Doping testers stay close to athletes despite virus

General Mar 13, 2020

Doping testers stay close to athletes despite virus

Getting very close to strangers is some people's job, even in a global virus outbreak. Doping testers around the sporting world are trying to avoid infecting themselves or athletes, but that's not always easy when you have to squeeze into a cubicle with a sports ...

Former IAAF chief Lamine Diack attends court hearing

General Feb 1, 2020

Former IAAF chief Lamine Diack attends court hearing

Lamine Diack, the former head of track and field's world governing body, returned to court in Paris on Friday for questioning over bribery charges and the allocation of major athletics events and two Olympic Games. The 86-year-old Senegalese arrived in court at around 9.30 a.m. ...

Olympics Jan 30, 2020

Russia faces blanket track ban at 2020 Olympics

Russian track and field athletes may be banned from a second straight Summer Olympics after the Athletics Integrity Unit recommended severe sanctions be imposed on the Russian Athletics Federation on Wednesday. The AIU ordered the national federation to admit its complicity in doping offenses and ...

Russia confirms it will appeal four-year Olympic doping ban

Olympics Dec 27, 2019

Russia confirms it will appeal four-year Olympic doping ban

Russia has confirmed that it will appeal against its four-year Olympic ban for manipulating doping data. The Russian anti-doping agency, known as RUSADA, sent a formal letter Friday disagreeing with the sanctions imposed earlier this month by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The case is now ...

Olympics Dec 19, 2019

Russia appeals four-year doping ban

Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA will appeal the four-year ban from major sporting events, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics handed to the country over allegations of state-sponsored doping and repeated cover-up attempts, Tass news agency reported Thursday. RUSADA's supervisory committee decided Thursday to file an appeal ...