Coe scrutinized over '21 Eugene bid

More Sports / Athletics Nov 25, 2015

Coe scrutinized over '21 Eugene bid

The head of world athletics, Sebastian Coe, faced fresh allegations about his involvement in the controversial award of the 2021 world championships to the American city of Eugene on Tuesday, but insisted he had acted fairly throughout. In April this year, the hosting rights were ...

More Sports / Athletics Nov 18, 2015

Russian runner disqualified after winning Kanazawa marathon

Russian marathoner Viktor Ugarov has been disqualified after winning the Kanazawa Marathon on Sunday, as Russia is suspended from international athletics events amid allegations of state-sponsored doping, The Associated Press reported. The AP quoted the International Association of Athletics Federations as saying Tuesday that "the ...

More Sports / Athletics Nov 14, 2015

Russian Arkhipova suspended from Saitama International Marathon

Japan Association of Athletics Federations on Saturday notified Russian Tatyana Arkhipova of her suspension from Sunday's Saitama International Marathon after Russia was provisionally banned on Friday from competing for alleged systematic doping. The 32-year-old Arkhipova, who won the bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics, ...

Former athletics chief Diack placed under investigation

More Sports / Athletics 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 at ...

More Sports / Athletics Aug 20, 2015

German athletics chief slams IAAF council exclusion

Germany's athletics chief on Thursday said his country is likely to have paid a price for its tough anti-doping stance and recent doping revelations on German television as it missed out on an IAAF council seat after 20 years. Clemens Prokop said he was disappointed ...

Bubka targets doping fight as IAAF's top priority

More Sports / Athletics 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 Vitali ...

More Sports / Athletics 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 athletes ...