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Former marathon world record holder Kipsang hit with four-year doping ban

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Former men’s marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang was given a four-year ban for violation of anti-doping rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Friday. The 38-year-old Kipsang’s ban is for “whereabouts failures and tampering by providing false evidence and witness testimony,” according to the …

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COE: Salazar doping scandal won’t ‘derail’ championships

Doha, Qatar | AFP | World athletics chief Sebastian Coe insisted Wednesday the World Championships had not been “derailed” by the Alberto Salazar doping case after the high-profile coach was banned for four years. International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Coe said the governing body had reacted swiftly after …

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Kenyan athletes back in the spotlight over doping claims

IAAF chief Coe confirms knowledge of German media’s Kenya doping claims Doha, Qatar | AFP | IAAF president Sebastian Coe confirmed on Monday reports in German media which said the governing body’s integrity unity had received claims of doping against Kenyan athletes ahead of the World Championships. Television channel ZDF …

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China to punish athletic doping as criminal offence: state media

Beijing, China | AFP | Chinese athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs will receive criminal punishments and jail terms from next year, as China cracks down on doping ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, state media reported. China’s sports administration and top judicial authority are drafting rules that would apply …

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World athletics body maintains Russia ban

Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | The governing body of world athletics on Tuesday maintained Russia’s ban from track and field over mass state-backed doping, citing two conditions before the powerhouse can return to international competition. Rune Andersen, head of the IAAF’s taskforce on Russia, said Russian authorities, in …

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IOC lifts doping ban on Russia

Moscow, Russia | AFP | The International Olympic Committee has lifted a ban against Russia, Moscow officials said on Wednesday, after the country had been barred from the Pyeongchang games over state-sponsored doping. The news, confirmed later by the IOC, was announced as Olympic athletes were feted in the Kremlin, thanking …

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Froome to start season in Spain under doping cloud

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chris Froome said Monday he is “confident” of progress in a probe into his adverse doping test as the British rider prepares for his first race of the season at this month’s Ruta del Sol. Froome will be part of Team Sky’s line-up for the …

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