GRAND JUNCTION — As the respected and winning new coach for the Colorado Mesa University cycling team, Rick Crawford has been adamant in his message warning his athletes to stay away from doping. But more than a decade ago, when Crawford was coaching professional cyclist Levi Leipheimer, he was the one who would make drug runs to Mexico to buy the banned performance-enhancing drug EPO for Leipheimer.
Father and coach to European indoor 60m hurdles bronze medallist Christina Vukicevi, Petar Vukicevic, has been suspended by the athletic federation of Norway after it was revealed that he had sent doping-related emails to Slovenian coach Srdjan Djordjevic.
Seeking re-election amid fallout from the Lance Armstrong doping affair, UCI President Pat McQuaid insisted on Monday that the high-profile case should not be an issue in the campaign. McQuaid's opponent, British federation leader Brian Cookson, has offered cycling a fresh start after the damaging case fuelled claims the International Cycling Union protected Armstrong from doping allegations during his 1999-2005 run of Tour de France wins.
Ryan Braun, the American baseball left fielder and third baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball, ended his silence and spoke to media for the first time since he accepted a season-ending suspension of 65 games for violating Major League Baseball’s anti-drug agreement.
Natalia Lovtsova became the third Russian swimmer to be banned for doping in two days on Saturday when she was found guilty of breaching anti-doping regulations by the country's anti-doping agency, RUSADA. Lovtsova, 24, a member of the Russian 4x100-meter freestyle relay team at last year's London Olympics, was banned for 2 1/2 years starting from Nov. 30, 2012, the agency said on its website.
Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen has told anti-doping authorities Saxo-Tinkoff manager Bjarne Riis knew about widespread doping in his team, but the manager is unlikely to face disciplinary action, a newspaper wrote Thursday. Rasmussen had told anti-doping authorities that Riis had "full knowledge of the widespread use of doping substances in his cycling team", citing "several sources with knowledge of the matter," daily Politiken reported.
NRL axe poised to fall on Cronulla Sharks as NRL doping investigation reaches crucial day | thetelegraph.com.au NRL boss Dave Smith has determined his wish list of punishments against Cronulla, having spent last weekend studying an Integrity Unit report into the club's controversial 2011 supplement program.
In brief: Team Sky rider denies doping - Independent.ie Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has vehemently denied any wrongdoing after the International Cycling Union opened disciplinary proceedings over alleged doping by the British Team Sky rider.