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 …

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 …

Athletes Uneasy Over Welcoming Russians at 2016 Olympics

Colorado Springs: The prospect of Russian athletes being welcomed back into the fold for the Olympics is causing alarm amongst rivals, with questions swirling over whether the country can rebuild a credible anti-doping regime in time for Rio. (Russia Provisionally Suspended by IAAF Over Doping Scandal) Track and field has been plunged into the worst Read More …

Russia Need to Rid Sport of State Interference, Says Author of Anti-Doping Report

London: Russian Athletics need to prove it can operate without interference from state security services if it is to compete on an international stage again, the author of an explosive anti-doping report said on Tuesday. (WADA Suspend Russian Anti-Doping Agency) Russia were suspended from international athletics after a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report accused its Read More …

IAAF Suspended Russia Under Pressure, Says Sports Minister

Moscow: Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decision to suspend the membership of Russian Athletics Federation (RAF) was made under pressure.(WADA Suspend Russian Anti-Doping Agency) “The decision was made under pressure. But everyone should understand that this is not a problem of Russia but a problem of Read More …

International Olympic Committee President Proposes Overhaul of WADA Doping Operations

Prague: International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach proposed an overhaul of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s operations, including the creation of independent testing and professional intelligence-gathering units to avoid the kind of scandals that have embroiled Russia and track and field. (WADA Suspends Russian Anti-Doping Agency) In a radical change, Bach also recommended that all doping Read More …

Russia to Hold Talks With World Anti-Doping Agency

Russia’s sports minister Vitaly Mutko said he would meet with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Frankfurt this week to discuss a roadmap to revamp the country’s scandal-ridden anti-doping system. (WADA Suspends Russian Anti-Doping Agency) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) this month provisionally suspended Russia after a bombshell report published by a WADA Read More …

Court of Arbitration For Sport to Judge Bans For Six Russian Athletes Caught Doping

Lausanne: The allegedly corrupt Russian anti-doping system in athletics goes on trial at sport’s highest court next week with two 2012 Olympic medals at stake. (Russia to Hold Talks With World Anti-Doping Agency) The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will hear appeals on December 2-3 by the IAAF against six Russian athletes, their Read More …

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