World pole vault champion Shawn Barber was cleared to compete just two days before his competition at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada ruled a positive test for cocaine was caused inadvertently through an encounter with a woman he met on personals site Craigslist.
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Russia’s London 2012 Olympic high jump champion Chicherova officially stripped of Beijing 2008 bronze after doping retest
Russian high jumper Anna Chicherova, the London 2012 Olympic champion, has been stripped of her bronze medal from the Beijing 2008 after her doping samples were retested and came back positive for anabolic steroids.
With temperatures expected to reach near 40 degrees centigrade at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Road World Championships in the Qatari capital of Doha next week, a series of potential safety measures have been put in place, including shortening the men’s elite road race and "reducing the number of laps of the circuit" for all other events.
Rower Peter Reed, Britain’s three-time Olympic gold medallist, has voiced his anger at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) following their failure to do more in support of himself and other athletes whose medical records were accessed by Russian hackers Fancy Bears'.
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive David Grevemberg has insisted that the 2022 edition in Durban will be a successful and historic event despite current concerns over its financial prospects.
Greek triple jumper Hrysopiyi Devetsi has had her bronze medal result at the 2008 Olympics annulled today by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Coe and Hansen hail belated Olympic gold for Belgian women’s 4x100m team following Russian doping positive
Sebastian Coe and Svein Arne Hansen, Presidents respectively of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and European Athletics, were among 40,000 spectators at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels who acclaimed the belated award of the Bejing 2008 Olympic gold to Belgium’s women’s 4x100 metres team following the disqualification of original winners Russia for a doping offence.
Morris stars at IAAF Brussels Diamond League in becoming second pole vaulter after Isinbayeva to clear 5m outdoors
Pole vaulter Sandi Morris produced the performance of the night at the Memorial Van Damme at the second of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) Diamond League finals at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, becoming only the second woman in history behind Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva to clear five metres outdoors.
World record attempts by Olympic champions Conseslus Kipruto - the men’s 3,000 metres steeplechase winner - and Almaz Ayana - the women’s 10,000 metre gold medallist - will be among the highlights of the last International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Brussels tomorrow.
Olympic 200 metres champion Elaine Thompson repeated her Rio victory over world champion Dafne Schippers at the International Association of Athletics Federations’ first Diamond League final of the season in Zurich - but the Dutchwoman was the big winner on the night as she secured the overall Diamond Race title in her event.
Rio 2016 champion Thompson heads all-star women’s 200m centrepiece at IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich
Points make prizes in Zurich’s Letzigrund Stadium tomorrow night as it stages the first of the two finals for this season’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League - but there’s some keen personal rivalry going on too.
Bahrain’s Olympic 3,000 metres steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet smashed the eight-year-old world record at the Stade de France tonight as she clocked 8min 52.78sec to take more than six seconds off the mark set by Russia’s Gulnara Galkina in winning the Beijing 2008 title.
Kendra Harrison, who broke the 28-year-old world 100 metres hurdles record last month after failing to qualify at the US Olympic track and field trials, is heading into tomorrow’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Paris with another world record in mind.
World 100 metres hurdles record holder Harrison wins at IAAF Diamond League in Lausanne after missing Rio
Kendra Harrison of the United States, who broke the 28-year-old world 100 metres hurdles record of 12.21sec in London last month with a time of 12.20 after failing to qualify in the US Olympic Track and Field trials, offered evidence of what Rio missed tonight as she defeated a strong field in 12.42 at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Lausanne.
Pyeongchang 2018 President Lee Hee-beom, has revealed that plans are underway to develop the Jeongseon Alpine Centre as a training facility for athletes all over the world after the next Winter Olympics have finished.