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Author Archive for Sean Ingle

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Wada acts on Russian doping but has it gone far enough?

Caveats and compromises in the small print mean there is a good chance Russian athletes and footballers will appear at the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World CupIt makes for an alluring headline: Russia finally banned from international sport for four ye…

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Wada acts on Russian doping but has it gone far enough?

Caveats and compromises in the small print mean there is a good chance Russian athletes and footballers will appear at the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World CupIt makes for an alluring headline: Russia finally banned from international sport for four ye…

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In Saudi Arabia the fight for rights puts Joshua v Ruiz in the shade | Sean Ingle

When international sport comes to the Arabian kingdom it must be with a raised voice on issues of human freedomAs Saturday night spilled into Sunday morning in Saudi Arabia, something unusual happens. The shrieking bass line of House of Pain’s Jump Aro…

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Anthony Joshua adopts ‘prison mindset’ for Andy Ruiz Jr world-title rematch

• Extra sparring and dietary changes for Saudi Arabia rematch• Joshua aims to reclaim heavyweight titles on SaturdayAnthony Joshua claims he has adopted a “prison mindset” and become even more dedicated in his search for redemption against Andy Ruiz Jr…

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Too many heads remain in the sand when it comes to hosting of sport | Sean Ingle

Anthony Joshua’s fight in Saudi Arabia this week once more raises questions about the choice of venue for big eventsTwo scenes. Two British sporting icons. Variations on a theme. Scene one: a supremely jet-lagged Anthony Joshua in a Heathrow hotel in S…

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Too many heads remain in the sand when it comes to hosting of sport | Sean Ingle

Anthony Joshua’s fight in Saudi Arabia this week once more raises questions about the choice of venue for big eventsTwo scenes. Two British sporting icons. Variations on a theme. Scene one: a supremely jet-lagged Anthony Joshua in a Heathrow hotel in S…

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Anthony Joshua the businessman determined to regain his belts

Heavyweight is more dedicated than ever and believes he is heading to the next level in his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr“You hear all the stories,” says Anthony Joshua, whispering slowly and painfully, as if each word is bruised with scar tissue. “Larry H…

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UK Athletics to conduct review of its response to Alberto Salazar scandal

• Review will be led by leading sports barrister John Mehrzad• ‘We plan to implement any recommendations’, says UKAUK Athletics has announced a major review into whether mistakes were made in its handling of the Alberto Salazar scandal – and especially…

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N’Golo Kanté denies he was threatened by man carrying gun in row over agents

Website says it has recording of adviser admitting threats Chelsea midfielder rejects claim he was pressured to sack agent N’Golo Kanté has denied he was threatened by someone carrying a gun months after his transfer to Chelsea amid an extraordinary di…

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IOC calls for ‘toughest sanctions’ over deleted Russian doping tests

• No Russian Olympic Committee members implicated• Clean Russian athletes could still compete at Tokyo 2020The International Olympic Committee has demanded the “toughest sanctions” against those responsible for deleting positive doping tests held by th…

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UK Athletics risks cut in £27m funding, warns UK Sport’s Sally Munday

• We have a responsibility, Munday adds• Zara Hyde Peters left UK Athletics before taking up her postThe UK Sport chief executive, Sally Munday, has warned UK Athletics it risks having a cut in its £27m funding if it fails to address the problems that …

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Ben Stokes on pole to take BBC sports personality of the year award

• Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson in frame• Raheem Sterling, AW Jones and Lewis Hamilton shortlistedBen Stokes will face competition from Dina Asher-Smith, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Raheem Sterling as he seeks to become the first cri…

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Freeman legal team claim Sutton’s walkout cost chance to verify Cooke’s evidence

• QC claims ex-BC coach’s partial evidence should be discarded• Sutton stormed out of cross-examination on 12 NovemberDr Richard Freeman’s legal team had evidence from the Olympic gold medallist Nicole Cooke that they wanted to put to Shane Sutton befo…

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Zara Hyde Peters loses job as new head of UK Athletics days before it starts

UKA board decides Hyde Peters’ position as CEO is untenableMove comes after concerns raised over safeguarding issueZara Hyde Peters has lost her role as the new chief executive of UK Athletics following claims that she failed to tell her local athletic…

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Zara Hyde Peters loses job as new head of UK Athletics days before it starts

UKA board decides Hyde Peters’ position as CEO is untenableMove comes after concerns raised over safeguarding issueZara Hyde Peters has lost her role as the new chief executive of UK Athletics following claims that she failed to tell her local athletic…

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James Milner is right – it would be much easier for a gay player to come out now | Sean Ingle

Research suggests attitudes among professionals have shifted immeasurably since Justin Fashanu became the first openly gay player almost 30 years agoMy nine-year-old self would have devoured James Milner’s breezy new book, Ask a Footballer, until every…

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UK Athletics to review position of Zara Hyde Peters as new chief executive

• Hyde Peters accused of failing to alert club to husband’s ban• ‘There can be no compromise on welfare and safeguarding’Zara Hyde Peters’ position as the new chief executive of UK Athletics is under review after questions were raised over whether she …

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Lawyer calls for GMC to push Daily Mail for Shane Sutton documents release

• Richard Freeman’s QC makes plea during medical tribunal• Freeman charged with ordering performance-enhancing drugThe lawyer representing the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman in his medical tribunal has called on the General …

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Olympics blow for Russia after officials charged with doping obstruction

• Athletics president protected high jumper Danil Lysenko• Documents claimed athlete too ill to provide whereaboutsRussia’s efforts to lift its suspension from international track and field before next year’s Olympics suffered a damaging blow on Thursd…

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Anthony Joshua on course and primed for heavyweight return with Andy Ruiz

• Controversial rematch takes place in Saudi on 7 December• Former world champion refuses to comment on weight targetAnthony Joshua has bristled at suggestions that he could be mentally scarred by his shock stoppage defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in June, tell…