IOC Athletes’ Commission supports WADA’s lifting of ban on RUSADA

By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG, Sept 22 : Kirsty Coventry, chair of the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission, said on Saturday that she supported the lifting of the ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA despite widespread dismay over this week’s WADA decision. Coventry, newly appointed sports minister in her native Zimbabwe, said she saw it as […]

Olympic Council of Asia to analyse old results to punish dope-tainted sports

By Amlan Chakraborty JAKARTA, Aug 20 : The three sports which recorded the most doping cases in the last 12 years risk being trimmed or dropped altogether from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) calendar, its president Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah said on Monday. Continental powerhouse China are not competing in weightlifting at the […]

Kenya wants no discrimination in new IAAF anti-doping rules

By Isaack Omulo NAIROBI, July 30 : Doping is a global menace and there should be no discrimination in the tough new anti-doping rules announced by the sport’s governing IAAF at its council meeting in Buenos Aires last week, a senior Kenyan athletics official said on Monday. Under the rules approved by the International Association […]

Kiprop’s doping failure hits Kenya’s cradle of athletics

By Isaack Omulo ELDORET, Kenya, May 4 : The residents of Eldoret and Iten, considered Kenya’s home of distance running, are hurting following official confirmation that former Olympic and world 1,500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop has tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), an independent body handling doping matters on […]

AIU confirms Kiprop positive test, rejects allegations

By Mitch Phillips LONDON, May 4 : The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed on Friday that Kenyan former three-times world 1,500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop had tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO, and rejected some of his extraordinary allegations against officials. Kiprop, 28, said on Thursday in a lengthy statement that his urine […]

Russians fear doping has sunk their bid to fly flag at Games

By Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber and Mark Trevelyan PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 24 : A despondent mood swept through Russian athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Saturday, their hopes of being able to fly the Russian flag at the closing ceremony deflated by a second positive doping test. “They were due to look at how we […]