Bolt captures 200m in return

Jul 23, 2016

Bolt captures 200m in return

Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury. Keni Harrison also looked more than ready for Brazil by breaking a 28-year record in the 100-meters hurdles in London on ...

IOC's Bach in tough spot on banning Russia for Rio

Jul 23, 2016

IOC's Bach in tough spot on banning Russia for Rio

The International Olympic Committee is weighing up whether to ban Russia from next month’s games in Rio de Janeiro after revelations of a massive doping cover-up, but relations between the two were once much sunnier. When IOC president Thomas Bach was elected in 2013, ...

Jul 22, 2016

IOC announces 45 failed doping retests from Beijing, London

Forty-five athletes have failed doping tests after their samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Games were reanalyzed, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday. The results are from a second wave of retests and take the total number of athletes who ...

Russia expects final decision on Olympic ban Sunday

Jul 20, 2016

Russia expects final decision on Olympic ban Sunday

Russia’s top Olympic official says he expects a final decision by Sunday on whether the entire Russian team will be banned from next month’s games in Rio. The International Olympic Committee is examining the legal options following a report by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator ...

Jul 20, 2016

Two Russian weightlifters banned for doping

Two Russian weightlifters have been banned for doping in a further hit to the credibility of both Russian sport and weightlifting ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Former European under-23 champion Alexei Selyutin was banned for four years and Russian national champion Yekaterina ...

IOC delays decision on total Russian ban

Jul 20, 2016

IOC delays decision on total Russian ban

With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn’t know whether its athletes — all or even some — will be competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It may all come down to the lawyers. While the IOC decided ...

Jul 14, 2016

Sports agent Rosa charged with doping offenses in Kenya court

Italian sports agent Federico Rosa, who managed disgraced former marathon star Rita Jeptoo, was on Thursday charged in a Kenya court with doping offenses. Rosa, 30, a director of Italy-based sports management company Rosa and Associati, denied six counts of doping athletes, including Jeptoo ...

Jul 10, 2016

IAAF rejects 67 Russian applications to compete internationally

The IAAF’s Doping Review Board has turned down applications from 67 Russian athletes to compete internationally as individuals following a blanket ban on the country’s track and field athletes for systematic doping. The All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) said in a statement on Saturday it ...

Jones denies PED use after positive test

Jul 8, 2016

Jones denies PED use after positive test

Jon Jones struggled for words while his tears flowed. Frustration and fear were evident on his face. Although the man widely recognized as the world’s most talented mixed martial artist denied using any performance-enhancing substances, he couldn’t explain the positive drug test that knocked ...