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Bach confident Russia can enact reforms before Olympics

Nov 15, 2015

Bach confident Russia can enact reforms before Olympics

IOC president Thomas Bach said Saturday he is confident Russia will enact the necessary anti-doping reforms in time for its track and field athletes to be cleared to compete in next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Bach gave his backing to Russian Olympic ...

Nov 14, 2015

Kenya establishes anti-doping agency

Kenya, under scrutiny amid allegations of widespread doping in world athletics, on Saturday announced the immediate establishment of an anti-doping agency. Coming just a day after the IAAF, world athletics’ governing body, banned Russia over “state-sponsored” doping, the Kenyan government released details of the ...

Nov 14, 2015

Russian Arkhipova suspended from Saitama International Marathon

Japan Association of Athletics Federations on Saturday notified Russian Tatyana Arkhipova of her suspension from Sunday’s Saitama International Marathon after Russia was provisionally banned on Friday from competing for alleged systematic doping. The 32-year-old Arkhipova, who won the bronze medal in the 2012 London ...

IAAF suspends Russia

Nov 14, 2015

IAAF suspends Russia

Calling it a wake-up call for a sport in a “shameful” position, IAAF president Sebastian Coe said Russia will be banned from next year’s Olympics unless it convinces the world it has cleaned up its act on doping. The sport’s governing body provisionally suspended ...

Nov 13, 2015

Police find nearly €90,000 in Dolle's house

French prosecutors on Thursday say a police search found €87,000 ($93,000) in cash in the house of the IAAF’s former head of anti-doping, Gabriel Dolle. Dolle was taken in for questioning and subsequently placed under formal investigation on a corruption charge earlier this month. ...

Conte says WADA, IAAF part of problem, not solution

Nov 13, 2015

Conte says WADA, IAAF part of problem, not solution

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Hours after the World Anti-Doping Agency released the results of its exhaustive findings in a 323-page report on Monday about the wide-reaching Russian track and field doping scandal, Victor Conte was already weighing in on the matter. And even though Dick Pound, founding president ...

Nov 12, 2015

Putin calls for doping investigation

Facing allegations that Russia engages in extensive, state-sponsored doping, President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called on sports officials to carry out an internal investigation — but said that clean athletes shouldn’t be punished for the actions of those who take banned drugs. Putin’s comments ...

IOC bans Diack, prepares to strip medals from dopers

Nov 11, 2015

IOC bans Diack, prepares to strip medals from dopers

The IOC suspended Lamine Diack as an honorary member Tuesday and said it was ready to strip medals from any Russian athletes found guilty of doping and consider retesting samples from the Sochi Olympics. The International Olympic Committee convened an urgent meeting of its ...

Olympic ban possible for Russia over doping

Nov 10, 2015

Olympic ban possible for Russia over doping

Russian track and field athletes could be banned from next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a devastatingly critical report accused the country’s government of complicity in widespread doping and cover-ups. The World Anti-Doping Agency commission set up to investigate doping in Russia ...

Nov 9, 2015

Coe seeking ways to restore IAAF's credibility

IAAF president Sebastian Coe said Sunday that his sport faces a “long way back” before it can restore trust and credibility amid the “dark days” of the bribery, extortion and doping cover-up allegations that are shaking track and field. In an interview with AP, ...

IAAF cancels annual gala as scandal grows

Nov 7, 2015

IAAF cancels annual gala as scandal grows

The IAAF canceled its annual awards gala Friday amid the corruption allegations rocking track and field’s governing body. The IAAF ethics commission also confirmed that the son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack was among four people facing sanctions in connection with helping a ...

Former athletics chief Diack placed under investigation

Nov 5, 2015

Former athletics chief Diack placed under investigation

Lamine Diack, the former head of world athletics, has been placed under formal investigation in France on suspicion of corruption and money laundering following a complaint from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The inquiry, confirmed by the French financial prosecutor’s office on Wednesday, comes ...