Athletics

Leaked IAAF doping files reveal ‘extraordinary extent of cheating’

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Athletics is facing a new crisis after fresh allegations of suspected doping emerged following a leak of test data. The Sunday Times  and German broadcaster ARD/WRD  have obtained access to the results of 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. According to the newspaper, the evidence – which has been seen by the BBC – reveals the “extraordinary extent of cheating” ...

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John Ampomah: Who says athletics is dead?

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Record breaking Ghanaian athlete John Ampomah has expressed shock at the notion that Athletics in Ghana is dead. The United States based javelin thrower has had a memorable year after he managed to attain a personal best time of 81.55m.He has also repeatedly broken a number of his own records and is gradually carving a space for himself in the ...

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Dutee Chand: I lost all my honour in landmark gender case

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Indian sprinter Dutee Chand says she is glad others will not face similar abuse to her after being cleared to compete following a landmark gender case. Chand, 19, had been banned since last summer after failing a hormone test. But the Court of Arbitration for Sport has suspended“hyperandrogenism” rules, which will be scrapped if athletics bosses cannot provide new evidence. ...

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Mo Farah: Olympic champion questioned by Usada lawyer

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Mo Farah was questioned by the US Anti-Doping Agency on Saturday as part of an investigation into claims the Olympic champion’s coach Alberto Salazar breached anti-doping rules. Briton Farah, who won the 3,000m at the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium on Friday, was interviewed for five hours by Usada lawyer Bill Bock. There is no suggestion the double Olympic ...

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Usain Bolt wins 100m at London 2012 Anniversary Games

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Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt showed a return to form to win the 100m at the Anniversary Games in London. The Jamaican, who has been struggling for fitness, won both his heat and the final in 9.87 seconds in wet conditions at the Olympic Stadium. “I really wanted to run faster,” said Bolt, 28, who defends his world title next ...

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Diamond League: Justin Gatlin wins 100m in Monaco

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American Justin Gatlin continued his fine Diamond League form by winning the 100m in 9.78 seconds in Monaco. The 33-year-old followed up his time of 9.75 in Lausanne last week with an equally impressive display ahead of next month’s World Championships. Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, is now unbeaten in 23 races. American Tyson Gay finished second in ...

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Diamond League: Justin Gatlin wins 100m in Monaco

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American Justin Gatlin continued his fine Diamond League form by winning the 100m in 9.78 seconds in Monaco. The 33-year-old followed up his time of 9.75 in Lausanne last week with an equally impressive display ahead of next month’s World Championships. Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, is now unbeaten in 23 races. American Tyson Gay finished second in ...

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Genzebe Dibaba breaks 1500m world record at Diamond League

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Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba produced a stunning run in Friday’s Monaco Diamond League meeting to set a new 1500m world record of three minutes 50.08 seconds. The 24-year-old took four seconds off her personal best to break Chinese athlete Yunxia Qu’s record of 3:50.46, which had stood since September 1993. Dibaba may not compete at the distance at next month’s World ...

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Usain Bolt to compete at London Anniversary Games in July

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Usain Bolt is to compete at the London Anniversary Games. Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 100m and 200m champion has struggled with injury this year but will return for the event at the Olympic Stadium from 24-26 July. Bolt, 28, has run just five times this season, clocking a 100m best of 10.12 seconds in April. Justin Gatlin, Asafa Powell and Tyson ...

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Diamond League: Justin Gatlin beats Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay

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American Justin Gatlin ran the joint second-fastest time of 2015 to beat Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay in the men’s 100m at the Diamond League in Lausanne. The 33-year-old, who has served two doping bans, ran in 9.79 seconds ahead of next month’s world championships. Powell and Gay both ran 9.92 seconds, while Usain Bolt was out injured, although the ...

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