Turkey's Aslı Çakır Alptekin, stripped of the Olympic 1500 metres gold medal she won at London 2012, has been banned for life after a third doping offence only six months after she returned to the sport, it has been revealed.
Çakır appeals to Court of Arbitration for Sport to have eight-year doping ban commuted so she can compete at Rio 2016
Turkey's disgraced Olympic 1500 metres gold medallist Aslı Çakır Alptekin could have an eight-year doping ban lifted early after she acted as a whistleblower if a landmark Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing in Lausanne tomorrow rules in her favour.
Turkey's Gamze Bulut has reportedly failed a drugs test, which would mean that both the gold and silver medallists in the women's 1500 metres at the 2012 Olympics in London have fallen foul of doping rules.
Turkey's Aslı Çakır Alptekin was told she could keep the Olympic gold medal she won in the 1500 metres at London 2012 if she paid a bribe of €650,000 (£490,000/$700,000).
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has cancelled its World Athletics Awards Gala in Monte Carlo following the arrest of former President Lamine Diack on allegations of accepting bribes to cover up doping charges, it has been reported.