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IV of Spades, Shanti Dope lead Myx Awards 2020 nominations

May 22, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The awards will push through online

WADA wants answers after banned Sun's 'Olympic training call-up'

Apr 24, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Banned Chinese swimming star Sun Yang has reportedly been called up for national training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

BARRED. The Chinese Swimming Association insists Sun Yang has been serving his suspension. Photo by Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA-EFE

LISTEN: 'Pati Pato' gets a rock remix with Parokya ni Edgar, Shanti Dope, and Gloc-9

Apr 03, 2020 - 7:25 PM

The new version sets the hip-hop track to some serious guitar and percussions

PATI PATO. The hip hop track gets a rock remix with Parokya ni Edgar joining the collaboration. Screenshot from

LISTEN: ‘Normalan,’ Shanti Dope’s 2020 comeback single

Feb 23, 2020 - 2:28 PM

The song is a sequel of sorts to his hit single, 'Nadarang'

NEW SINGLE. Shanti Dope releases 'Normalan.' Screenshot from

IOC chief Bach wants 'waterproof' CAS decision on Russian doping

Jan 11, 2020 - 9:25 PM

The Court of Arbitration for Sport must decide whether to confirm the four-year ban WADA imposed on Russia

DECISION.CAS has to make a clearcut decision over whether Russia is to be banned from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as well as the 2022 football World Cup. Photo by Yuri Kochetkov/EPA-EFE

Russia challenges WADA doping ban

Dec 28, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Banned from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and other major global events, Russia argues that majority of its athletes are clean and should not be deprived of the right to compete

CHALLENGE. The World Anti-Doping Agency confirms that Russia has sent a legal challenge to its decision to ban the country from sporting events. Photo by Yuri Kochetkov/EPA-EFE

Russia to decide on appeal against doping ban

Dec 19, 2019 - 1:01 PM

The supervisory board of RUSADA will hold a meeting and is widely expected to announce its formal rejection against WADA's decision

BANNED. Russia is set to miss next year's Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games after the World Anti-Doping Agency  banned the powerhouse from global sporting events for 4 years over manipulated doping data. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Russia reacts with anger after doping ban from Olympics, World Cup

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:17 AM

(UPDATED) Russian athletes will still be allowed to compete at the Olympics next year and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, but only as neutrals and if they can prove that they were not part of a state-sponsored system of doping

A person walks out of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) headquarters in Moscow on December 9, 2019. Russia will miss next year's Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games after the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned the powerhouse from global sporting events for four years over manipulated doping data. Alexander NEMENOV / AFP

Drug-tainted swimmer Jack defiant after meeting anti-doping chiefs

Aug 02, 2019 - 7:53 PM

'I won't stop until I clear my name,' says Shayna Jack, the embattled member of Australia's 4x100m freestyle team that set a world record last year

DENIAL. Shayna Jack says she’s unaware how the banned substance got in her system. Photo from Instagram/@shayna_jack

NTC to KBP: No more airing of Shanti Dope's 'Amatz'

Jun 17, 2019 - 3:31 PM

The PDEA earlier said the song 'may mislead the innocent youth into thinking that the effects of illegal drug use to be harmless'

BANNED. The NTC wants KBP to make sure its members stop airing Shanti Dope's song 'Amatz.' Screenshot from the Amatz music video

Gary Valenciano: PDEA's call to ban 'Amatz' may set limits on free expression

May 27, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'Once you start limiting what people can say in a song, what’s to stop anybody from limiting (how they) express themselves in other ways,' Valenciano says

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

PDEA chief to Shanti Dope: Make music 'aligned with war on drugs'

May 27, 2019 - 3:13 PM

But the former police general stands by his earlier call. 'Freedom of expression is limited. It's not absolute,' he says.

Shanti Dope's management slams PDEA over move to ban 'Amatz': 'Brazen use of power'

May 23, 2019 - 9:35 PM

'This is a brazen use of power, and an affront to our right to think, write, create, and talk freely about the state of the nation'

Canada says it was targeted by Russian cyber attacks

Oct 04, 2018 - 10:49 PM

The Canadian government accuses GRU, Russian military's intelligence arm, as responsible

Russian World Cup hero Cheryshev cleared of doping

Sep 14, 2018 - 1:53 PM

Spain's anti-doping agency closes its investigation on Russian striker Denis Cheryshev

PROBE. The investigation on Russian midfielder Denis Cheryshev stemmed from an interview with his father. Photo by Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Bone Thugs n’ Harmony in Manila: A crowd-pleasing concert with rapid-fire raps

Sep 08, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The Grammy Award-winning rap group performs in Manila

BONE THUGS N' HARMONY. The rap group performs in Manila. All photos by Stephen Lavoie

Turkmenistan wrestler first doping case at Asian Games 2018

Aug 24, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Rustem Nazarov tested positive for the banned substance furosemide, a masking agent, in a pre-tournament urine test last week

Kiefer Ravena to start nationwide anti-doping awareness program

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:43 PM

The suspended Gilas player promotes his advocacy with the help of the NLEX Road Warriors team management

CAMPAIGN LEADER. Kiefer Ravena opens the POC Athletes Commission anti-doping seminar.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2018, US President Donald Trump greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump and Abe agreed on May 28, 2018, that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program, the White House said. The US and Japanese leaders will meet ahead of a much anticipated summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un back on schedule for June 12 in Singapore just days after Trump announced he was canceling it.   / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

NBA bans Wizards guard Meeks 25 games for doping violation

Apr 14, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Jodie Meeks tests positive for banned substances ipamorelin and growth hormone releasing peptide-2

SIDELINED. Washington Wizards' Jodie Meeks will miss 25 games after testing positive for growth hormones in violation of the league's anti-drug policy. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo Alvarez is a dope cheat, says middleweight king Gennady Golovkin

Mar 21, 2018 - 10:52 AM

In explosive comments at his secluded mountain training camp in Big Bear, Golovkin says Alvarez enjoys preferential treatment throughout his career by authorities in Nevada

ACCUSER. In this file photo, Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan shows his title belts following his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight with Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

5 diplomatic rows looming over Russia's World Cup

Mar 10, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Poisonings, doping, cyberattacks and conflicts in Syria and the Ukraine make for a tense World Cup in 2018

COUNTDOWN. A photo taken on the evening of March 5, 2018 shows the digital FIFA World Cup 2018 countdown clock placed in front of the Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow marking 100 days to the beginning of the tournament. Photo by Mladen Antonov / AFP

IOC keeps Russia doping ban for Olympic closing ceremony

Feb 25, 2018 - 12:49 PM

It means the Russians will not be able to march behind their flag at the ceremony

IOC BAN. People hold a placard with the picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin and flags during the 'Russia is in my heart!' rally in support of Russian athletes on February 3, 2018 in central Moscow. Photo by Vasily Maximov/OTO/AFP

Japanese speed skater vows to clear name in first 2018 Olympics drug case

Feb 13, 2018 - 11:08 AM

(UPDATED) Kei Saito failed an out-of-competition test prior to the event, the Court of Arbitration for Sport says in a statement

SPEED SKATING. This file photo taken on February 10, 2018 shows South Korea's Seo Yira (L) and Japan's Kei Saito (R) taking part in the men's 1,500m short track speed skating heat event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Gangneung. Mladen Antonov/AFP

47 Russians lose late court bid to compete at Olympics

Feb 09, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The International Olympic Committee is swift to welcome the decision, the latest twist in the Russian doping scandal, saying the ruling 'supports the fight against doping and brings clarity for all athletes'

Doping hangs over Olympics before they even begin

Feb 08, 2018 - 1:53 PM

WADA chief: 'Every effort has been made to provide a proper playing field for the athletes and I hope, more than anything else, that at the end of the Games that is what it will be'

NO DOPING PLEASE. Volunteers stand next to the doping control area at the Olympic Village ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, on February 6, 2018 in Pyeongchang. Franck Fife/AFP

The invisible team: Russia here but not here at Pyeongchang Olympics

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:56 PM

It is all a far cry from 4 years ago, when Russia hosted the Sochi Winter Olympics and the country soared to the top of the medals table

Russia's team leader and driver Nadezhda Sergeeva takes a turn in the first women's unofficial bobsleigh training session during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at the Olympic Sliding Centre on February 7, 2018 in Pyeongchang. / AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston

Anti-doping chief Pound slams IOC response to Russia: 'We're in trouble'

Feb 06, 2018 - 1:20 PM

According to Pound, Russia's ban can be lifted without it acknowledging its conduct or even committing to stopping it

CREDIBILITY. Former world anti-doping chief Dick Pound says that the games' credibility has taken a serious hit as the IOC made it possible for cheating athletes to prevail against clean athletes.

No Olympics for Russians who had life bans lifted

Feb 05, 2018 - 1:45 PM

15 Russians whose life bans for doping were lifted last week are barred from the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee says

CONTROVERSIAL. This file photo taken on December 12, 2017 shows a man talking on the phone in front of the headquarters of the Russian Olympic Committee in Moscow. Alexander Nemenov/AFP

More athletes from Russia may make it to Olympics

Feb 03, 2018 - 9:09 PM

A specialist IOC panel would rule on whether the 13 Russian athletes and two coaches would be allowed to take part in the Pyeongchang Olympics

WELCOME TO PYEONGCHANG. This file photo taken February 4, 2017 shows a big banner at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre, a venue for the upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, in Pyeongchang. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Whistleblower claims Putin ordered state doping program

Jan 29, 2018 - 8:37 PM

'Of course it came all the way from the top, from the president,' Grigory Rodchenkov tells German public broadcaster ARD in a phone interview, according to a report on the station's website

Fleece jackets with an inscription reading "Russia" are displayed at BOSCO store in central Moscow on December 4, 2017. File photo by Mladen Antonov

Shivering Sharapova sails into second round

Jan 16, 2018 - 1:03 PM

Maria Sharapova crawls back to her pre-doping ban form

ECSTATIC. Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates her victory against Germany's Tatjana Maria. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

From Russian doping to FIFA bribery, 2017 proves dark time for Russia

Dec 24, 2017 - 12:19 PM

2017 turns outs to be a dark year for Russian sport as the country is mired in scandal

DARK YEAR. Fleece jackets with an inscription reading "Russia" are displayed at BOSCO store in central Moscow. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP.

Tour de France winner Froome failed drugs test during Vuelta – UCI

Dec 13, 2017 - 4:09 PM

(UPDATED) The British Team Sky rider had twice the permitted level of legal asthma drug Salbutamol in his body

POSITIVE. In this file photo, Christopher Froome (C) celebrates on the podium on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, July 24, 2016 between Chantilly and Champs-Elysees. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Tyson Fury cleared to fight again after 'nightmare' two-year layoff

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:26 AM

Tyson Fury's two-year ban for a positive drug test has been backdated, clearing the way for his ring return

RING RUST. Tyson Fury has dealt with many problems since winning the heavyweight title, having ballooned in weight, failed drug tests, and suffered depression. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Winter Olympics chiefs accept IOC ban, will welcome clean Russia athletes

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:16 AM

The decision caught the Games organizers off guard, Lee Hee-Bum, chief of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, says

WELCOME TO PYEONGCHANG. This photo taken February 4, 2017 shows a big banner at tje Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre, a venue for the upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, in Pyeongchang. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:01 AM

The sanction is the toughest ever leveled by the IOC for drug cheating and is delivered just 65 days ahead of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea

OUT. Fleece jackets with an inscription reading 'Russia' are displayed at BOSCO store in central Moscow on December 4, 2017. Mladen Antonov/AFP

British boxer Tyson Fury vows to 'be myself' upon ring return

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:49 PM

The British boxer has been out of action for two years, with a failed drugs test in June 2016 blocking his comeback to professional boxing

World anti-doping body refuses to lift Russia suspension

Nov 16, 2017 - 2:09 PM

The refusal to lift the suspension raises the specter of Russia's possible ban from February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

RUSADA HQ. In this file photo, a man walks outside the office building which houses the headquarters of Russia's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) in Moscow on November 10, 2015. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

What ban? Chinese in thrall to 'goddess' Sharapova

Oct 04, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Sharapova continues to garner support from her fans in China

AMERICAN SECRET. Sharapova fans in China downplay her doping ban to an "american secret". Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Russia court issues arrest warrant for doping whistleblower

Sep 28, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov is the former director of Moscow's anti-doping lab that oversaw drug testing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Testosterone a 'significant' boost for women athletes

Jul 04, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Hyperandrogenism is a condition that causes high natural levels of the male hormone testosterone in women

SIGNIFICANT BOOST. High levels of testosterone that are naturally produced by some elite female athletes give them a 'significant' competitive edge in athletics events. Dutee Chand, an Indian athlete with the condition, successfully challenged the IAAF regulations before the Court of Arbitration for Sports. File Photo by Manjunath Kiran / AFP

New York's Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for doping violation

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:30 PM

UPDATED Noah s ban will begin with the first NBA regular season or playoff game for which he is eligible and physically able to play

DOPING. This file photo taken on April 20, 2013 shows Joakim Noah still playing for the Chicago Bulls. Now the New York Knicks center, he has been suspended 20 games without pay by the NBA on March 25, 2017, after failing a doping test. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Phelps frustrated by Rio Olympics doping fears

Feb 28, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Michael Phelps in a written testimony says he and teammates are left wondering whether they were competing on a level playing field in Rio

FINAL SALVO. USA's Michael Phelps competes in the Men's swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 13, 2016. Odd Andersen/AFP

12 atlet PON positif menggunakan doping

Jan 09, 2017 - 7:37 PM

Penggunaan doping mencederai semangat sportivitas

IAAF says 200 Russians named in doping report

Jan 04, 2017 - 3:07 PM

The International Association of Athletics Federations says it has been given the names by investigators working for Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren

MORE NAMED. International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe arrives to address a press conference following a two-day IAAF council meeting on December 1, 2016 in Monaco. Russia remains suspended from international athletics competition and 200 more athletes have been named for checking. VALERY HACHE / AFP

4 Russian skeleton athletes suspended

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:56 PM

The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation IBSF suspends 4 Russian competitors as the fallout from the expose into state backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics takes another twist

SUSPENDED. This file photo taken on February 14, 2014 shows Russia's Elena Nikitina reacting after finishing her run during the Women's Skeleton 4th and final Heat of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Nikitina, who was a bronze medalist in women's skeleton at Sochi, is claimed to be among those suspended. LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP

Russian officials acknowledge doping 'conspiracy' - report

Dec 28, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Russian anti doping officials continue to reject claims of the government s involvement

DAMNING REPORT. Professor Richard McLaren speaks during a press conference following the publication of his report on drug use in Russian sport, in central London on December 9, 2016. Adrian Dennis/AFP

28 Russians face action over Sochi Olympics doping – IOC

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:52 PM

The IOC said the action was being taken following evidence produced by World Anti Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren who released his latest report on December 9

This file photo taken on February 21, 2014 at the Olympic Park in Sochi shows a sign showing the direction to the anti-doping laboratory of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. LEON NEAL / AFP

5 sports scandals to watch in 2017

Dec 20, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Corruption and doping – what sports scandals can we expect to follow in 2017?

This file photo taken on February 21, 2014 at the Olympic Park in Sochi shows a sign showing the direction to the anti-doping laboratory of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. LEON NEAL / AFP