USADA looking into allegations against Salazar

Jun 25, 2015

USADA looking into allegations against Salazar

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has launched an investigation into allegations that famed track coach Alberto Salazar encouraged Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp and others in his stable of elite runners to skirt anti-doping rules, AP has learned. A person with knowledge of the investigation ...

Jun 19, 2015

Farah denies doping rumors

Angered by “rumors and speculation” swirling around him, two-time Olympic champion Mo Farah said Friday that he has never taken performance-enhancing drugs and described his two missed tests as “simple mistakes.” The British distance runner missed the tests in 2010 and 2011 in the ...

Jun 7, 2015

Farah withdraws from Diamond League meeting

Britain’s Mo Farah withdrew from Sunday’s Diamond League meeting in Birmingham the BBC reported a day after the double Olympic champion said he would not be leaving his coach, Alberto Salazar, despite a BBC documentary alleging the latter had encouraged his athletes to use ...

BBC claims to have seen former FIFA VP Warner's documents

Jun 7, 2015

BBC claims to have seen former FIFA VP Warner's documents

The BBC claims to have seen evidence detailing what happened to the $10 million soccer’s world governing body FIFA sent to former vice president Jack Warner. Warner is among nine current and former FIFA officials and five corporate executives charged by the U.S. Department ...

Jun 4, 2015

BBC apologizes after journalist tweeted queen's 'death'

The BBC on Wednesday apologized and launched an internal inquiry after a tweet sent from the account of one of its producers said Queen Elizabeth II had died, during a test of coverage for a royal death. The first of a series of tweets ...

BBC chief receives death threats after axing Clarkson of 'Top Gear'

Mar 29, 2015

BBC chief receives death threats after axing Clarkson of 'Top Gear'

British police were on Sunday investigating death threats against BBC Director General Tony Hall following his decision to drop “Top Gear” presenter Jeremy Clarkson. Scotland Yard police headquarters confirmed it was examining allegations made on Wednesday, when Hall confirmed Clarkson’s contract would not be ...

'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson brushes off suspension

Mar 12, 2015

'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson brushes off suspension

Jeremy Clarkson, the controversial presenter of hit BBC program “Top Gear,” joked about his suspension as an online petition for him to be reinstated gathered over half a million signatures on Wednesday. “I’m just off to the job center,” he told reporters outside his ...

Nov 25, 2014

Two Britons fighting alongside Kurds against Islamic State: U.K. media

At least two Britons are among around 15 Westerners fighting in Syria alongside Kurdish guerrillas against the Islamic State group, according to British media. The Observer newspaper reported that Jamie Read, from North Lanarkshire in Scotland, and James Hughes, from Reading in central England, ...

BBC reporters 'badly beaten' in Russia

Sep 19, 2014

BBC reporters 'badly beaten' in Russia

A team of BBC journalists was assaulted in southern Russia while researching a story about soldiers “being killed at the Ukraine border,” the company said Thursday after lodging a protest with Russian authorities. The three reporters were working in the southern city of Astrakhan ...

Aug 19, 2014

Longtime BBC announcer Gordon, 78, dies

James Alexander Gordon, who read out the soccer results on BBC radio for 40 years and had one of the most recognizable voices in broadcasting, has died at the age of 78. “James was an iconic radio voice who turned the classified football results ...

BBC news to turn Japanese with translated website

Jun 27, 2014

BBC news to turn Japanese with translated website

by Elizabeth Kerr

A recent job posting for a digital editor for BBC World Japan sparked interest online, with local Web-watchers noting that the job description called for a Tokyo-based editor with fluent Japanese to head up a team that will publish content from the main BBC ...