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Doping in Ancient Greece

Doping in sports goes back to the first Olympic Games in ancient Greece. Banned substances were used by athletes to boost their performance.

When Doping in Sport Wasn’t Considered Cheating

In sports, what's considered fair play has changed throughout history. At one point, even looking 'too poor' was grounds for exclusion.

Greek Olympic Medalist 'Pigi' Devetzi Denies Doping Charges, Will Fight to Keep Medals

  Retired triple jumper Pigi Devetzi is set to lose two Olympic medals after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) confirmed a two-year disqualification of results as well as a four-year ban following a positive test in sample reanalysis....

2 Greek Athletes Banned from the Olympic Games for Doping

One day before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games 2016, in Rio, Brazil, a Greek athlete was banned by the Hellenic National Council for Combating Doping. The swimmer had already travelled to Rio when she was informed that...

Russians Extremely Disappointed Over Olympics Ban

Russia's track and field team has been banned from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The global body that governs track and field competition, the IAAF, announced Friday that it is continuing a ban on the Russian track athletes,...

Irini Kokkinariou Doping Ban Doubled

Greek long distance runner Irini Kokkinariou had her doping ban doubled to four years after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) appeal, the IAAF announced on Tuesday. Kokkinariou, 31, one of...