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UK Athletics chairman claims response to doping crisis is too slow

UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner (headpicture) believes the “pace of change remains too slow” in the fight against doping in the sport.

Warner’s claim came as the governing body launched a “Clean Athletics” brand, with the aim of reinforcing UK Athletics’ commitment to athletes competing free from performance-enhancing drugs. 567 more words

WADA

Kenyan athletes to be tested by approved doctors in bid to tackle doping problem

Kenyan athleties will have to be vetted by an approved group of doctors as the country bids to tackle its doping problem.

The newly created Kenya Doctors Network (KDN) will be mandatory for any elite athletes who hope to compete for the nation. 314 more words

WADA

WHO HAS TO FIGHT THE LAW?

While the clock tells no lies, neither does it ask any questions. Instead it merely records our passing in cold indifference. And so in athletics’ ongoing fight to rid itself of the scourge of fraudulent performance the question arises, where does the responsibility for actually giving a damn lie? 679 more words

Opinion

Gianni Merlo, presedintele AIPS, ii cere Lordului Coe alte recorduri mondiale in atletism

Printr-o scrisoare deschisa, presedintele Asociatiei internationale a presei sportive, Gianni Merlo, ii cere lordului Coe, presedintele Federatiei internationale de atletism, “inchiderea palmareselor cu recordurile mondiale in atletism si deschiderea altora noi”. 639 more words

CORRECTING THE RECORD(S)

Give them this, the IAAF, heretofore one of the premier La Cosa Nostras of international sporting organizations, has at least begun to honestly wrestle with the scourges of performance-enhancing drug abuse and bribe-fueled corruption that have brought their sport into such worldwide disrepute and public disregard. 525 more words

Opinion

NITRO ATHLETICS IS THE INNOVATION ATHLETICS NEEDS, SAYS COE

Athletics needs innovative new concepts to attract new fans to the sport and IAAF President Sebastian Coe believes the Australian organisers of the new Nitro Athletics series may have a hit.

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Athletics

Ethiopia set to impose lifetime bans on athletes who fail doping tests

Ethiopia, one of five countries the IAAF says is in “critical care” over its drug-testing systems, will impose lifetime bans on drug cheats, the new president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) said on Wednesday. 287 more words