Olympic Association Says Ye Shiwen is “Clean”

Following veiled accusations from U.S. swim coach John Leonard that Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen had used illicit performance-enhacing drugs to win her record-breaking gold medal on Saturday, many in the industry have risen to her...

Doping Accusations Dog Chinese Swim Champion

With the London Olympics underway, the first doping scandal of the games seems to have hit and it involves 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen. Ye won a gold on Saturday after making record time in the 400 meter medley,...

Another Chinese Athlete Is Barred for Life After Drug Test

From New York Times: For the second time in less than a week, Chinese authorities announced that one of their Olympic athletes had tested positive for a banned substance and was subsequently barred from his sport for life. The...

China Promises Life Bans for Drugs Cheats

From The Times: While China’s massive investment in improving its elite athletics looks like foundering against a backdrop of poor coaching and dwindling optimism, the country once damned with allegations about doping has...

D.E.A. Exposes a Steroid Web With China Tie – Duff Wilson and Michael S. Schmidt

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency reports that 99% of illegal steroids are made from drugs originating in China: Federal authorities said yesterday that they had exposed a sprawling underground distribution network for steroids, human growth hormone and other illicit bodybuilding drugs supplied by 37 companies in China. The operation revealed a much wider, more diffuse […]

Anti-doping Chief Raps China Over Drugs – AP

From the AP: The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday said China was exporting performance enhancing drugs and said it had a special responsibility as the host of the next Olympiad to step up its anti-doping controls. WADA chairman Dick Pound said China was among “many countries” that have been identified as sources […]

China puts glory before honour at National Games – Reuters

From Reuters, via The many controversies which marred China’s National Games have raised pointed questions about sportsmanship and athletic priorities as the country prepares for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. From doping to thrown matches to biased judging, the domestic “mini-Olympics” that ended on Sunday in eastern Jiangsu province was riddled with embarrassments blamed by […]

Swimming: China’s missing children

From the Times: The plot is as horrifying as it is simple. One hundred of China’s most talented junior swimmers are gathered together for a test day in Beijing in late 2001 after the city won the right to stage the 2008 Games. Fifty are chosen to remain there with the national team under the […]

AP: China says 17 athletes punished for doping

From : “China punished 17 athletes last year for using performance-enhancing drugs, imposing penalties that ranged from fines to competition bans of up to two years, the government said Monday. China carried out 4,003 drug tests on athletes in 2004, the Chinese Olympic Committee anti-doping office said in an announcement reported by the official […]



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