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 ...

May 19, 2015

Ennis-Hill awaits first heptathlon since 2012 London Games

Jessica Ennis-Hill will take part in her first heptathlon since winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics when she competes in the biggest multi-discipline meeting of the year in Austria on May 30-31. The Olympic champion from Britain spent two years off the track ...

Jan 22, 2015

London Olympic wrestling champion Yonemitsu to retire

Japan’s Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu, who won a gold medal at the London Olympics in the men’s 66-kilogram freestyle wrestling, will retire from competition, he announced Thursday. “I live for wrestling,” Yonemitsu told a press conference. “I was nurtured in wrestling and I want to do ...