IAAF considered covering up extent of Russian doping

Jan 13, 2016

IAAF considered covering up extent of Russian doping

Six years before the IAAF banned Russia, track and field’s governing body knew of doping so out of control it feared Russian athletes could die from abusing blood-boosting drugs and transfusions, and officials considered collaborating with Russians to hide the extent of cheating before ...

Dec 25, 2015

IAAF taskforce to inspect Russia in January

The International Association of Athletics Federations says a taskforce will visit Russia for the first time on Jan. 10-11 next year to inspect the response to the doping scandal which caused it to be banned from the sport. Russia must meet steps set out ...

Nov 28, 2015

Kenyan athletes hit with doping bans

Track and field Two-time cross-country world champion Emily Chebet was among seven Kenyan athletes banned for doping Friday, another indication that the country has a serious problem of cheating among its famed distance runners. Chebet, the cross-country world champion in 2010 and 2013, was ...

Nov 18, 2015

IAAF investigating Kenyan doping cover-up allegations

The IAAF has been investigating alleged doping cover-ups in Kenya since last March, track and field’s world governing body said Tuesday. Confirmation of the investigation into Kenya by the IAAF’s ethics commission came four days after Russia was suspended from international track competition for ...

Conte says WADA, IAAF part of problem, not solution

Nov 13, 2015

Conte says WADA, IAAF part of problem, not solution

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Hours after the World Anti-Doping Agency released the results of its exhaustive findings in a 323-page report on Monday about the wide-reaching Russian track and field doping scandal, Victor Conte was already weighing in on the matter. And even though Dick Pound, founding president ...

Olympic ban possible for Russia over doping

Nov 10, 2015

Olympic ban possible for Russia over doping

Russian track and field athletes could be banned from next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a devastatingly critical report accused the country’s government of complicity in widespread doping and cover-ups. The World Anti-Doping Agency commission set up to investigate doping in Russia ...

Nov 9, 2015

Coe seeking ways to restore IAAF's credibility

IAAF president Sebastian Coe said Sunday that his sport faces a “long way back” before it can restore trust and credibility amid the “dark days” of the bribery, extortion and doping cover-up allegations that are shaking track and field. In an interview with AP, ...

IAAF cancels annual gala as scandal grows

Nov 7, 2015

IAAF cancels annual gala as scandal grows

The IAAF canceled its annual awards gala Friday amid the corruption allegations rocking track and field’s governing body. The IAAF ethics commission also confirmed that the son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack was among four people facing sanctions in connection with helping a ...

Former athletics chief Diack placed under investigation

Nov 5, 2015

Former athletics chief Diack placed under investigation

Lamine Diack, the former head of world athletics, has been placed under formal investigation in France on suspicion of corruption and money laundering following a complaint from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The inquiry, confirmed by the French financial prosecutor’s office on Wednesday, comes ...