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 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 ...

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 ...

Whaling town preserves tradition

Jul 1, 2014

Whaling town preserves tradition


The whaling season opened with a public carve-up and barbecue in the coastal town of Minamiboso, Chiba Prefecture, where workers last Thursday sliced a whale before a crowd of elementary school students and residents. Onlookers later received pieces of fried whale meat. The annual ...