Jun 24, 2016

IAAF president Coe downplays split with IOC

IAAF president Sebastian Coe on Thursday downplayed the split with international Olympic leaders over his sport’s decision to bar Russian track and athletes from competing under their own flag, saying the two sides “will work our way through these issues.” “We have to be ...

Jun 23, 2016

Lifters from three nations could be banned from Rio Olympics over doping

Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus face one-year suspensions from international weightlifting competition following the retesting of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, which may prevent lifters from those countries from competing at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro in August. The International Weightlifting ...

Pole vaulter Isinbayeva targets Rio Games spot

Jun 22, 2016

Pole vaulter Isinbayeva targets Rio Games spot

Pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva had nearly abandoned all hope of ending her stellar career with a third Olympic gold in Rio, saying she would hang up her spikes at a far less glamorous event on the banks of the Volga. But the International Olympic ...

Jun 21, 2016

Getting tough on Russian cheating

The decision to ban the Russian track and field team from the Olympics was correct. Now it's up to Russia to prove beyond all doubt that it understands the stakes and will adjust its behavior accordingly.

Dibaba's coach arrested after raid produces EPO traces

Jun 21, 2016

Dibaba's coach arrested after raid produces EPO traces

The coach of world 1,500-meter champion Genzebe Dibaba and other long-distance runners was arrested near Barcelona on Monday after Spanish police raided his hotel room and found traces of EPO and other banned substances. Jama Aden, who is from Somalia, was detained along with ...

Jun 20, 2016

Russia's Mutko says IAAF should be 'dissolved'

Outspoken Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Sunday that the IAAF should be “dissolved” and accused athletics’ governing body of failing to take “responsibility” for doping that is roiling the sport. Mutko was speaking two days after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ...

Jun 18, 2016

Murofushi supports Olympic ban of Russian athletics team

Japan’s 2004 Athens Olympic hammer throw champion Koji Murofushi on Saturday welcomed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decision to uphold its ban of Russia’s track and field team over allegations of doping. The move prevents Russia’s athletes from competing in track and ...

Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Olympics

Jun 18, 2016

Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Olympics

In an unprecedented move, Russia’s track and field athletes have been banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because the country has failed to do enough to clean up a deep-rooted doping system that tainted athletes who may be ...

IAAF denies Coe knew about Russian doping

Jun 17, 2016

IAAF denies Coe knew about Russian doping

The IAAF dismissed allegations Thursday that Sebastian Coe was aware of details of a Russian doping corruption case four months before it became public, or that he enlisted support for his presidential campaign from a key figure in the sport’s current doping scandal. The ...

Sharapova appeals two-year ban for doping

Jun 15, 2016

Sharapova appeals two-year ban for doping

Maria Sharapova appealed her two-year doping ban to the highest court in sports on Tuesday, and an expedited ruling will be issued next month ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Sharapova filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking to ...

Jun 2, 2016

Season-long doping ban ends Byrd's career

Marlon Byrd’s second strike with performance-enhancing drugs cost him a full season — and his career. The veteran outfielder for the Cleveland Indians was suspended for 162 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Wednesday after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone ...