Fifa seeks a longer 2-year ban for Kang
ZURICH • Fifa has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for a ban on South Korean football player Kang Soo Il to be increased to two years, the second increase after he was banned for 15 games and then six months for failing a doping test last year.
Kang blamed a moustache-growing cream after he failed a test for the anabolic steroid methyltestosterone on June 11, but he was immediately dropped from the national team and the Korea Football Association imposed a six-month ban on him on Aug 12.
FAS to expand its Cubs Programme
The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) will be extending its Cubs Programme at Hong Kah Secondary School to cater to both boys and girls aged seven to 12 on Sunday.
The centre will hold two sessions of 11/2 hours each,with the first session at 7.45am, for both genders. The next session at 9.15am will be for girls only.
I foresaw mechanical doping, says Froome
MELBOURNE • Two-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has said that he warned authorities about possible mechanical doping in cycling and wants them to intensify bike checks.
After decades of struggling to combat illegal drug use, cycling's image suffered a fresh blow on Sunday when stewards at the Cyclo-cross World Championships found an electric motor in Belgian teenager Femke Van den Driessche's bike.