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Russian Athletics Federation misses critical deadline; suspension continues

"We recognise these are difficult times, but we are very disappointed by the lack of progress made by RusAF in terms of the requirements set in March," said World Athletics President Sebastian Coe."

Russian Athletics Federation seeks extension on $10-million fine

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated The Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) is claiming that they do not have the funds available to pay the...

Doping study: RunRepeat data reveals new results especially on Russian doping

RunRepeat has conducted an interesting investigation into doping, especially Russian doping. The findings may not be what you expect them to be. For example, clean athletes, although disadvantaged, may not be as disadvantaged as we believe. 

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Yelena Isinbayeva pens letter to IOC and World Athletics

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Two-time Olympic gold medallist in the pole vault event, Yelena Isinbayeva, penned a letter to the International Olympic...

Dick Pound castigates U.S. Government in threat to defund World Anti-Doping Agency

Dick Pound lashes out at the White House’s Office for National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) report that the World Anti-Doping Agency should be defunded if serious reforms are not immediately undertaken

U.S. threatens to pull WADA funding if serious reforms are not met

"Quite frankly, the US’s behaviour around the Board table over the past years is simply irreconcilable with the allegations outlined within the report."

World Half-Marathon record holder Geoffrey Kamworwor hit by motorcycle

“I was one kilometre away from my home during my morning run when a speeding motorcycle hit me from behind and I fell down injuring my leg,”

Alan Brookes is happy dopers are being caught, but more work needed

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated The media invests a fair amount of resources reporting on corruption and doping within the sport of athletics....

Russian Athletics: The Natives are Restless

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated The trope "the natives are restless" is a quote from the 1933 film Island of Lost Souls where...
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Ethiopian’s fraudulent charade leads to career-ending, 12-year doping ban

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated If Tom Clancy wanted to write a short story using athletics as the stage, he could just tell...
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