The number of positive results returned by worldwide anti-doping activity in 2014 was 10 per cent down on the previous year despite an increase in tests carried out, according to figures released by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
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Sebastian Coe, in India as part of his first official visit to a member country since assuming the Presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) last month, has backed the idea of an athletics league in the style of cricket's Indian Premier League (IPL) where athletes such as Usain Bolt and David Rudisha could represent some of the world's major cities.
The World Squash Federation (WSF), still coming to terms with its latest failure to earn the chance of Olympic inclusion, has requested an explanation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
President Svein Arne Hansen’s new vision for European Athletics (EA) has been sharpened by the creation of the EA Strategic Communications Commission, which has had its first meeting in Velenje, Slovenia.
A total of 656 doping controls were carried out during this year’s Tour de France, of which 482 were blood tests and 174 urine tests, cycling’s world governing body the Union Cycliste International (UCI) has announced.
The decision taken by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) not to add thyroid hormone to its list of banned substances for 2016 has angered doping authorities in Britain and United States.
The future shape of one-day meetings on the international athletics calendar will be analysed by a new working group of key directors, administrators and athletes’ agents, the newly-elected President of the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF) Sebastian Coe has announced.
European Athletics (EA) has taken an important step to creating a rewarding synergy with the Euorpean Commission to promote and enhance grassroots running.
Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic earned the most prize money from this year’s International Association of Athletics Federations’ Diamond League as she totalled $106,000 (£68,000/€94,000) in a list dominated by female athletes.
The Sports Medicine Committee for swimming’s world governing body, FINA, has declared the waters of Copacabana beach in Rio “safe” for competitors after follow-up health checks on those who took part in last month’s Marathon Swimming Olympic Test Event.
UK Athletics (UKA) today confirmed its announcement that the independent audit it set up into links with the Nike Oregon Project had found “no evidence of impropriety” on the part of Britain’s world and Olympic 5000 and 10,000 metre champion Mo Farah, who trains there under Alberto Salazar.
Next month’s European Athletics Convention in Lausanne will involve a full house of keynote speakers following confirmations of attendance from the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, newly-elected International Association of Athletics Federations President Sebastian Coe and Patrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committees.
Swimming’s world governing body, FINA, has strongly criticised the organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympics, accusing them of showing “disrespect” for their requirements by providing substandard facilities and failing to act on warnings about the hazardous nature of the open water swimning venue at Copacabana beach and nearby open-air venues for diving, water polo and synchronised swimming.