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  • IAAF hits back at Froome comments on anti-doping

    IAAF hits back at Froome comments on anti-doping

    Chris Froome’s claims that athletics should follow cycling’s lead and invest more heavily in anti-doping have been criticised by track and field’s global governing body. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) insists it is...

  • Doping cases must be dealt with quicker – Bubka

    Doping cases must be dealt with quicker – Bubka

    Doping cases in athletics need to be dealt with quicker and cheats punished with tougher sanctions, IAAF vice president Sergey Bubka said yesterday with his sport confronted by allegations of hundreds of suspicious past tests. “We need to see how...

  • Kenyan great Keino says doping cases taking too long

    Kenya’s athletics great Kipchoge Keino says the IAAF should act more quickly on doping cases as the sport’s governing body begins disciplinary action against 28 athletes who took part in the 2005 and 2007 World Championships. With the World...

  • Bolt headlines Jamaica squad for Beijing world champs

    Six-times Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt headlines Jamaica’s squad for the World Championships in Beijing later this month. The world record holder over 100 and 200 metres is joined in the 53-member squad by Asafa Powell and Warren Weir, both...

  • IAAF bans 28 after 2005, 2007 re-tests

    Turning to new technology to uncover previously undetected substances, the IAAF has initiated disciplinary action against 28 athletes after re-tested samples from the 2005 and 2007 World Cham-pionships found 32 adverse doping findings. World...

  • Mo Farah agrees to allow blood data be published

    Mo Farah agrees to allow blood data be published

    Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has allowed his blood test data to be made public. Farah said in the Sunday Times: “I’m happy to do what it takes to prove I’m a clean athlete.” The newspaper last week claimed it, along with the German broadcaster...

  • Leaked results cast doubt over marathons, report claims

    Thirty-two medal winners at the world’s six top city marathons were among the hundreds of long distance runners with suspicious blood test results revealed in a leak, a newspaper reported yesterday. The leaked blood tests have jolted the world of...

  • Athletes must decide on future of their sport – Lewis

    Athletes must decide on future of their sport – Lewis

    Athletes must themselves decide the future they want for their sport following the latest doping crisis, former Olympic sprint champion Carl Lewis said. Athletics was rocked by a damning report in British newspaper The Sunday Times and by German...

  • Russian marathon runner Shobukhova stripped of titles

    Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova has been stripped of her London and Chicago marathon titles after the IAAF said yesterday that all her results since 2009 had been annulled and her two-year doping ban extended by 14 months. The world governing body for...

  • IAAF fights back against reports of widespread suspected doping

    The world governing body for athletics (IAAF) fought back yesterday against media reports of suspected widespread doping in the sport, rejecting accusations it failed to investigate dubious drugs test results properly. The IAAF said the reports by...

  • Positive results for Maltese runners in international races

    Positive results for Maltese runners in international races

    A group of long-distance runners recently represented Malta in the 14th European Mountain Championship in Porto Moniz, Madeira and the 12th World Long Distance Mountain Running Champion-ships in Switzerland. At the European Champion-ships in...

  • Athletics jolted by mass doping allegations after leak

    Athletics jolted by mass doping allegations after leak

    Leaks of confidential doping data threw global athletics into chaos yesterday, after a newspaper and a broadcaster said a third of medals in Olympic and world championship endurance races from 2001-2012 were won by runners with suspicious...

  • Kenya dismisses reports as smear campaign

    Kenya’s athletics body said yesterday that media reports alleging doping among its runners were a smear campaign ahead of the world championships in Beijing. Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper and German broadcaster ARD/WDR said they were given...

  • Farah cleared by UK Athletics

    UK Athletics has found no impropriety on the part of Mo Farah after receiving the initial findings of a review into the double Olympic champion’s relationship with coach Alberto Salazar. The review followed a BBC documentary last month that...

  • Ennis-Hill available for Beijing worlds

    Ennis-Hill available for Beijing worlds

    Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced she is available for selection for the World Championships in Beijing. Posting on her Instagram account, the heptathlete confirmed she was putting herself forward for what will be a first major...

  • Portugal’s Lima first home in Race Two of BSJ 5km series

    For the second time in this year’s Birkirkara St Joseph 5k Road Running Series, it was a foreign athlete who clinched first place at the men’s race held last week at the Mtarfa bypass. Bruno Lima, a Portuguese athlete who runs for the British...

  • Żebbuġ 10km Night Run on August 7

    Encouraged by positive feedback from the previous four editions of the 10-kilometre Night Run, organisers Żurrieq Wolves Athletics Club have confirmed that the 2015 race will be held on Friday, August 7. The Żurrieq Wolves night run is the only...

  • Farah questioned by USADA investigator

    Mo Farah was questioned by a United States Anti-Doping Agency investigator on Saturday over the doping allegations surrounding his coach Alberto Salazar. The double Olympic champion was questioned by American lawyer Bill Bock, the man who helped...

  • Workmanlike Bolt answers doubts with season’s best

    Workmanlike Bolt answers doubts with season’s best

    Usain Bolt answered questions over his fitness ahead of the World Championships as he clocked a season’s best of 9.87 seconds in the 100 metres with a workmanlike performance at the London Anniversary Games late Friday. With just under a month to...

  • Beating pain in Malta’s name

    Beating pain in Malta’s name

    Top athletes are perceived as symbols of health, yet few are ever free of injury. Giselle Camilleri, a silver medallist at the 2015 GSSE who resides in France, has had a long battle with injury this year and on the eve of 2015, it looked as if...

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