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WADA and WHO sign agreement in bid to improve global anti-doping efforts

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed an agreement

which will see the bodies work more closely in a bid to tackle doping within sport.

following the signing WADA President Bańka described it as "a watershed moment that will benefit anti-doping




North Korea enjoying no "special treatment" at Hangzhou 2022, claim organisers

  • Hangzhou 2022

Organisers of the Asian Games here have claimed that athletes from North Korea are not enjoying "special treatment" after ending their long hiatus from the global sporting stage.

s flag at the Games has caused controversy as it is contrary to sanctions imposed by the World Anti-Doping

Olympic and Paralympic Games as a consequence to making the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Anti-Doping

Committee non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code in 2021.The North Korean flag continues to fly



Exclusive: WADA chasing Indian athletics authorities for answers after mass withdrawal

  • Athletics

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has contacted athletics organisations in India to determine what

taken following a junior race where seven of eight starters failed to show up due to the presence of doping

100 metres at the Delhi State Athletics Championships was subject to an exodus after word that anti-doping

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi to carry out an age test for the event.WADA is already wary of doping

as it ranked the country second in the world, behind only Russia, in its list of the number of anti-doping

WADA spokesperson told insidethegames.WADA ranks India as the second-worst country, behind Russia, for doping

also saw a girl in the junior steeplechase continue to run even after crossing the finish line as anti-doping


South Korean football boss fumes at referee after heavy defeat to North Korea at Hangzhou 2022

  • Hangzhou 2022

South Korean head coach Colin Bell slammed the referee after his side suffered a 4-1 defeat to North Korea in the quarter-finals of the women’s football tournament at the Asian Games here.

have deteriorated since then.The presence of North Korea's flag at the Games goes against World Anti-Doping

Agency's ruling having declared the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Anti-Doping Committee (DPRK


Adekoya pips Naser to Asian Games glory after duo return from doping bans

  • Hangzhou 2022

here just months after the two Nigerian-born Bahraini sprinters returned to the track after serving doping

Integrity Unit stripped Adekoya of her two golds from Jakarta Palembang 2018 and handed down a four-year doping

hold on for the victory in 50.66sec.Kemi Adekoya, who has recently returned from serving a four-year doping


North Korea’s weightlifters claim five world records on sensational Asian Games return

  • Weightlifting

North Korea made a spectacular return to international weightlifting when its top women broke five world records, won two gold medals and defeated Olympic and world champions from China, during the Asian Games.

World Championships in Saudi Arabia too.No North Koreans have been subject to out-of-competition anti-doping

other International Federations.The International Testing Agency (ITA), which carries out all anti-doping

has voted through a new policy to exclude countries where "it is not possible to conduct free anti-doping


Russia and Belarus return set to be discussed at IOC International Athletes' Forum

  • Olympics

The return of Russian and Belarusian athletes to international sport as individual neutrals is set to be discussed at the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) International Athletes' Forum in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

representatives from equivalent bodies in Organising Committees for future Olympics, the World Anti-Doping


Russia and Belarus set to compete as neutrals at Paris 2024 Paralympics

  • Paris 2024

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has voted to partially suspend the National Paralympic Committees (NPC) of Russia and Belarus, allowing their athletes to compete as neutrals at Paris 2024.

compete under the RPC banner at Tokyo 2020 because of sanctions of the country for the state-sponsored doping

Russian athletes competed under the RPC banner at Tokyo 2020 because of sanctions for the state-sponsored doping


North Korea fields maximum Asian Games team on long-awaited weightlifting return

  • Hangzhou 2022

China’s dominant weightlifting team will not know what sort of challenge to expect from North Korea at the Asian Games because their rivals have not lifted in international competition since December 2019.

At the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta Palembang, from which China was excluded because of historic doping


Exclusive: Athletics Federation of India to investigate dropouts caused by doping officials' presence

  • Athletics

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) President Adille Sumariwalla is set to launch an investigation after he returns home here from the Asian Games into a race that saw seven athletes withdraw shortly before it started. 

Championships was won by sole competitor Lalit Kumar due to the exodus that occurred after word got out of anti-doping

There is no rule set by WADA [the World Anti-Doping Agency] by which we can actually take action on the

Sumariwalla claimed it is highly unlikely that an Indian athletics competitor will return a positive doping

  Hangzhou 2022's anti-doping operations are being carried out by the International Testing

Afsal.India is ranked second in the world, behind only Russia, in WADA's list of the number of anti-doping


Afghan boxer provisionally banned after positive drugs test at Hangzhou 2022

  • Hangzhou 2022

Afghan boxer Mohammad Khaibar Nooristani has become the first athlete to be announced as failing a drugs test at the Asian Games here.

substances are anabolic steroids which can be used to enhance performance and are both on the World Anti-Doping

The matter will thereafter be referred to the Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

or adjudication under the OCA [Olympic Council of Asia] Anti-Doping Rules," a statement from the ITA

Mongolia's Tuguldur Byambatsogt on September 25.It is the first time the ITA is supporting the anti-doping