Mo Farah ‘happy to have samples retested anytime’ as Briton reiterates innocence

Sir Mo Farah has reiterated his openness to have any of his previous samples for drugs tests retested. UK Anti-Doping outlined their intent to fight the World Anti-Doping Agency’s efforts to seize any of Farah’s urine and blood samples in an investigation into athletes trained by disgraced trainer Alberto Salazar. Farah, who won double gold at both the London and Rio Olympics, has […]

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BOA issue ‘full and robust response’ to athletes over sponsorship rights legal challenge

The British Olympic Association [BOA] says it has “formally responded” to a legal challenge over sponsorship rights brought by a group of its own athletes that could cast a shadow over its preparations for next year’s Tokyo Games. The group, which includes Mo Farah, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Laura Muir and Adam Gemili, are seeking to challenge an International Olympic Committee rule […]

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Lamine Diack: Former athletics chief’s trial set to start in Paris

Media playback is not supported on this device The trial of Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ world governing body the IAAF, will get under way in Paris on Monday. The 86-year-old Senegalese faces corruption and money-laundering charges linked to the Russian doping scandal. Diack was investigated by French authorities for four years over claims he took payments […]

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BOA issue ‘full and robust response’ to athletes over sponsorship rights legal challenge

The British Olympic Association [BOA] says it has “formally responded” to a legal challenge over sponsorship rights brought by a group of its own athletes that could cast a shadow over its preparations for next year’s Tokyo Games. The group, which includes Mo Farah, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Laura Muir and Adam Gemili, are seeking to challenge an International Olympic Committee rule […]

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Danil Lysenko: Officials suspended over anti-doping violations involving high-jumper

The president of Russian athletics and senior officials have been suspended for anti-doping rule breaches involving high jumper Danil Lysenko. The Athletics Intergrity Unit (AIU) said the provisional suspensions were linked to an inquiry into whereabouts violations committed by the world indoor champion. Lysenko and his coach have also been suspended. Russia has been banned from competing as a nation […]

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De Rozario, Low add to Australia’s gold medal haul

Dubai: Madison de Rozario and Vanessa Low have added two more gold medals to Australia's haul at the world para athletics championships. De Rozario took out the 800m (T53) final while Low's success in the long jump (T61-63) added to the four gold medals won by Australian men during the first five days of competition in Dubai. Madison de Rozario […]

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Female World Athlete 2019 award: Brigid Kosgei and Fraser-Pryce among five finalists

Marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei is one of five finalists for the Female World Athlete 2019 award. Last month the Kenyan broke Briton Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old world record, running a time of 2hrs 14mins 04secs to win the Chicago Marathon. Kosgei, 25, also became the youngest winner of the London marathon in April. American Dalilah Muhammad, Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, […]

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Australians medal in Para shot put, but face Games predicament

Australian shot putters Cameron Crombie and Marty Jackson have just won two world championship medals in an event that doesn't exist on the Paralympic Games program. What's more cutting is that Crombie is the world record holder for the T38 shot put class, which is for cerebral palsy athletes or those without fully functioning limbs. Cameron Crombie and Marty Jackson […]

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WADA to probe athletes who trained under Salazar

World Anti-Doping Agency president Sir Craig Reedie has said his organisation will "look at" athletes who trained under banned coach Alberto Salazar. The 61-year-old Salazar was found guilty of doping violations earlier this year after a four-year investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Banned coach Alberto Salazar.Credit:AP The Nike Oregon Project (NOP), where American Salazar worked with his athletes, […]

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