Olympics doping

Back in the Swim

The Financial Times profiles 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen, who won gold at the London Olympics amid widespread, but unproven, accusations of doping: The responses and statements of Chinese athletes can get lost in...

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,...

China’s Anti-doping Body Conducts 5,007 Drug Tests

China’s anti-doping authorities say they have embarked on the country’s most ambitious and comprehensive drug testing program ahead of the Olympics. From ABC News, Australia. The Olympic motto is “Faster Higher...

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...

Chinese Swimmer Banned Following Positive Drugs Test

Chinese swimmer Ouyang Kunpeng has tested positive for steroids and will, along with his coach, be banned from competition for life. The announcement is a “public relations disaster” for Beijing, reports Richard...

China Tags Drugs to Prevent Athletes From Misuse

China moves to take “Gee, I didn’t know it was banned” out of the doped-up Olympic athlete’s bag of excuses. From Xinhua: Drugstores were told not to sell such medicine without tags that read...

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