| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:39 AM
(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a
columnist for Reuters.)
By Nicholas Wapshott
Dec 10 (Reuters) - The glitches that have dogged the
government's universal healthcare site have cast a dark shadow
over the presidency and over the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:27 AM
* Drug fights most common muscle wasting disease in over 50s
* Currently no approved medicines to treat rare condition
* BYM338 blocks pathway that regulates muscle growth
* Concern it may be used for doping by athletes
By Caroline Copley
| Nov 28, 2013
| 9:14 PM
WELLINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - New Zealand will ramp up its fight against corruption in sport by implementing greater information sharing among government and sporting bodies to stamp out potential match-fixing, doping and illegal activity, the country'...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:36 PM
Lindsey Vonn will skip the World Cup ski races next week in Beaver Creek, Colo., as she recovers from a downhill training crash in which she partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her surgically repaired right knee.
The reigning Olympic...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:51 PM
People who follow the endless saga of doping in sports know there's one hard-and-fast rule: Any time a big name gets whacked, the quality of public debate on the issue plummets.
That's certainly true of the case of Yankees third-baseman Alex Rodriguez,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Juan Manuel Marquez said he has provided four samples to drug testers in advance of his Saturday night welterweight title fight against Palm Springs’ unbeaten champion Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas.
“I don’t have any problem,”...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:44 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - You can define Jacques Rogge’s 12 years as International Olympic Committee president simply by the numbers, which befits a man whose public personality is as serious and dispassionate as a balance sheet.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Duplicate tests have confirmed that five Jamaican athletes -- including marquee sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson -- were caught with banned substances in their systems.
The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission said the athletes’ second samples...
| Aug 23, 2013
In the wake of numerous failed drug tests, the World Anti-Doping Agency has threatened to expel Jamaica from the Olympics if the country does not strengthen its monitoring system.
A handful of athletes from the island nation -- including marquee ...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:02 PM
The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday praised Major League Baseball for its suspension of three-time American League most valuable player Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees through the 2014 season.
WADA Director General David Howman...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The NBA and its leaders are once again strangely and suspiciously silent — just as they've been throughout the entire scandal-scarred steroid era of professional sports.
Then again, it's difficult to talk when you have your head buried neck-deep...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:38 AM
As Major League Baseball opened its historic Monday of drug suspensions with 12 players reportedly accepting 50-game suspensions -- and with discipline of the game’s active home run leader, Alex Rodriguez, likely still to come -- a scientist laid...