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Isinbayeva appointed to key RUSADA role

Isinbayeva appointed to key RUSADA role

Dick Straight December 8, 2016 0

From Inside the Games Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been appointed as the head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). It means she will withdraw from the race to become President of Russian

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German record holder Arne Gabius chooses Hannover for next marathon

German record holder Arne Gabius chooses Hannover for next marathon

Dick Straight December 7, 2016 0

Organisers of the HAJ Hannover Marathon caused a major pre-Christmas surprise today by presenting German record holder Arne Gabius during a press conference. The 35 year-old will run his next marathon on 9th April

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$3.2 million prize money for Finals of 2017 IAAF Diamond League

$3.2 million prize money for Finals of 2017 IAAF Diamond League

Christopher Kelsall December 7, 2016 0

IAAF In a major restructure, the IAAF Diamond League has adopted a championship style model with the finalists competing for a prize pool of $3.2 million. From next season, athletes will earn points in the first

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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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Mark Pinales Triumphs in Half Marathon at  Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio

Mark Pinales Triumphs in Half Marathon at Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio

Dick Straight December 5, 2016 0

Perseverance was the name of the game at the 2016 edition of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon on Sunday. With temperatures in the 50s and in rainy conditions,

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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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Belarusian and Kazakh to lose Olympic gold medals after named in latest round of IOC doping retests

Belarusian and Kazakh to lose Olympic gold medals after named in latest round of IOC doping retests

Dick Straight November 26, 2016 0

From Inside the Games Aksana Miankova of Belarus will be stripped of the Olympic hammer throw gold medal she won at Beijing 2008 after she was among the seven latest athletes to be sanctioned by

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Balakhnichev denies new claim that six Russian athletes paid Diack to avoid doping sanctions

Balakhnichev denies new claim that six Russian athletes paid Diack to avoid doping sanctions

Dick Straight November 26, 2016 0

From Inside the Games Valentin Balakhnichev, former President of the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF), has denied involvement in new claims that six athletes from the country were involved in paying top officials from the International

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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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