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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...

Kenya eyes jail sentences for athletes caught doping

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya plans to impose criminal penalties --- including possible jail terms -- on athletes caught doping, and the nation is working on new legislation on the matter, its sports minister said on Tuesday.Kenyan athletes are known...

Mo Farah back on track for 10,000m target at Tokyo Olympics

Olympic champion Mo Farah has announced his return to the track ahead of next year's Tokyo Games, where he will chase more gold in the 10,000 metres.The Brit made the announcement on his YouTube channel on Friday.Farah, 36, a...

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