Russia's ban from Rio Paralympics upheld

Aug 23, 2016

Russia's ban from Rio Paralympics upheld

Russia is banned from the Paralympic Games as punishment for a state-backed doping program, after losing an appeal at sport’s highest court. The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced its urgent verdict Tuesday to dismiss the Russian Paralympic Committee’s appeal against exclusion from the ...

Farah denies friendship with drug-tainted Somali coach

Aug 21, 2016

Farah denies friendship with drug-tainted Somali coach

Britain’s Mo Farah sought to distance himself from drug-tainted Somali coach Jama Aden following victory in the 5,000-meter final at the Rio Olympics. The 33-year-old, who became the first man in 40 years to retain the two Olympic distance crowns on Saturday, denied being ...

Aug 21, 2016

Russian shot putter Kolodko stripped of London silver

For the third time in a week, Russia was stripped of a track-and-field medal Saturday after another athlete tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from previous Olympics. Evgenia Kolodko was disqualified and stripped of the silver medal in the women’s shot put ...

Aug 17, 2016

Russia stripped of women's relay gold from Beijing Games

Russia was stripped of a relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Tuesday after one of its female runners tested positive for steroids in a reanalysis of her doping samples. Sprinter Yulia Chermoshanskaya tested positive for two drugs — stanozolol and turinabol ...

Aug 16, 2016

Russian whistleblower Stepanova switches residences

The Russian runner who blew the whistle on Russia’s doping scandal fears for her safety and has switched residences after hackers breached a database that records her whereabouts. Yulia Stepanova and her husband, Vitaly, spoke up about a state-run doping system in Russia that ...

Boos rain down during bittersweet night for Gatlin

Aug 15, 2016

Boos rain down during bittersweet night for Gatlin

Losing is one thing. Justin Gatlin didn’t expect he’d get booed at the Olympic 100-meter final, too. “We all have respect for each other,” the American sprinter said of his fellow competitors. “I’d like to see everyone have respect in the audience, as well.” ...

Klishina wins appeal, can compete at Olympics

Aug 15, 2016

Klishina wins appeal, can compete at Olympics

The lone Russian track and field athlete at the Olympics has won her appeal to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Games. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled early Monday that long jumper Darya Klishina is eligible to take part in Tuesday’s qualifying ...

Rival sprinters Bolt, Gatlin take center stage

Aug 13, 2016

Rival sprinters Bolt, Gatlin take center stage

The battle to be crowned world’s fastest man takes center stage at the Rio Olympics on Sunday with Usain Bolt facing another likely showdown with Justin Gatlin where the image of track and field will be on the line. Twelve months ago, when Bolt ...

Aug 13, 2016

WADA, CAS are target of hackers

The World Anti-Doping Agency and Court of Arbitration for Sport said they have been targeted by hackers, with an attempt made to obtain access credentials for the database which tracks athletes for drug testing. WADA said it learned “this week,” during the Rio Olympics, ...