WADA launches probe of Kenya

Feb 12, 2016

WADA launches probe of Kenya

Kenya is being investigated for breaching the world anti-doping code, WADA said Thursday, and could be declared non-compliant in a matter of weeks. The World Anti-Doping Agency said an independent compliance review committee will now evaluate Kenya and make a recommendation to WADA’s board. ...

Feb 11, 2016

Kenyan athletes allege doping bribery

Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country’s governing body for track and field, asked them each for a $24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions. Joy Sakari and Francisca Koki ...

IAAF probing doping allegations against Ma

Feb 6, 2016

IAAF probing doping allegations against Ma

The IAAF is investigating the authenticity of a two-decade-old letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s, and casts doubt on the longstanding world records set by Wang Junxia in the women’s 3,000 and 10,000 meters. Wang’s records could be ...

Doping probe rips IAAF

Jan 15, 2016

Doping probe rips IAAF

Track and field’s governing body was corrupted from the inside by a “powerful rogue group” led by its president, and they conspired to extort athletes and allow doping Russians to continue competing, a World Anti-Doping Agency probe reported Thursday. Other IAAF leaders were at ...

IAAF considered covering up extent of Russian doping

Jan 13, 2016

IAAF considered covering up extent of Russian doping

Six years before the IAAF banned Russia, track and field’s governing body knew of doping so out of control it feared Russian athletes could die from abusing blood-boosting drugs and transfusions, and officials considered collaborating with Russians to hide the extent of cheating before ...

Jan 12, 2016

Japan considers new law to curb doping ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japan is considering introducing an anti-doping law as the country gears up for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a government minister said Tuesday. Hiroshi Hase said a law against doping was “necessary legislation” as Japan seeks to curb drug abuse by athletes at the Tokyo Games. ...

Manning issues swift denial of link to HGH

Dec 27, 2015

Manning issues swift denial of link to HGH

Peyton Manning is vehemently refuting a report set to air on Al Jazeera that contends the Denver Broncos quarterback received human growth hormone through his wife during his recovery from neck fusion surgeries in 2011 in Indianapolis. In a statement Saturday night, Manning said: ...

Dec 9, 2015

IOC president Bach says scandals undermining sports' credibility

Recent scandals are undermining the credibility of sports and casting suspicion on millions of clean athletes, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Tuesday. Bach called on all sports organizations to follow rules of “good governance” to prevent the type of corruption cases ...

Dec 5, 2015

IAAF hands Andrianova doping ban

The IAAF says it has banned Russian runner Tatyana Andrianova for doping in a case that is more than 10 years old. Andrianova tested positive for the banned steroid stanozolol while competing in the women’s 800 meters at the 2005 world championships in Finland, ...