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Turkey tests positive again and poor Ben Johnson

Turkey tests positive again and poor Ben Johnson

Christopher Kelsall July 31, 2013 0

© Copyright – 2013 – Athletics Illustrated Join the discussion thread here. More shame has been thrust upon the nation of Turkey today, as nine more track and field athletes have had their drug tests return

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Time to Ban The Turkish Athletics Federation?

Time to Ban The Turkish Athletics Federation?

Christopher Kelsall July 23, 2013 4

© Copyright – 2013 – Athletics Illustrated Join the discussion thread here. It is now time for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to wield its authority and suspend the membership of the Turkish Athletics

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Gay, Powell and Simpson: Delusion is a symptom of vanity

Gay, Powell and Simpson: Delusion is a symptom of vanity

Christopher Kelsall July 15, 2013 1

© Copyright – 2013 – Athletics Illustrated A few of the top male and female sprinters from Jamaica and the USA have had recent out-of-competition blood tests return positive, indicating the use of performance enhancing

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The Stunning Removal of Wrestling from The Olympic Games

The Stunning Removal of Wrestling from The Olympic Games

Christopher Kelsall February 15, 2013 5

© Copyright – 2013 – Athletics Illustrated On Tuesday, February 12th, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a stunning and highly criticized move to strip wrestling, one of the world’s oldest sports, from the Olympics.

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Are National Athletics Federations Doing Enough to help WADA?

Are National Athletics Federations Doing Enough to help WADA?

Christopher Kelsall October 20, 2012 2

© Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated Are athletics federations doing enough to support WADA in suspending athletes who test positive for performance enhancing drugs? Athletics Kenya’s Chairman Isaiah Kiplagat, gave a one week ultimatum to

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Andrew Maloney on Lance Armstrong and Ben Johnson

Andrew Maloney on Lance Armstrong and Ben Johnson

Christopher Kelsall October 19, 2012 2

© Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated Ben Johnson – 30 for 30 If you have spent the last twenty-five years getting over the drama and disappointment of Ben Johnson’s world record gold medal win in

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World Marathon Majors – A pointless series

World Marathon Majors – A pointless series

Christopher Kelsall October 2, 2012 2

© Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated The World Marathon Majors series is pointless and does not accomplish what it has set out to do. Most world-class marathon runners that are focused on peaking for

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IAAF Should Loosen its false start and lane violation criteria

IAAF Should Loosen its false start and lane violation criteria

betzseason369 August 25, 2012 1

By Andrew Maloney © Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated It was hard to watch the men’s 4x100m relay finals (even if you are not Canadian) for the very reason that it is painful to see

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Why wasn’t the USA Disqualified?

Why wasn’t the USA Disqualified?

Christopher Kelsall August 16, 2012 4

© Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated Update: May 13, 2015: USA stripped of 2012 Olympic silver medal. I have received a great volume of email messages about the Canadian men’s 4 x 100m relay team

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The False Start Rule – An Abject Failure

The False Start Rule – An Abject Failure

Christopher Kelsall July 22, 2012 1

© Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated The  current zero-tolerance false start rule for the sprints is an abject failure in marketing and will only serve to further alienate fans of the flagging sport of

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