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Tokyo tries to quell fear of Olympic-Paralympic cancellation from coronavirus

TOKYO -- Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizers again tried on Thursday to allay fears that the 2020 Games could be postponed or canceled by the fast-spreading coronavirus from China.Tokyo Olympic CEO Toshiro Muto, who on Wednesday said he was...

Mo Farah happy for WADA to re-test samples amid Nike Oregon Project investigation

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has said he would gladly have any of his previous blood or urine samples re-tested as part of the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) investigation into the Nike Oregon Project.WADA wants to investigate all...

Russia confirms it will appeal 4-year Olympic ban

MOSCOW -- Russia has confirmed that it will appeal its four-year Olympic ban for manipulating doping data.The Russian anti-doping agency, known as RUSADA, sent a formal letter Friday disagreeing with the sanctions imposed earlier this month by the World...

Doping on the rise, but WADA lacks resources to investigate

MONTREAL -- The World Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday more athletes are being caught cheating but it often lacks the resources to investigate.WADA published statistics showing that 1,804 doping rule violations were recorded in 2017 -- the most recent year...

German doctor charged with causing bodily harm by doping

MUNICH -- A German doctor has been charged with causing serious bodily harm as part of a group which allegedly provided doping services for elite athletes in multiple sports.Prosecutors in Munich said Thursday that the doctor, whose name was...

WADA committee chairman defends partial ban on Russians

LONDON -- Expelling all Russians from the Olympics would have been disproportionate and risked being overturned in court, according to the lawyer facing mounting criticism for overseeing a World Anti-Doping Agency decision not to impose a total ban on...

WADA imposes four-year ban on Russia

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has imposed a four-year ban on Russia using its flag, anthem and team names at Olympic and other major sports events.WADA's Executive Committee (ExCo) took the decision in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday after it...

UKAD call for ‘strongest possible sanctions’ from WADA on Russia

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) must impose the "strongest possible sanctions" on Russia for its state-sponsored doping, the UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) said on Friday.The WADA executive committee are due to meet in Paris on Monday to discuss sanctions...

Greenpeace confirms radiation hot spots found at Tokyo 2020 sports facility

Radiation hot spots have been found at the J-Village sports facility in Fukushima where the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay will begin, Greenpeace Japan said on Wednesday.Greenpeace found that radiation levels around the recently refurbished venue, which also hosted...

IOC faces pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue

TOKYO -- The International Olympic Committee moved next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity.Now some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body are asking that something similar...

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