Category Archives: Doping

Llagostera Vives Suspended for Positive Test

The International Tennis Federation announced today that doubles specialist Nuria Llagostera Vives has been suspended from the sport for two years after testing positive for d-methamphetamine during the Stanford tournament on July 23. The suspension is backdated to begin on … Continue reading

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CAS Shortens Troicki’s Suspension

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced Viktor Troicki’s suspension for failing to submit a required blood sample from 18 months to 12, meaning he will be eligible to play again on July 15, 2014. Hearing Troicki’s appeal of … Continue reading

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CAS Reduces Cilic Suspension

Upon an appeal by Marin Cilic, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced his doping suspension from nine months to four, meaning he will be eligible to return to action next week in Paris. According to its brief press … Continue reading

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The Cilic Decision, Trust, and Evidence

(Update, October 25: The Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced Cilic’s suspension to four months, on appeal. See here for my summary and reaction.) Yesterday the International Tennis Federation released its tribunal’s full decision in Marin Cilic’s doping case, … Continue reading

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ITF Announces Cilic Doping Suspension

The International Tennis Federation announced today that Marin Cilic has been suspended from the sport for nine months after testing positive for the banned stimulant nikethamide. As previously reported, Cilic tested positive while competing in the Munich tournament at the … Continue reading

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More Doping Cases About to Emerge?

Even as the dust is still settling on Viktor Troicki’s suspension for refusing to take a blood test in April, a drumbeat of indistinct indications suggests more and bigger doping cases involving tennis players could dog the sport starting any … Continue reading

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Troicki Suspended for Failing to Provide Blood Sample

(Update, November 6: The Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced Troicki’s suspension to 12 months. My analysis and reaction to their decision is here.) The International Tennis Federation announced Thursday that Viktor Troicki has been suspended from the sport … Continue reading

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