Use of steroids and human growth hormones to boost muscles is on the rise, despite the risks involved. What are the potential side effects?
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has finally flexed its muscles by banning Russia from the Winter Olympics. It's a victory for its president but work remains to rid sport of drugs, writes DW's Michael Da Silva.
NBA All-Star Joakim Noah faces a 20-game unpaid suspension after failing a doping test. The New York Knicks center, son of French tennis legend Yannick Noah, tested positive for a substance similar to anabolic steroids.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has extended the doping ban of Norwegian cross-country skier Therese Johaug. This means the 2010 Olympic gold medalist will miss the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.
Three weightlifters from Kazakhstan have been stripped of golds from the 2012 London Olympics after positive doping retests. Five athletes from Russia and Belarus were also disqualified.
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