The International Association of Athletics Federations should have been ‘more alert’: Sebastian Coe

London:   The IAAF should have been “more alert” during events that eventually saw world athletics’ governing body suspend Russia over state-sponsored doping, according to Sebastian Coe. Coe, writing in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, was elected president of the IAAF in August after spending eight years as deputy to Lamine Diack, who is being investigated Read More …

Russian Sprinter Alexander Zverev Banned for Doping

The Russian doping scandal took a new twist Tuesday when paralympian sprinter Alexander Zverev was suspended for nine months after testing positive for a banned drug. (Read More in Athletics) The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said that Zverev had “returned an adverse analytical finding for cannabinoids in a urine sample provided on 20 June 2015 Read More …

Richard Masters New Permanent Premier League Chief Executive

Richard Masters has been promoted to the post of full-time chief executive of the English Premier League in a move officials will hope end a saga involving two failed appointments. Thursday’s announcement by the EPL ends the search as Masters, the interim chief executive of English football’s lucrative top flight since the long-serving Richard Scudamore Read More …

BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu Knocked Out After Losing To Chen Yufei

Defending champion PV Sindhu was knocked out of the year-ending BWF World Tour Finals after losing to China’s Chen Yufei, her second defeat in two days, in Guangzhou, China on Thursday. Sindhu lost 22-20, 16-21, 12-21. Just like in her campaign opener against Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi on Wednesday, Sindhu squandered a game advantage to lose Read More …

Ferrari CEO Admits To “Conversations” With Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton

Ferrari chief executive officer Louis Camilleri said Thursday that it was premature to talk about a possible move of six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton to the Italian team. Camilleri confirmed that Mercedes driver Hamilton has had “conversations” with Ferrari chairman John Elkann, but not with him nor Team Principal Mattia Binotto. “It is common knowledge Read More …

BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu Squanders Game Advantage To Suffer 2nd Successive Loss

Defending champion PV Sindhu‘s campaign in the year-ending BWF World Tour Finals was all but over after the Indian lost to China’s Chen Yufei 22-20, 16-21, 12-21 in Guangzhou, China on Thursday. Just like in her campaign opener against Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi on Wednesday, Sindhu squandered a game advantage to lose yet again in a Read More …

Disgraced Kenyan Runner Rita Jeptoo Urged to Reveal Doping Secrets

Disgraced Kenyan woman marathoner Rita Jeptoo has been urged to break her silence by her former coach and reveal the people behind her failed dope test to save the country’s future generation. (Read more in Athletics) Italian Claudio Berardelli, who served as Jeptoo’s coach since 2011, told major Kenyan newspaper the Daily Nation on Tuesday Read More …

WADA Suspends Russian Anti-Doping Agency

Colorado Springs: Russia’s anti-doping agency (RUSADA) was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Wednesday, raising the possibility of Russian track stars being barred from the Olympics if the country does not fall back into line with accepted international rules. (Russia Provisionally Suspended by IAAF Over Doping Scandal) WADA’s foundation board unanimously passed a Read More …

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