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 […]

Russian bobsledder Sergeeva admits anti-doping violation: CAS

By Mitch Phillips PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 24 : Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has admitted an anti-doping violation and has been disqualified from the Winter Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Saturday. As the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were meeting to discuss Russia’s possible Olympic reinstatement, CAS said in a statement […]

Russian medallist at Games suspected of doping – source

By Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 18 : A Russian medallist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday, in a potential major blow to Russia’s efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal. Alexander Krushelnitsky, a bronze-medallist along with […]

Sports tribunal begins hearing appeals from 39 banned Russians

By Brian Homewood GENEVA, Jan 22 : The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began to hear appeals on Monday from 39 Russian athletes who were given lifetime Olympic bans for doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games. The athletes were among 43 disqualified from their events, banned from participating in future Olympics and in […]