A decade and counting, Semenya promises to ‘rise’ once again

Sports 05/01/19, 10:16

Caster Semenya was only a teenager in 2009, an 18-year-old newcomer at her first major track meet, when she caused such a stir with her speed that organizers performed sex verification tests on her.Ever since that shocking situation at the world championships in Berlin, the South African runner has been ...

Farah declines selection for marathon at track worlds

Sports 05/01/19, 06:49

Mo Farah has declined selection for the marathon at the world championships in Doha, potentially setting up a return to the track.Farah, who won back-to-back Olympic doubles in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, said in 2017 that he had run his last race on the track and would instead be ...

World champion walker Ivanov banned for doping

Sports 03/22/19, 11:12

Russian race walker Alexander Ivanov was stripped of his 2013 world championship title after being found guilty of doping, the country's track federation said Friday.Ivanov was handed a three-year ban after blood data in his biological passport showed signs of doping. The ban was backdated to May 2, 2017, when ...

Interview: Polish WADA hopeful touts anti-doping plans

Sports 03/18/19, 14:59

Poland's sports minister said Monday the steps he has taken to fight doping in his country have given him the experience needed to become the next head of the World Anti-Doping Agency.Witold Banka says that in his three years as minister, he changed the law to start an independent panel ...

Russian race walker Kirdyapkina banned for doping

Sports 02/07/19, 06:34

Russian race walker Anisya Kirdyapkina, a two-time world championship medalist, has been banned for using performance-enhancing drugs, further dismantling one of the most successful doping programs in history.Kirdyapkina was the only athlete from Russia's nine-person Olympic walk team in 2012 never to have served a ban despite multiple investigations into ...

Olympic champion among 12 Russian athletes guilty of doping

Sports 02/01/19, 11:04

Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov was among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty Friday of taking part in state-backed doping.The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Ukhov has been disqualified from the 2012 London Olympics, while hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko and high jumper Svetlana Shkolina also have ...

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