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Jun 30, 2016

Marathon runner Grigoryeva gets doping ban

Former Boston Marathon winner Lidiya Grigoryeva has been banned for 2 1/2 years for doping. The IAAF says the 42-year-old Grigoryeva, who won the Boston Marathon in 2007 and the Chicago Marathon in 2008, was banned under the biological passport program, which tracks suspicious ...

Jun 30, 2016

Injured hurdler Jones to skip Rio Games

Looking for a Lolo Jones fix? Don’t look in Rio this year. The popular and polarizing hurdler took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce she won’t be healthy enough to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Jones had hip surgery in November and hasn’t ...

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 ...

Sprinter Sani Brown set to miss Rio Games

Jun 22, 2016

Sprinter Sani Brown set to miss Rio Games

Up-and-coming sprinter Abdul Hakim Sani Brown’s hopes of appearing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August are all but over, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations said Wednesday. A left thigh injury has forced the 17-year-old to withdraw from the national championships — ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bolt clocks 9.88 seconds in Kingston win

Jun 12, 2016

Bolt clocks 9.88 seconds in Kingston win

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt shook off a “horrible start” to win the 100 meters at the Racers Grand Prix athletics meet in 9.88 seconds on Saturday, the second-fastest time in the world this year. “It wasn’t a perfect race, but the good thing was that ...