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Certify became the first of the Godolphin 22 to return from a steroid ban and win when taking the Group Two Cape Verdi at Meydan.

Sylvia Schenk brandishes a copy of her report into corruption

The Last Word: Match-fixing must be fought as fiercely in sport as doping

In countries where players face intimidation, the problem is

Australia will phase out steroids

The Australian Racing Board announced a ban on anabolic steroids yesterday.

Tour of Britain: Mark Cavendish’s lone attack backfires badly

There was more disappointment for Mark Cavendish on Monday after Gerald Ciolek claimed a dramatic sprint victory in the second stage of the Tour of Britain as he pipped Ireland’s Sam Bennett to the finish line in Kendal to become the new race leader.

Marin Cilic is one guy who is definitely going places

Marin Cilic suspended for nine months over banned stimulant

The Croatian will be able to return in February next month

'Players need clarity in Marin Cilic drug-test case,' says Andy Murray

Andy Murray has called for more clarity in the conduct of drugs cases, as sources here in Umag revealed that Marin Cilic, Croatia's best player, is attending a hearing in London today after failing a test earlier this summer.

Pat McQuaid (left) has accused Brian Cookson’s camp of smearing him

'Gangster politics' row in UCI race between Pat McQuaid and Brian Cookson

The International Cycling Union president, Pat McQuaid, has accused his rival in this month's election, Britain's Brian Cookson, of indulging in "gangster politics" following the latest string of allegations of corruption at the UCI.

London 2012’s Olympic Cauldron

Five issues that will define the Thomas Bach era as the IOC president

The German was today elected the replacement to Jacques Rogge

Thomas Bach is the man to beat in Tuesday's election

Golden fencer Thomas Bach has the edge in Oympic president race

Thomas Bach has been fencing since he was a five-year-old growing up in Bavaria. It appears to have equipped him perfectly for the cut and thrust of sporting politics that leaves the 59-year-old as the man to beat in Tuesday’s election to succeed Jacques Rogge as president of the International Olympic Committee.

Jacque Rogge

Departing president Jacques Rogge set the tone for Olympic Movement’s quiet revolution against doping and for equality

Reserved Belgian bows out as president on Tuesday night and should be proud of his fight against doping and for equality at the Olympics

A flame on the Olympic cauldron, which was used at the 1964 Games in Tokyo, is relit in celebration

Japan’s clean hands on doping key in winning the 2020 Games for Tokyo

Istanbul and Madrid swept aside as IOC members choose the safe option

Nevin Yanit has been banned for two years for doping by the Turkish Athletics Federation

Nevin Yanit banned for two years for doping

Nevin Yanit, the European 100m hurdles champion, has been banned for two years for doping by the Turkish Athletics Federation.

The News Matrix: Monday 26 August 2013

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Tyson Gay celebrates after winning the Men's 100 m event during the Diamond League Athletics meeting

Steroid found in sample of banned US sprinter Tyson Gay

Details emerge of substance that led to ban

Asafa Powell has blamed his failed test on a supplement

Robin Scott-Elliot: Athletics risks being dragged down by lack of speedy action over Jamaica's drugs scandal

It is the question every athlete or cyclist who achieves something out of the ordinary will be asked for now and probably ever more: Are you clean? Did you run the 100m at lightning speed without illegal aid? Did you scale that mountain dancing on your pedals without an unnatural high?

Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar has dismissed accusations of doping

Coach Alberto Salazar rejects Mo Farah doping slurs

Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar has dismissed accusations of doping made against the British long-distance runner.

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