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Three athletics officials banned for life, including son of ex-IAAF head Diack

The son of former IAAF boss Lamine Diack is one of three top figures in athletics to be handed a lifetime ban from the sport. Papa Massata Diack was charged along with two Russian officials over a doping cover-up involving Russian athlete Liliya Shobukhova. Gabriel Dollé, the IAAF’s former anti-doping director, was also punished with Read More

Bolt, Serena honoured by International Sports Press Association

Jamaican sprinting champion Usain Bolt was named the Best Male Athlete of 2015 by the International Sports Press Association. This is the fifth time Bolt received the award, and he came up in front of other contenders, like Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and soccer maestro Lionel Messi of Argentina. The women’s award went to Read More

Russia athletics ban to apply at 2016 World Indoor Championships in Portland

The IAAF’s ban against athletes from Russia will extend to the World Indoor Championships next year. The event, from March 17 to 20 in Portland, Oregon, will be the first major competition without Russian representation. The country was recently barred from competing after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accused them of widespread doping. Russia has Read More

Usain Bolt joins two Americans in IAAF Male Athlete award shortlist

Usain Bolt is one of three finalists who could receive the IAAF’s Male Athlete of the Year award. The Jamaican Olympic gold winning track star defended his 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles at this year’s World Championships in Beijing. Bolt is up against two Americans for the award. Ashton Eaton, the decathlete who won Read More

Russia athletics body to admit to some claims in WADA report

The Russian Athletic Federation says they plan to admit to some of the charges made by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), who released a report accusing Russia of state-sponsored doping. Their admission means that the country can avoid a ban from athletics, especially with the Summer Olympics coming next year in Rio de Janeiro. Still, Read More

Former IAAF boss Diack suspended from IOC honorary membership

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack has been provisionally suspended as an honorary member of the International Olympics Committee (IOC). Diack is accused by French authorities of taking bribes to protect doping athletes. This follows a report by the World Anti-Doping Agency accusing Russia of widespread doping. The IAAF was implicated in that report. Diack has Read More

France investigating ex-IAAF boss Diack over corruption claims

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack is being investigated by French authorities. He’s accused of accepting money to protect Russian athletes who tested positive for doping back in 2011. Diack ended his tenure as IAAF chief in August, and his successor Sebastian Coe has reportedly offered to cooperate with French investigators. (Image source: BBC)

Over 3,800 positive results found in doping tests, say WADA figures

New figures from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found more than 3,800 samples containing banned substances. The samples come from over 280,000 tests carried out globally last year. Surprisingly, this is actually a 10 percent drop from 2013. The athletics world has been suffering from widespread doping claims for some time; this year’s IAAF World Read More

Gatlin crowned overall Diamond League champ in 100m at Brussels final

It was the final Diamond League showdown in Brussels, and Justin Gatlin is probably relieved to not see Usain Bolt on the track with him. The American was named the overall Diamond League champion in the men’s 100 metres, clocking in at 9.98 seconds. Gatlin edged Femi Ogunode of Qatar, also with 9.98. Jamaica’s Asafa Read More

Powell, Simpson settle out of court with drug firm over doping bans

Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with a drug company in connection with their doping bans. Last year the Jamaican sprinters were suspended for six months after testing positive for the stimulant oxilofrine, apparently from a supplement called Epiphany D1. This led both Powell and Simpson to sue Dynamic Life Read More

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