Date created : 04/12/2018 - 14:48 Monaco (AFP) The governing body of world athletics on Tuesday maintained Russia's ban from track and field over mass state-backed doping, citing two conditions before the powerhouse can return to international competition.Rune Andersen, head of the IAAF's taskforce on Russia, said Russian authorities, in the form of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), had to grant access to data from testing of samples at a Moscow laboratory from 2011 to 2015 and also pay the IAAF's costs.Access to the samples would hand the Athletics Integrity Unit, the independent body that manages all doping and non-doping integrity-related matters in athletics, the opportunity to determine whether any suspicious findings should be investigated."I hope they'll deliver the data by the end of this year," Andersen said of the samples taken and stored in the Moscow laboratory. "But I cannot go any further than that."We've received no assurances it will be delivered to us … [Read more...] about IAAF maintains Russia’s athletics ban
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By Mandeep Sanghera BBC Sport 1 Dec From the section Rowing Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rowing/46411809 Read more about sharing. British Rowing says retired long jumper Greg Rutherford has not accepted an invitation to take part in the British Indoor Rowing Championships.The 32-year-old former world, Olympic, European and Commonwealth champion was invited after taking part in tests.The event, which pits members of the public against GB rowers, takes place on 8 December in London.The deadline for entries has closed but British Rowing says Rutherford is still welcome if he changes his mind.In September, five-time Olympic cycling champion Sir Bradley Wiggins abandoned plans to compete at the 2020 Olympics as a rower. He had finished 21st on his competitive debut in the 2km race at the British … [Read more...] about Greg Rutherford rejects British Rowing invitation for Indoor Championships
By Dan Roan BBC sports editor 21 Sep From the section Sport Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/sport/45583036 Read more about sharing. Of all the places, it had to be the dream holiday location of the Seychelles...For the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), it was the lavish setting for possibly the biggest decision it had ever faced.In a move reminiscent of Sepp Blatter's glory days at Fifa's helm (think back to the infamous choice of Mauritius for its 2013 annual congress), the executive committee of the notoriously under-funded Wada jetted in to one of the world's most glamorous destinations and defied unprecedented anger from athletes and national anti-doping organisations by paving the way for Russia's re-admission to world sport after the biggest doping scandal in history.For Sir Craig Reedie, Wada's … [Read more...] about Russia doping ban lifted: What now for sport after Wada decision?
French athlete Kévin Mayer has become the first ever Frenchman to hold a world record for the decathlon, beating the previous record-holder, American athlete Ashton Eaton, this weekend. Mr Mayer took the record with 9,126 points on Sunday September 16, during the 42nd Décastar event in the Pierre Paul Bernard stadium in Talence (Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine).This beat Mr Eaton’s previous record of 9,045 points, which the American had achieved in the 2015 world championships in Beijing, China.This now makes Mr Mayer the decathlon world champion, and the first Frenchman ever to hold the world record for the event.Mr Mayer took the record after completing the two-day event at the height of his ability, including completing the 1,500m run in four minutes and 35 seconds, and succeeding his best-ever javelin throw of 71.90 metres on his third throw.Olalalaaaaa 71m90 pour Kévin Mayer au 3ème essai du javelot !!!! Nouveau record personnel !!! Et le record du monde … [Read more...] about French athlete Kévin Mayer sets decathlon world record
Russian athletes Tatyana Lebedeva and Maria Abakumova have lost three world championships medals after their results were cancelled over doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Wednesday.Lebedeva's results from August 2008 to August 2010 were cancelled, effectively stripping her of the silver medal she won in the long jump at the 2009 world championships.The results of Abakumova, a javelin thrower, were cancelled from August 2008 to August 2012, taking away the gold and bronze medals she won at the 2011 and 2009 worlds, respectively.Both athletes had already been disqualified from the 2008 Beijing Olympics over doping. Abakumova was a silver medallist at those Games, while Lebedeva won silver medals in the long jump and triple jump. Russia's athletics federation remains suspended over a 2015 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report outlining evidence of systematic, state-sponsored doping in the sport.But some Russian athletes have been cleared by the IAAF, the global … [Read more...] about Two Russian Athletes Lose World Championship Medals Over Doping