Usain Bolt has admitted he found the recent controversies about doping in the sport depressing - but has resisted the idea that he has sole responsibility for rescuing its reputation by winning clean in the Chinese capital against a field including the doubly sanctioned Justin Gatlin.
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IAAF denies latest Sunday Times report that it "blocked" damning athlete survey at 2011 World Championships
The Sunday Times today reported that a study conducted among 1,800 competitors at the 2011 World Athletics Championships in Daegu indicated that 29 to 34 per cent had violated anti-doping rules in the previous 12 months, and added that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) had sought to block its publication.
Elvan Abeylegesse stands to lose two Olympic silver medals, and one from the World Championships, after being officially named by the Turkish Athletics Federation as one of the 28 athletes for whom adverse findings were revealed by the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) recent re-testing of samples from the 2005 and 2007 World Championships.
Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford has said that not having the Union flag on his Team GB kit for the forthcoming World Championships in Beijing is a “terrible choice".
Enhanced IAAF re-testing discovers 28 athletes with adverse samples from 2005 and 2007 World Championships
“Cutting edge” technology has enabled the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to identify adverse findings from 28 athletes after the re-testing of stored urine samples from the 2005 and 2007 World Championships in Helsinki and Osaka respectively.
Three years after her last competitive international race - in which she won the London 2012 women’s double sculls title with Katherine Grainger - Britain's Anna Watkins has announced that she is back in training and aiming for the Rio 2016 Games.
Germany’s Olympic discus champion Robert Harting, who led a group of athletes posting a YouTube message saying the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) had “betrayed” them by failing to combat doping in the sport, has been invited by the sport’s world governing body to visit their headquarters in Monte Carlo and see for himself the work they are doing.
London Marathon criticises IAAF “failure” after new claim that seven winners in last 12 years were “suspicious”
London Marathon chief executive Nick Bitel has said he is “very concerned” by the latest doping allegations published by the Sunday Times, which claims seven London winners in a 12-year period recorded suspicious blood scores, and he criticised the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) “failure to take effective action”.
IAAF accuses ARD and Sunday Times scientists of "seriously incorrect assertions" and condemns them for putting athletes under pressure
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has challenged what it describes as “a number of seriously incorrect assertions” by the two scientists who worked on the recent ARD television documentary alleging widespread doping malpractice in the sport between 2001 and 2012, and has condemned them for placing athletes under media pressure through their “analysis of incomplete data".
The latest doping allegations over athletics, levelled by German TV broadcaster ARD and Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper, will be “urgently” investigated by the Independent Commission already set-up by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) - a move the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) claimed it “warmly welcomes".
Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova, who received a two-year ban last April following the discovery of “abnormalities” in her Athlete Biological Passport, faces court action by the London Marathon following confirmation that all her performances over the last six years would be annulled.
Valerie Adams has announced that she will not defend her world shot put title in Beijing later this month as she seeks to make a full recovery from the surgery she had last year.
WADA says blood test data used in Sunday Times and ARD allegations pre-dated 2009 and does "not necessarily" show doping
None of the leaked data used by German broadcasters ARD in last Sunday’s programme alleging widespread doping abuse in athletics comes from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s storage system, the latter body has confirmed, adding that the “great majority of the data pre-dates the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP), which was introduced in 2009".
IAAF says "sensationalist" doping allegations by Sunday Times and ARD are incorrect and based on published data
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has described the most recent allegations of doping within the sport, made at the weekend by the Sunday Times and German TV company ARD, as "sensationalist and confusing" and based on data that was not conclusive in itself and was openly published by the world governing body four years ago.
Athletics Kenya has described media claims of widespread systematic doping among Kenyan runners as "suspect and ill-motivated", while Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has also reacted negatively to allegations made yesterday that most of his country’s medals between 2001 and 2012 have been won by athletes suspected of doping.