Nataliia Dobrynska of Ukraine wins gold medal in Heptathlon

Nataliia Dobrynska of Ukraine has won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the Beijing Olympics.
Lyudmila Blonska also from Ukraine has won the silver medal and the bronze medal went to Hyleas Fountain of the United States.
Update: Lyudmila Blonska from the Ukraine has lost her medal for failing a doping test. She test positive [...]

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Jong Su Kim has tested positive for the drug propranolol and has since been stripped of the silver medal he won in the Men’s 50m Pistol and the bronze medal he won in Men’s 10m Air Pistol.
Propranolol is a drug used to control hyper-tension and anxiety.
Thi Ngan Thuong Do from Vietnam who competed in the [...]

Spain has the dubious honor of having the first athlete to fail a doping test.
The athlete was cyclist, Maria Isabel Moreno and tested positive for the drug EPO. She was to compete in the women’s road race and individual time trial. She faces a two year ban and may miss the London 2012 [...]

Jessica Hardy has withdrawn from the Beijing Olympics after testing positive for the stimulant clenbuterol at the U.S. swimming trials last month.
“As a result of Jessica Hardy’s withdrawal from the U.S. Olympic Team, USA Swimming will follow the published U.S. Olympic Team selection procedures,” said USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus in a statement.
“According to [...]

Seven Russian middle distance runners, including five athletes who had qualified for the Olympics, have been suspended by the IAAF with just one week to go before the start of the Beijing Olympics. The athletes have been accused of submitting somebody else’s urine.
The athletes include Yelena Soboleva who is they year’s top [...]

Danish mountain biker Peter Riis Andersen, 28 tested positive for erythropoietin. At least he admitted to actually taking the drug and said he was feeling the pressure to perform better.
“All I could think about was that I had to raise my level for the Games,” he told reporters. “I could feel it in my [...]

Former holder of the 100 meters record, Asafa Powell said he wants drug cheats to go to jail. I am not sure whether jail is the answer, but a two year ban from competing doesn’t seem to be a big enough deterrent.
“Drugs have been in the sport since before I was born and I [...]