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Paralympics - 15 Dec 2004
Bonn, Germany - From 6 to 8 December 2004, the fourth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS IV) took place in Athens, Greece.
Cycling - 15 Dec 2004
<SPAN lang=EN-US>The </SPAN><SPAN>International Cycling Union</SPAN><SPAN lang=EN-US> is extremely happy to be able to welcome the announcement today of the definitive adoption of the Code of Conduct by the 19 UCI ProTeams, written under the aegis of the AIGCP.</SPAN>
Athletics - 06 Dec 2004
Helsinki, Finland - Set up by IAAF Council during the Athens Olympics, the IAAF Anti-Doping Task Force has now made a number of recommendations in an effort to strengthen the IAAF’s fight against doping.
Athletics - 02 Dec 2004
Monte Carlo - In August 2004, the IAAF Council appointed the Doping Review Board to investigate whether evidence exists of the commission of Doping Violations under IAAF Rules by the Greek athletes, Mr Konstantinos Kenteris and Ms Ekatherina Thanou and by their Greek Coach, Mr Christos Tzekos.
Olympics - 01 Dec 2004
The first day of work of the eighth Coordination Commission of the IOC, chaired by Jean Claude Killy, has closed at the Lingotto Congress Center.
Rugby union - 25 Nov 2004
The IRB has put in place an extensive global Out of Competition testing programme to support its already rigid anti-drugs regime in a further effort to keep rugby free from doping.
22 Nov 2004
Montreal, November 21, 2004 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that its Foundation Board has approved a U.S. $1.47 million increase in the expenditure budget for 2005. This is the first such increase in two years and raises WADA's overall budget to $21,705,000. WADA is jointly financed by the Olympic Movement and world governments.
Horse racing - 17 Nov 2004
The FEI held its Bureau Meeting on 15 and 16 November in Buenos Aires (ARG). A major item of consideration was medication control, including the positive test results of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
09 Nov 2004
Montreal, 8 November, 2004 – The Executive Committee and Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will meet respectively Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21, 2004 in Montreal.
Soccer - 07 Oct 2004
At its meeting yesterday, Wednesday, 6 October 2004, the FIFA Executive Committee acted on the suggestions of the Strategic Studies Committee meeting held on 5 October 2004.
Soccer - 06 Oct 2004
Fines of CHF 10,000 each have been imposed on the associations of Italy and the Netherlands while France has been fined CHF 14,500 (France) for failing to adhere to FIFA’s basic stipulations - a suspension of six months plus a fine - in recent judgments of doping cases at their associations. They also received a warning that if they repeated the practice, harsher sanctions would be imposed in future. The FIFA Disciplinary Committee passed these decisions under the chair of Marcel Mathier (Switze
Cycling - 24 Sep 2004
On 21 September, Phonak spokesman Georges Luedinger announced that American cyclist Tyler Hamilton failed a blood anti-doping test during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
22 Sep 2004
Montreal, September 21, 2004 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that its Executive Committee approved the Prohibited List of Substances and Methods for 2005. The new List will be published prior to October 1, 2004, and will go into effect January 1, 2005.
Soccer - 16 Sep 2004
The UEFA Executive Committee, chaired by UEFA President Lennart Johansson, has today (Thursday), concluded its two-day meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria.
10 Sep 2004
Montreal, September 9, 2004 – The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will meet Tuesday, September 21 in Montreal for the second time this year.
Cycling - 08 Sep 2004
The Scottish rider David Millar has notified the UCI of his decision not to contest his disqualification to the time-trial event a the 2003 Hamilton World Championships. The final classification is modified with immediate effect, according to the UCI Regulations as follows
Athletics - 31 Aug 2004
Athens, Greece - As President of the IAAF, I am delighted to be able summarise the athletics competition of these Athens Games in one word – WONDERFUL!
Athletics - 26 Aug 2004
ATHENS – Greece - On 18 August 2004, the IOC Executive Board took a decision to refer the cases of Konstantinos Kenteris, Ekaterini Thanou and Christos Tzekos to the IAAF for further action under IAAF Rules, including possible sanctions.
Cricket - 23 Aug 2004
Players or officials breaching the anti doping policy put in place for September’s ICC Champions Trophy will face bans of up to two years from the game, along with financial penalties the ICC announced today.
American football - 17 Aug 2004
The National Football League (NFL) and the American Football Verband Deutschland (AFVD) have announced a ground-breaking agreement aimed at expanding American football in Germany.
Olympics - 09 Aug 2004
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today concluded in Athens its last meeting before the start of the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad to be held from 13 to 29 August.
Soccer - 06 Aug 2004
At a meeting in Zurich today (Friday, 6 August), the FIFA Emergency Committee provisionally lifted the suspension imposed on the Kenya Football Federation on 2 June 2004.
Cycling - road - 02 Aug 2004
Last month, Sports Marketing Surveys’ Eurosport Poll* asked sports fans about the Pro Tour - the reform of professional cycling competitions initiated by the UCI, and which is planned to be launched in 2005.
Olympics - 02 Aug 2004
The Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, reiterated his support to the full members of the Spanish team who will participate in the Games in Athens, highlighted the advance of woman in sports, and guaranteed the 'firm compromise' of his administration against doping.
Cycling - 30 Jul 2004
The International Cycling Union’s Antidoping Commission communicates that all urine and blood samples taken during the 2004 Tour de France, except two samples belonging to the Belgian rider Christophe Brands, have resulted negative as far as doping products and prohibited methods are concerned.
Swimming - 29 Jul 2004
Lausanne (SUI), July 28, 2004 – FINA, the swimming world governing body, acknowledged with regret the statements made by the great swimming champion Ian Thorpe (AUS) and his intention to bring the sport of swimming into disrepute by saying in an interview on Channel 7 (Australia) on July 27, 2004: 'For anyone to think that they’re swimming at a clean Olympic Games they’d be naive' and 'Of course I’ve swum against athletes that have been on drugs'.
27 Jul 2004
Montreal, July 26, 2004- The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that it has signed an agreement with eSys Medical of Montreal to develop the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS will be a web-based system consisting of three main modules: whereabouts management, clearinghouse functionality, and a doping control database.
Cycling - 26 Jul 2004
Following its second meeting day in Salzburg (AUT), the International Cycling Union’s Management Committee has adopted its new Anti-doping Rules, taking into account the World Anti-doping Code as well as general principles of law.
Soccer - 22 Jul 2004
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and the Honourable Ochilo Ayacko, Kenyan Minister for Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services, met in Zurich on 20 and 21 July 2004.
American football - 15 Jul 2004
The NFL and NFL Players Association have resolved the appeals of three NFL players who tested positive last year for the newly identified steroid THG.
12 Jul 2004
Paula Radcliffe and Darren Campbell are among the athletes giving their backing to Start Clean, a new education programme launched today by UK Sport, the body responsible for promoting world class standards. Aimed at 12-17 year-olds the programme seeks to build an awareness and appreciation of the importance of drug-free sport to this age group, helping ensure that the next generation of British sportsmen and women are competing drug-free.
Athletics - 07 Jul 2004
We've had trying times as an organization over the past 25 years and you've faced tough situations as a Board of Directors. But nothing is more challenging or dispiriting then the situation in which we find ourselves. Instead of a daily celebration of our great sport and our outstanding athletes, newspapers around the world are delivering news of scandal and shame related to some of our athletes and coaches. We and our sport deserve better.
Athletics - 30 Jun 2004
The IAAF yesterday received the decision of the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) in the arbitration between IAAF and USA Track and Field and Jerome Young.
Tennis - 11 Jun 2004
The 2004 ITF Annual General Meeting attracted 90 nations and 280 delegates, partners and staff to Barcelona this week for two and a half days of meetings including the annual gatherings of the ITF Regional Associations, a half-day agenda of Key Issues Sessions and the formal AGM. This year’s AGM was co-hosted by the Spanish and Catalan Tennis Federations as the final event in the year-long celebration of the Centenary of the Catalan Federation.
02 Jun 2004
Montreal, June 2, 2004 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that its Executive Committee and Foundation Board will meet for the first time this year on June 20 and 21, respectively, in Montreal.
02 Jun 2004
Leading experts from around the world met on May 30 – 31 in Montreal, Canada, to deal with the consequences of the use and misuse of nutritional supplements by athletes.
25 May 2004
UK Sport, the body responsible for promoting ethically fair and drug-free sport, has today announced a significant increase in the funds allocated to anti-doping. From the start of this financial year (April 2004) UK Sport is increasing the budget for the drug-free sport programme by £1.2 million to £2.8 million.
Soccer - 21 May 2004
Convening at the FIFA Centennial Congress today, Friday, 21 May 2004, the delegates of those associations present and entitled to vote have ratified a declaration that underlines FIFA's unconditional support for the fight against doping and its respect for the World Anti-Doping Code.
Soccer - 18 May 2004
The FIFA Club World Championship will replace the Toyota Cup from 2005 onwards. With a new six-team format, the tournament will next be held in Tokyo from 11 to 18 December 2005.
17 May 2004
Montreal, 14 May, 2004 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Government of Canada, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) will organize a symposium May 30 and 31 in Montreal on nutritional supplements.
Olympics - 13 May 2004
Jaime Lissavetzky, the Spanish Minister of Sports, met this morning with Jacques Rogge, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Olympics - 26 Apr 2004
Bonn, Germany - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Executive Committee (EC) meeting came to an end this weekend after two days of intensive work in the Papendal Sport Centre in Arnheim, the Netherlands.
Squash - 21 Apr 2004
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has emphatically endorsed the initiative by the three international organisations of Squash to establish a joint World Squash Anti-Doping Code.
Basketball - 15 Apr 2004
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) convened last week in New York for a two-day workshop covering a variety of subjects of common interest. The topics included the participation of NBA players in official international competitions, the international transfer of players, the Basketball without Borders youth development camps in Asia, Africa and South America, women’s basketball, the upcoming Olympic Games and the global fight against dop
Squash - 14 Apr 2004
The three international organisations of Squash, the World Squash Federation (WSF), the Professional Squash Association (PSA) and the Women's International Squash Players’ Association (WISPA) have today (14th April 2004) signed an agreement to implement a joint World Squash Anti-Doping Code.
Rugby union - 06 Apr 2004
The Annual Meeting of the International Rugby Board concluded in Dublin yesterday with agreement that 2003 had been a spectacularly successful one for rugby world wide, but that there were serious issues which required to be addressed.