Coronavirus: USA Track and Field call for Olympics delay

USA Track and Field, athletics’ US governing body, has called for this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo to be delayed because of the ongoing coronavirus situation. The federation has asked the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee to advocate to the International Olympic Committee for the postponement of the Games. It follows a request from USA Swimming for it to be delayed […]

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Stawell Gift abandoned, could be run later this year

The 2020 Stawell Gift has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, though the race could potentially be rescheduled for later in the year. Just weeks after being given a financial bailout by the Victorian government to allow it to continue this year, the historic footrace has been forced to cancel. The Stawell Gift has been abandoned due to the […]

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Coronavirus: London Marathon postponed until October

April’s London Marathon has been postponed and rearranged for 4 October because of the coronavirus outbreak. The event was scheduled to take place around the streets of the city on Sunday, 26 April. It is the first time the race has been postponed since its launch in 1981. “The world is in an unprecedented situation, grappling with a global pandemic […]

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The needle and the damage done

Three times he said no. For five hours they quizzed him, and three times they directly put to Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah that he had been injected with L-carnitine before the 2014 London Marathon. Repeatedly the US Anti-Doping officials said to the British distance-running champion that he had taken L-carnitine and that his coach Alberto Salazar had recommended the […]

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Alberto Salazar: Concerns over medications for Mo Farah ‘dated back to 2011’

UK Athletics officials had concerns about banned former Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar’s use of medications with Mo Farah as early as July 2011, documents reveal. A senior UKA doctor remarked at the time: “Wonder how much other medical stuff [Salazar] may drive and not keep us informed.” UK Athletics said any concerns about four-time Olympic champion Farah’s medication […]

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