Coe defends 'ostensibly clean' athletics

Aug 30, 2015

Coe defends 'ostensibly clean' athletics

Part of Sebastian Coe’s new job as head of world athletics will be to shift the conversation about his “ostensibly clean” sport from doping to spectacular performances, he said on Sunday. The Briton will become president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ...

Aug 25, 2015

Marathon organizers miffed about Shobukhova reinstatement

Marathon organizers have demanded an urgent meeting with officials after the reinstatement of Russian drug cheat Lilya Shobukhova despite the fact she has not repaid around $3 million in prize money earned when she was doping. Sources within the World Marathon Majors, the series ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mets reliever Mejia hit with second doping suspension

Jul 29, 2015

Mets reliever Mejia hit with second doping suspension

Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was banned for an additional 162 games Tuesday by Major League Baseball following a second positive test for performance-enhancing substances. The right-hander was suspended April 11 after testing positive for Stanozolol ...