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Doping: Putin says WADA leaks raise a lot of questions

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IOC chief urges U.S. golf tour to fall in line with WADA

IOC chief urges U.S. golf tour to fall in line with WADA

By Martyn Herman

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 18 (Reuters) – Golf was urged to fully adhere to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code on Saturday by the IOC president who moreover said players must accept Olympic-standard testing in the build-up to Rio 2016.

Next year's Games in Brazil will see golf return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.

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AP Analysis: NFL HGH blood-testing setup has flaws

AP Analysis: NFL HGH blood-testing setup has flaws

The piece of paper taped to Tennessee Titans center Brian Schwenke's locker carried a message that 40 of the more than 1,600 players in the NFL moreover were supposed to obtain that week:

''You have randomly been selected by the NFL drug-testing program's Medical Advisor to complete a urine doping test AND HGH blood test today. Please report to the drug testing area immediately to complete the drug test.''

So Schwenke broke away from the daily routine at the Titans' headquarters, grabbed an ID & headed to have his blood drawn, just as others around the league have been doing since one month ago Thursday. That's when the NFL instituted a test for human growth hormone – a test experts say is almost impossible to fail.

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Players to be schooled on Games' anti-doping policy

Players to be schooled on Games' anti-doping policy

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Golfers who are policed by an anti-doping code on the PGA Tour that is viewed by critics as too opaque will have to adapt to a much more transparent program if they qualify to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Unlike the International Golf Federation (IGF), which will administer golf's reappearance as an Olympic sport after an absence of more than a century, the PGA Tour is not a signatory to the code implemented by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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Players to be schooled on Games' anti-doping policy

Players to be schooled on Games' anti-doping policy

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Golfers who are policed by an anti-doping code on the PGA Tour that is viewed by critics as too opaque will have to adapt to a much more transparent program if they qualify to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Unlike the International Golf Federation (IGF), which will administer golf's reappearance as an Olympic sport after an absence of more than a century, the PGA Tour is not a signatory to the code implemented by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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Rio faces 'big challenge' to build credible doping lab

Rio faces 'big challenge' to build credible doping lab

By Anna McIntosh

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Brazilian authorities face a 'big challenge' to build a credible doping lab in time for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the head of the Swiss anti-doping lab, Martial Saugy, said on Tuesday.

Saugy's lab is responsible for testing samples during next year's soccer World Cup in Brazil after the Rio lab was stripped of its WADA license to test for banned substances last year.

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Olympics-Rio faces 'big challenge' to build credible doping lab

Olympics-Rio faces 'big challenge' to build credible doping lab

By Anna McIntosh

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Brazilian authorities face a 'big challenge' to build a credible doping lab in time for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the head of the Swiss anti-doping lab, Martial Saugy, said on Tuesday.

Saugy's lab is responsible for testing samples during next year's soccer World Cup in Brazil after the Rio lab was stripped of its WADA licence to test for banned substances last year.

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Olympics-Mixed martial arts will be an Olympic sport, say UFC

Olympics-Mixed martial arts will be an Olympic sport, say UFC

By Patrick Johnston

SINGAPORE, Aug 30 (Reuters) – As mixed martial arts grapples for recognition as a mainstream sport, the powerbrokers behind its surge in popularity are adamant inclusion in the Olympic Games is close to becoming a reality.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) managing director Asia Pacific Mark Fischer told Reuters that an Olympic place might only be 20 years away thanks to the work of his organisation in growing the sport & the introduction of the fledgling International Mixed Martial Arts Federation.

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Mixed martial arts will be an Olympic sport, say UFC

Mixed martial arts will be an Olympic sport, say UFC

By Patrick Johnston

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – As mixed martial arts grapples for recognition as a mainstream sport, the powerbrokers behind its surge in popularity are adamant inclusion in the Olympic Games is close to becoming a reality.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) managing director Asia Pacific Mark Fischer told Reuters that an Olympic place might only be 20 years away thanks to the work of his organization in growing the sport & the introduction of the fledgling International Mixed Martial Arts Federation.

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