LAUSANNE: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), world sport's highest court, on Thursday reduced a ban imposed on Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which had banished the country from the international stage for systematic doping, from four to two years.

Despite the reduction, Russia as a nation is still barred from next year's rearranged Tokyo Olympics, the Beijing Winter Games 2022, and the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Russia has also been disallowed from hosting international events during the ban period.

Dec 17, 2020 18:12
NEW DELHI: India has pledged $1 million to the World Anti-Doping Agency towards WADA's scientific research budget, which will allow the agency to develop innovative anti-doping testing and detection methods.  The money will also be used to further strengthen WADA's independent Investigations and Intelligence Department.
Jul 22, 2020 18:07
MONTREAL, Canada: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has extended the suspension of the country's National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) by another six months, citing non-conformation to international standards.
Dec 20, 2019 15:12
MONTREAL: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published its fifth annual Anti-Doping Rule Violations’ (ADRVs’) Report, which is the official set of such figures under the World Anti-Doping Code. 
Aug 24, 2019 14:08
NEW DELHI: Grasping the handle provided by the World Anti-Doping Agency's suspension of the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) with both hands, the BCCI is now expressing faux concern over India's dope testing regimen.
Aug 24, 2019 13:08
NEW DELHI: India will file an appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland against the World Anti-Doping Agency's decision to suspend the accreditation of National Dope Testing Laboratory, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Friday. Rijiju said it was disheartening that WADA had taken such a decision after the NDTL had begun a "course correction" of issues faced by it "in the past".
Aug 23, 2019 16:08
NEW DELHI: In what is an embarrassing indictment of India's doping control credentials, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) in New Delhi for a period of up to (emphasis ours) six months.
Aug 07, 2019 19:08
MUMBAI: Arguably the most serious threat in recent times to BCCI's untrammelled functioning style is just not going away as the Sports Ministry has made it clear to the board that there won’t be any exemptions on the issue of implementation of anti-doping laws in cricket, going by a report in Indian Express.
Aug 01, 2019 17:08
NEW DELHI: Two inter-related actions by the Sports Ministry are the clearest indicators yet that the rules of engagement between the government and the Board of Control for Cricket are a-changing (hat tip to Bob Dylan), and how!
May 15, 2019 17:05
MONTREAL, Canada: Poland’s Sport and Tourism Minister Witold Banka is set to become the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after a vote on Tuesday left him as the only remaining candidate.
Mar 18, 2019 13:03
MUMBAI: In a major concession to the global cricket community, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) indicated Monday it was ready to work with the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for the next six months on a trial basis.