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 […]

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 […]