I know that…

  • Kenya dismisses athletics doping reports as smear campaign

    By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's athletics body said on Sunday that media reports alleging doping among its runners were a smear campaign ahead of world championships in Beijing. Of the 800, 77 were Kenyan athletes according the reports. Athletics Kenya (AK) said claims of widespread…

  • Athletics roiled by mass doping allegations after blood test leak

    (Edits) * WADA orders investigation * More than 800 "abnormal" test results - reports citing leak * Athletes with suspicious results won 146 top medals, 55 golds By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Endurance runners suspected of doping have been winning a third of Olympic and world…

  • U.S. anti-doping chief unaware of Americans in damaging report

    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A "thorough and aggressive review" needs to be done to protect clean athletes from "gangsters" after a blockbuster report surfaced alleging widespread doping in athletics, the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Sunday. Britain's Sunday Times…

  • Athletics-Leaked IAAF data reveals hundreds of abnormal blood tests - report

    Athletics looks set to be plunged into a new doping crisis after IAAF test data leaked to two news organisations showed hundreds of suspect samples from athletes, including Olympic and world championship medallists, the BBC reported on Sunday. Britain's Sunday Times newspaper and German broadcaster…

  • Russia links new doping scandal to race for top athletics post

    Russia's sports minister dismissed allegations that more than 400 Russian athletes were suspected of taking banned performance enhancing drugs, linking the media reports to upcoming elections for athletics' ruling body. Britain's Sunday Times newspaper and German broadcaster ARD/WDR said they were…

  • Cycling-American Danielson fails doping test

    American Tom Danielson has revealed he failed a doping test for synthetic testosterone but the Cannondale-Garmin rider denies taking a banned substance. "While I was eating dinner with my team the night before Tour of Utah I received a call from USADA notifying me that a out of competition test I…