• Swimming-China's Chen banned for two years for doping at Rio
    Reuters

    Swimming-China's Chen banned for two years for doping at Rio

    Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has been banned for two years after failing a drug test at the Rio Olympics, the sport's governing body (FINA) said. Chen finished fourth in the women's 100 meters butterfly at Rio but did not start in the 50m freestyle heats after Chinese state media reported she

  • Column: Clean Olympians deserve a proper medal ceremony
    The Associated Press

    Column: Clean Olympians deserve a proper medal ceremony

    Adam Nelson received his Olympic gold medal in the food court at Atlanta's airport. As more startling revelations came out Friday in the Russian doping scandal and an almost daily lineup of cheating athletes are nabbed through improved testing methods, the International Olympic Committee needs to

  • Gretzky backs NHL concussion spotter program
    The Associated Press

    Gretzky backs NHL concussion spotter program

    Wayne Gretzky applauded the use of centralized concussion spotters as part of the NHL's effort to better protect players. ''When I played - one of my kids asked me if I ever got a concussion - I can honestly tell you I don't even know,'' said Gretzky, who was representing the

  • Report: Russian doping involved over 1,000 athletes
    The Associated Press

    Report: Russian doping involved over 1,000 athletes

    Russia's sports reputation was ripped apart again Friday when a new report into systematic doping detailed a vast ''institutional conspiracy'' that covered more than 1,000 athletes in over 30 sports and corrupted the drug-testing system at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics. The findings