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New test detects growth hormone doping


September 17th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A new test, developed by three universities, can successfully detect growth hormone doping in sporting events.On Sep 8, the International Paralympic Committee had announced a ... Read more...

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Jamaica defends its anti-doping programme


August 18th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 18 (IANS/CMC) The Jamaica Anti Doping Commission (JADCO) has rejected claims by the former chief of the world anti doping agency (WADA), Dick Pound who suggested that the ... Read more...

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Pound’s drug remark about Jamaican athletes rubbished


August 15th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 15 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCo) has rubbished a claim by International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound that it is difficult to test Jamaican athletes because they ... Read more...

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British Olympic chief defends Chinese swimmer Ye


July 31st, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Colin Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA), has spoken out in defence of 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen against doping suspicions.Ye's swim in ... Read more...

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Over 100 athletes got London doping bans: WADA


July 26th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The most stringent drug checks in Olympic history have led to the ban of 107 athletes from the London Games, the World Anti-Doping Agency ... Read more...

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Cuba’s Olympic athletes declared free of doping


July 12th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 12 (IANS) The entire 110-member Cuban contingent of athletes heading to the 2012 London Olympic Games has been declared "free of illegal (performance-enhancing) substances" by Cuba's National Anti-Doping ... Read more...

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Dope cheats must withdraw from Olympics: WADA


July 11th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, July 11 (IANS) Doping athletes should withdraw from the upcoming London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA) has warned.WADA president John Fahey sent ... Read more...

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Uganda athletes undergo doping test ahead of Olympics


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, July 3 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has carried out doping tests for body enhancing substances on Ugandan athletes heading to the Olympics in London this month.Dennis Galabuzi, ... Read more...

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Rahul Sharma vows to give up cricket if found guilty (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Jallandhar, May 21 (IANS) Pune Warriors' players Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell claimed Monday that they don't use drugs and they were at the wrong place at the wrong time ... Read more...

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Was at the wrong place at wrong time: Parnell


May 21st, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Pune Warriors' South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell claimed Monday that he doesn't do drugs and was at the wrong place at the wrong time when ... Read more...

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Pumping groundwater may cause rise in sea level: Study


May 9th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, May 9 (IANS) A new study calculates that by 2050, groundwater pumping will cause a global sea level rise of about 0.8 mm per year.Pumping groundwater for irrigation, drinking ... Read more...

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London 2012 anti-doping laboratory receives seal of approval


April 24th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) The London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) Tuesday received accreditation for its Anti-Doping Laboratory. The accreditation, granted by the World Anti-Doping ... Read more...

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Hockey keeper Adrian D’Souza tests positive for banned substance (Lead, correcting last para)


April 13th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Former India hockey goalkeeper Adrian D'Souza has tested positive for a banned substance in the tests conducted by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) during the World ... Read more...

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Hockey keeper Adrian D’Souza tests positive for banned substance


April 13th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Former India hockey goalkeeper Adrian D'Souza has tested positive for a banned substance in the tests conducted by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) during the World ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

BOA recommends changes to world anti-doping code


April 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) has "followed the wrong course" and should return to four-year sanctions for drug cheats, according to the British Olympic Association (BOA).BOA ... Read more...

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High court’s interim relief for banned quarter-milers


March 30th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court in an interim order Friday directed the central government to immediately allow the four banned quarter-milers preparing for the 2012 London ... Read more...

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SAI official in trouble for allowing banned athletes to train


March 26th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The inquiry committee, set-up by Sports Minister Ajay Maken to go into the circumstances in which athletes undergoing a doping ban were allowed to train ... Read more...

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Avoid meat before Olympics, China tells its athletes


March 15th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China has advised its athletes against eating meat before the 2012 London Olympics as it may contain the banned substance clenbuterol, Russian anti-doping agency Rusada ... Read more...

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How to revive romance in marriage? Take tips from experts!


February 12th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Did you shelve love after marriage? Experts suggest that this Valentine's Day, with some planning, time management and surprises, couples can rekindle romance and brush ... Read more...

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Alberto Contador to lose his Tour de France title


February 6th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madrid, Feb 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Spanish Tour de France champ Alberto Contador has been stripped of the title by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Contador was found guilty of using banned ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Kids to present demands to president


November 20th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A 10-day yatra organised by a group of 36 children, nine of them physically-challenged, culminated in the capital Sunday. The children will now present ... Read more...

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World Kabaddi cup begins in Punjab Nov 1


October 27th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Oct 27 (IANS) The second edition of the World Kabaddi Cup will get under way in Punjab Nov 1, with teams from 12 countries besides hosts India participating, Deputy ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Planning Commission to focus on social inclusion: Montek


October 17th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Planning Commission is committed to social inclusion while stressing on growth as one of the aspects of the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), its ... Read more...

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Sports bill: Contentious whereabouts clause removed


October 17th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A clause requiring athletes to state their whereabouts to enable dope tests has been excluded from the revised draft of the National Sports Development Bill ... Read more...

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Former cricketers wants BCCI to abide by sports bill


August 30th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Former Indian cricketers Tuesday supported the sports ministry's move to bring the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) under the purview of the ... Read more...

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Athletics body transfers Mandeep, Juana dope cases to NADA


July 20th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Wednesday transferred the dope cases of quarter-milers Mandeep Kaur and Juana Murmu to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).The disciplinary ... Read more...

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Dope tainted runners Mandeep and Juana’s hearing adjourned


July 15th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The disciplinary panel of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Friday adjourned the hearing into the doping cases of quarter-milers Mandeep Kaur and Juana Murmu ... Read more...

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Snails can survive the digestive system of birds


July 12th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Japan, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Japanese scientists have reported that snails can survive the digestive system of birds. The study which was carried out by researchers from Tohoku University identified that ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Government mulling new law to curb doping menace: Maken


July 11th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Monday that the government was planning to table a new law in the monsoon session of the Parliament to ... Read more...

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I am innocent, says Ashwini Akkunji


July 7th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) India's dope tainted quartermiler Ashwini Akkunji, who won 4x400 metres relay gold in the Commonwealth and the Asian Games, Thursday pleaded innocence and laid the ... Read more...

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SAI notice to coaches, doctor at NIS Patiala


July 7th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Thursday issued a showcause notice to two athletics coaches and a doctor at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) ... Read more...

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Four NIS officials removed, NADA to test food supplements (Lead)


July 6th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) A day after Sports Minister Ajay Maken vowed to clean up the system in the wake of the doping scandal, heads have started rolling. The ... Read more...

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Mandeep denies dope taint, confident of bouncing back


July 3rd, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, July 3 (IANS) India's leading female quarter-miler Mandeep Kaur, who failed a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) dope test, Sunday said she is innocent and hopeful of getting a clean ... Read more...

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IOA demands judicial inquiry in doping scandal


July 1st, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Acting president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Vijay Kumar Malhotra Friday demanded a judicial enquiry into the doping case of six athletes and questioned ... Read more...

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India’s athletes Mandeep, Juana fail dope tests, suspended (Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) India's leading quarter-miler female runners Mandeep Kaur and Juana Murmu were suspended for testing positive for anabolic agents in an out-of-competition test conducted by the ... Read more...

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