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Ajee Wilson’s positive test; something other than beef smells rancid here

Ajee Wilson’s positive test; something other than beef smells rancid here

Christopher Kelsall June 20, 2017 2

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated American middle-distance runner, Ajee Wilson from Philadelphia, PA, tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug Zeranol, which is sold under the brand name Ralone. The positive result was

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Pound confident Russian athletes will be found guilty of Sochi 2014 doping despite IOC inaction

Pound confident Russian athletes will be found guilty of Sochi 2014 doping despite IOC inaction

Dick Straight June 6, 2017 0

Inside the Games Richard Pound has criticised International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach for the way he is continuing to respond to doping problems involving Russia and has expressed concerns over the aims of

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Opinion: Call me when USADA publishes a final document on Nike Oregon Project

Opinion: Call me when USADA publishes a final document on Nike Oregon Project

Christopher Kelsall May 26, 2017 0

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Flotrack, an online publication that promotes the sport of athletics (track and field) and based in Austin, Texas, published a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) document that implicates

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Jemima Sumgong, 2016 Olympic gold medallist fails drug test

Jemima Sumgong, 2016 Olympic gold medallist fails drug test

Christopher Kelsall April 6, 2017 0

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Jemima Sumgong, the reigning 2016 London Marathon champion and 2016 Rio Olympic Gold Medallist has tested positive in an out-of-competition drugs test for Erythropoietin. Erythropoietin also known as EPO

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Shalane Flanagan, “surprisingly emotional” upon being upgraded to an Olympic silver medal

Shalane Flanagan, “surprisingly emotional” upon being upgraded to an Olympic silver medal

Christopher Kelsall April 6, 2017 0

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated  Good for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for reaching back into the past and re-testing suspected athlete’s blood samples. And good for them for acting upon

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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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