Athletics

Jeptoo set to be stripped of World Marathon Majors title after B-sample confirms EPO use

By Daniel Etchells

Rita Jeptoo won the 2014 Chicago Marathon in October after testing positive for EPO the month prior ©Getty Images
Rita Jeptoo, winner of the 2013-2014 World Marathon Majors (WMM) women's series, is set to be stripped of her title and handed a two-year ban after the "B" sample of an out-of-competition drug test confirmed her use of erythropoietin (EPO).

Olympic gold medallist given eight-year ban by USADA for his part in Tyson Gay's doping offence

By Mike Rowbottom

Jon Drummond has received an eight-year ban for assisting his sprinter Tyson Gay to take banned substances ©Getty ImagesTyson Gay's coach, Jon Drummond, has been given an eight-year ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after arbitrators concluded he had convinced the sprinter - who has also served a doping suspension - to take illegal substances.

European gold medallist blames failed drugs test on contaminated supplements

By Nick Butler

British 400 metres hurdler Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton each failed tests in July ©Getty ImagesBritish athletes Gareth Warburton and Rhys Williams will hear verdicts following failed doping tests in early January, it is expected, with each reportedly blaming contaminated supplements for their failures.

Pound to spearhead investigation of athletics doping allegations

By David Owen

Canadian Richard Pound will lead the WADA investigation ©AFP/Getty ImagesFormer World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Richard Pound is stepping back into the spotlight as chairman of a three-member Commission set up to investigate German television allegations that have this month shaken the bedrock Olympic sport of athletics.

Rio 2016 Olympics to feature 13 morning session athletics finals

By Emily Goddard

The women's 10,000 metres in one of 13 athletics finals that will take place during the morning sessions at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesA total of 13 finals will take place in morning sessions at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced today.

Two more marathon runners test positive as Kenyan doping scandal deepens

By Nick Butler

Two more Kenyan runners have failed drugs tests, it has been announced ©Getty ImagesMarathon runners Viola Chelangat Kimetto and Joyce Jemutai Kiplimo have become the latest Kenyan athletes to fail drugs tests, it has been announced today, while six further runners are under "suspicion". 

Kenyan-born Turks dominate men's race at European Cross Country Championships

By Nick Butler

The Turkish winner and runner-up celebrate after crossing the finish line ©TwitterKenyan-born Turks Polat Kemboi Arikan and Ali Kaya secured a 1-2 finish at the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria today, while Gemma Steel and Kate Avery of Great Britain were similarly dominant in the women's race.

Current athletics doping allegations "up there" with Ben Johnson scandal, admits Coe

By Nick Butler

Sebastian Coe believes the current doping scandal rocking athletics is as bad as the most infamous ones of the past ©Getty ImagesDoping allegations currently rocking athletics, if proven, will create as big as a scandal as the one involving Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson in 1988, International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Presidential candidate Sebastian Coe believes.

WADA Athlete chair claims Russian doping allegations "pose serious threat to the integrity and fairness of sport"

By Duncan Mackay

WADA Athlete chair Beckie Scott has backed the investigation into allegations of systematic doping in Russia ©WADAWorld Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete chair Beckie Scott has described allegations that Russia has been involved in a systematic doping programme as "deeply troubling".
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