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Russian President’s Predictable move: Robust Public Denial

Russian President’s Predictable move: Robust Public Denial

Christopher Kelsall December 4, 2014 0

As is the response anytime that a person or an organisation is caught cheating, the first move is a robust public denial. In this case the Russian Athletics Federation is denying the explosive doping

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Major Doping Scandal Brewing in Russia Thanks to German Television Documentary, ARD

Major Doping Scandal Brewing in Russia Thanks to German Television Documentary, ARD

Christopher Kelsall December 3, 2014 1

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated German television and radio journalist, who specialises in sport and doping investigative journalism, Hajo Seppelt, has uncovered what appears to be a doping scandal heretofore unseen in the

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Placebo effect can enhance performance – study

Placebo effect can enhance performance – study

Christopher Kelsall December 2, 2014 0

Now here is an interesting study done on runners who self-injected a saline solution…. PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING drugs can improve a runner’s best time – even when they haven’t taken them. A study examining the placebo effect found

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Best Ever Finish for Team Canada at 2014 International Chiba Ekiden

Best Ever Finish for Team Canada at 2014 International Chiba Ekiden

Christopher Kelsall November 24, 2014 0

Team Canada recorded their best ever finish today at the International Chiba Ekiden in Japan. The mixed gender relay team placed seventh overall and recorded the fastest time in Canadian history covering the 42.195

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Gillis and Hannah Win 2014 Canada Running Series Titles

Gillis and Hannah Win 2014 Canada Running Series Titles

Christopher Kelsall November 20, 2014 0

After eight races in seven months, and with 58,429 participants, the 2014 Canada Running Series came to a climactic finish October 19th following its flagship event, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Eric Gillis ran a

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Doha vs TrackTown, USA: IAAF dispels myth that Nike controls the running world

Doha vs TrackTown, USA: IAAF dispels myth that Nike controls the running world

Dick Straight November 19, 2014 0

    © Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated The 2019 IAAF World Track and Field Championships have been awarded to Doha, Qatar. Congratulations to them. Qatar is working very hard at becoming a world-class (if they aren’t

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New qualification system introduced for IAAF World Championships

New qualification system introduced for IAAF World Championships

Christopher Kelsall November 19, 2014 0

The entry standards for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 have been officially published today (19). The entry and participation principles have been thoroughly reviewed by the IAAF and a new qualification system has been

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Months shy of the race that would crown a glorious career, John Ngugi received an offer that seemed too good to be true.

Months shy of the race that would crown a glorious career, John Ngugi received an offer that seemed too good to be true.

Dick Straight November 9, 2014 0

Months shy of the race that would crown a glorious career, John Ngugi received an offer that seemed too good to be true. The Kenyan, fresh from collecting the third of his five world cross

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Listen Live to Lorraine Moller, Bruce Deacon and Nobby Hashizume Monday 10:30 AM

Listen Live to Lorraine Moller, Bruce Deacon and Nobby Hashizume Monday 10:30 AM

Christopher Kelsall November 8, 2014 0

Listen Live to Lorraine Moller, Bruce Deacon and Nobby Hashizume talk about Arthur Lydiard training as well as the Lydiard Foundation clinics coming to Boulder, Seattle and specifically, Victoria, BC. Moller co-founder of the Lydiard

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You’re wrong, Cathal Kelly: It is about being clean

You’re wrong, Cathal Kelly: It is about being clean

Dick Straight November 8, 2014 0

Canadian Olympian Adam Van Koeverden writes an assertive response in the Globe and Mail newspaper to Globe and Mail columnist Cathal Kelly, regarding his assertion that drug use is almost okay and can nearly

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