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World record-holding race walker Suzuki out of Rio Games

Feb 15, 2016

World record-holding race walker Suzuki out of Rio Games

Yusuke Suzuki, who owns the men’s 20-km race-walk world record, said Monday he will be unable to qualify for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 28-year-old Suzuki has withdrawn from the national 20-km race-walking championships to be held on Feb. 21 in Kobe ...

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 ...

Nestle drops IAAF sponsorship; Coe hits back

Feb 11, 2016

Nestle drops IAAF sponsorship; Coe hits back

Food and beverage giant Nestle told the IAAF on Wednesday that it terminated its sponsorship of athletics’ governing body over fears the doping scandal could damage the company’s image. The announcement came while Adidas remains in talks with the IAAF about its handling of ...

Feb 9, 2016

London Marathon architect Disley dies at 87

John Disley, a former Olympic bronze medalist in the steeplechase and one of the founders of the London Marathon, has died. He was 87. London Marathon organizers said Disley died in a hospital early Monday after a short illness. The Welsh-born Disley won the ...

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 ...

Fukushi bound for Rio after Osaka Marathon win

Jan 31, 2016

Fukushi bound for Rio after Osaka Marathon win

Veteran Kayoko Fukushi eased home to win her second Osaka Women’s Marathon on Sunday, all but guaranteeing herself a place on the Japan team for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics in the process. The 33-year-old Fukushi pulled away from around the 25-km mark ...

Jan 27, 2016

Doha worlds bids under investigation

Qatar’s bids for the 2017 and 2019 world athletics championships have been referred to the IAAF ethics commission for bribery allegations to be investigated, the head of U.K. Athletics said on Tuesday. The 2017 championships were awarded to London, which defeated a rival bid ...

Bolt considering running in 2020 Tokyo Games

Jan 26, 2016

Bolt considering running in 2020 Tokyo Games

Usain Bolt says he has considered the possibility of extending his remarkable sprinting career to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — but is targeting a history-making new world 200-meter record at this year’s Rio de Janeiro Games first. The Jamaican sprint star has repeatedly said ...

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 ...

Aoyama Gakuin defends title

Jan 3, 2016

Aoyama Gakuin defends title

Aoyama Gakuin University successfully defended its Hakone Ekiden championship in style on Sunday, becoming the first team to lead the two-day event from wire to wire in 39 years. Aoyama Gakuin’s team won all five stages of the 109.6-km return leg from Hakone, Kanagawa ...