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Aug 18, 2015

Huge challenge awaits next IAAF president

After months campaigning, Sebastian Coe and Sergey Bubka face an election Wednesday knowing that the new IAAF president will need to go straight to work to convince the public that track and field’s governing body can properly tackle the scourge of doping. The election ...

Aug 18, 2015

Pistorius prosecutors file papers at Supreme Court of Appeal

Prosecutors pushing for a murder conviction against Oscar Pistorius filed papers at South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday, four days before the Olympic runner is expected to be released from prison and moved to house arrest. Court registrar Paul Myburgh confirmed the ...

Olympic champion Alptekin stripped of gold for doping

Aug 18, 2015

Olympic champion Alptekin stripped of gold for doping

Olympic champion Asli Cakir Alptekin has agreed to give up her 1,500-meter title and serve an eight-year ban for blood doping, dealing another blow to track and field. A settlement by the Turkish runner and the IAAF was announced by the Court of Arbitration ...

Bubka targets doping fight as IAAF's top priority

Aug 17, 2015

Bubka targets doping fight as IAAF's top priority

Former Olympic champion Sergey Bubka thinks the fight against doping is the main task facing whoever triumphs in Wednesday’s IAAF presidential election, a vote he is still confident he will win. Flanked by fellow Ukrainian sporting greats in soccer player Andriy Shevchenko and boxer ...

Aug 16, 2015

Report claims IAAF suppressed doping survey

World athletics’ governing body has suppressed a 2011 survey that reveals that up to a third of the world’s top competitors admitted using banned performance-enhancing techniques, Britain’s Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD/WDR reported. The authors of the study, which involved interviews with 1,800 ...

Aug 15, 2015

WADA starts probe of allegations

The World Anti-Doping Agency has begun investigating allegations by German broadcaster ARD and The Sunday Times newspaper in Britain that a third of medals in endurance races at Olympics and world championships were won by athletes who have recorded suspicious blood readings. The media ...

Symmonds won't compete for Team USA at worlds

Aug 11, 2015

Symmonds won't compete for Team USA at worlds

Nick Symmonds’ next destination? A fishing hole somewhere far away from the finish line in Beijing. As other runners wrap up their preparation for the upcoming IAAF World Athletics Championships, Symmonds plans to retreat into nature seeking solitude after being left off the U.S. ...

Aug 9, 2015

Japanese runners dominate Cambodia marathons

Japanese runners swept the full and half marathon races in both the male and female categories at the second Angkor Empire Marathon in Cambodia on Sunday. Koki Kawauchi, 22, was the first to complete the full marathon at the Angkor Wat Temple complex in ...

Aug 7, 2015

Ex-marathon star Shobukhova gets extended doping ban

Former Russian marathoner Liliya Shobukhova’s doping ban was extended by 14 months to March 2016 by sport’s highest court on Thursday following an appeal by the IAAF. Shobukhova’s two-year suspension by the Russian athletics federation was to end in January, but the IAAF appealed ...

WADA to probe new athletics doping claims

Aug 2, 2015

WADA to probe new athletics doping claims

The World Anti-Doping Agency is alarmed by “wild allegations” made by two European media outlets of widespread suspicious drug tests in track and field, and is asking an independent body to investigate. WADA president Craig Reedie said Sunday he was surprised by the scale ...