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Do the Russians continue to dope?

Do the Russians continue to dope?

Dick Straight March 22, 2017 0

The Russian doping may continue full steam ahead. We don’t know. But we do know their culture and acceptance of cheating cannot be changed overnight. The International Olympic Committee, International Association of Athletics Federations and

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Isinbayeva reappointed head of Russian Anti-Doping Agency in face of WADA opposition

Isinbayeva reappointed head of Russian Anti-Doping Agency in face of WADA opposition

Dick Straight March 10, 2017 0

Russia continue to be defy not only gravity, but doping logic. They are a resolute bunch. From Inside the Games Yelena Isinbayeva has been reappointed chair of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) Supervisory Board today, despite

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WADA confirms McLaren evidence may not be sufficient to sanction some Russian athletes

WADA confirms McLaren evidence may not be sufficient to sanction some Russian athletes

Dick Straight February 26, 2017 0

From Inside the Games The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has confirmed that there may be a lack of “sufficient evidence” needed to impose sanctions upon some Russian athletes identified in the McLaren Report. In an open

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WADA warn against jailing doping cheats as Ethiopian faces three-year sentence

WADA warn against jailing doping cheats as Ethiopian faces three-year sentence

Dick Straight February 10, 2017 0

From Inside the Games The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reiterated its concern with handing jail terms to athletes who fails drugs tests after claims an Ethiopian runner faces at least three years behind bars

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Disgraced Turkish athlete returns to competition in Europe; she should be banned for life

Disgraced Turkish athlete returns to competition in Europe; she should be banned for life

Christopher Kelsall February 7, 2017 0

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Disgraced Turkish middle-distance athlete Asli Cakir Alptekein returned to competition four years after her original eight-year drugs ban started. The drug cheat was permitted to compete in the European

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IAAF not eager to restore Russia’s membership, according to Mutko

IAAF not eager to restore Russia’s membership, according to Mutko

Christopher Kelsall January 15, 2017 0

From Inside the Games Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has claimed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) does not seem keen to reinstate the country’s membership. The Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF), previously known as

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IOC and WADA agree ceasefire after meeting between Bach and Reedie

IOC and WADA agree ceasefire after meeting between Bach and Reedie

Dick Straight December 6, 2016 0

From Inside the Games International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) counterpart Sir Craig Reedie have had a “clear the air” meeting here today at which “perceived misunderstandings” were addressed. According

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IAAF Taskforce recommend extending opportunity for Russian athletes to be allowed to compete individually

IAAF Taskforce recommend extending opportunity for Russian athletes to be allowed to compete individually

Dick Straight December 5, 2016 0

From Inside the Game Russia’s suspended track and field athletes look increasingly likely to remain out in the cold during next summer’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London, according to new

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Le Monde and ARD: Criminal Practices in Athletics – Doping and Cover-Ups on Shocking Scale

Le Monde and ARD: Criminal Practices in Athletics – Doping and Cover-Ups on Shocking Scale

Dick Straight November 25, 2016 0

Le Monde and ARD TV Research conducted by French daily newspaper Le Monde and German broadcaster ARD suggests that extortion, dubious financial transactions and other mafia-style practices have been employed in international athletics over a

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IOC propose reintroducing controversial Osaka Rule to keep drug cheats out of Olympics

IOC propose reintroducing controversial Osaka Rule to keep drug cheats out of Olympics

Dick Straight November 22, 2016 0

From Inside the Games A reintroduction of the controversial Osaka Rule, banning athletes convicted of serious doping offences from competing at the next Olympic Games, has been proposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to

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