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Kipsang hit with four-year ban for fake photo and violating anti-doping rules

Kenyan used fake photo to justify missed test38-year-old twice won the London MarathonThe former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang has been banned for four years for a series of anti-doping violations – including using a fake photograph of an…

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World Athletics puts brakes on Russia return after $5m fine goes unpaid

Prospect of blanket ban on all Russian athletes increasesCoe warns Russia has fallen ‘well short of expectations’The prospect of a blanket ban on all Russian track and field athletes has increased after World Athletics froze the process allowing them t…

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Barry Fudge to step down as British Athletics head of endurance

Fudge played major role in Mo Farah’s triumphs‘The time is right for me to move on,’ says FudgeBarry Fudge, the head of endurance at British Athletics, will leave his role next week.Fudge was appointed in December 2013 and played a pivotal role in Mo F…

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Coe warns Christian Coleman not to expect Olympic deal over missed tests

Sebastian Coe surprised by Coleman’s thought of Tokyo dealWorld Athletics president optimistic of fans at Monaco eventSebastian Coe, the president of World Athletics, has warned Christian Coleman not to expect any special deals or favours that would al…

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Quiz: sport in the 1980s

Following on from his quiz about football in the 1980s, Steven Pye has 15 questions about other sporting occasions of the decade At which football ground in London did Barry McGuigan beat Eusebio Pedroza to win the world featherweight title in 1985?Wem…

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Christian Coleman provisionally suspended over missed drugs test

100m world champion could miss Tokyo OlympicsColeman accuses AIU of setting a trap for himWorld 100 metres champion Christian Coleman has been provisionally suspended and faces the prospect of missing next year’s Tokyo Olympics after he was accused of …

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Tom Bosworth reveals homophobic abuse from athletics volunteer

Racewalker told ‘fags aren’t welcome’ on social mediaBosworth is only openly gay athlete in British teamTom Bosworth has revealed an athletics volunteer abused the British race walker on social media to say “fags aren’t welcome” in the sport.Bosworth, …

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Athletes will not be punished for activism at Commonwealth Games 2022

Competitors can take the knee at Birmingham Games‘We need solutions that don’t build walls but bridges’Commonwealth Games authorities have promised not to ban or punish any athlete at Birmingham 2022 who takes a knee in support of the Black Lives Matte…

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Sports quiz: fast times, late hours and memorable minutes

You know what happened, but do you know when it happened?Usain Bolt set the current world record for the 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin in 2009. What was his time?9.55 seconds 9.58 seconds9.69 seconds 9.72 seconds Bolt also s…

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Sports quiz: fast times, late hours and memorable minutes

You know what happened, but do you know when it happened?Usain Bolt set the current world record for the 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin in 2009. What was his time?9.55 seconds 9.58 seconds9.69 seconds 9.72 seconds Bolt also s…

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AIU says Salwa Eid Naser missed three drug tests before world 400m title win

Athlete under investigation at the time of Doha worldsNaser provisionally suspended after fourth missed testThe curious case of Salwa Eid Naser’s missed drug tests deepened on Sunday when it emerged she was allowed to run at the world championships las…

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Missing three drugs tests in a year ‘is normal’, says Salwa Eid Naser

World 400m champion has been provisionally suspendedBahraini has run third fastest one-lap time in historySalwa Eid Naser, who ran the third-fastest 400m in history at last year’s world championships in Doha, has made the extraordinary claim that missi…

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Salwa Eid Naser, 400m world champion, faces two-year drugs ban

Naser provisionally suspended for missing three drug testsBahrain athlete ran third-fastest 400m time in historySalwa Eid Naser, who ran the third-fastest 400m time in history when winning gold at last year’s world championships in Doha, is facing a tw…

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Bobby Joe Morrow, the 1956 Olympic sprint champion who lost his way | Andy Bull

The American, one of four men to win three sprint gold medals at an Olympic Games, is remembered as much for the infamy his business dealings provoked as his glorious running styleFour men have won the sprint triple at the Olympics and, chances are, yo…

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My favourite game: Britain upset the USA with 4x400m gold at Tokyo ’91 | Stuart Goodwin

The gamble of mixing up the running order paid off when Kriss Akabusi overhauled the individual champion on the anchor legWhat’s the most underrated non-annual sporting event of all time? Here’s a contender: the 1991 World Athletics Championships, too …

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My favourite game: Britain upset the USA with 4x400m gold at Tokyo ’91 | Stuart Goodwin

The gamble of mixing up the running order paid off when Kriss Akabusi overhauled the individual champion on the anchor legWhat’s the most underrated non-annual sporting event of all time? Here’s a contender: the 1991 World Athletics Championships, too …

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Running with deer in park helped Dina Asher-Smith to stay in shape

Sprinter trained over longer distances in lockdownAsher-Smith relieved when Olympics postponedDina Asher-Smith has described how running with deer has kept her fit during the Covid-19 lockdown, also admitting she felt relieved when the Olympics were po…

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Sotherton fears fixture pile-up will deny Asher-Smith Commonwealth treble

Team England’s new leader says sprinter will be ‘selective’Three major championships within five-week spell in 2022The pile-up of championships in 2022 could rob the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham of some of its biggest stars and will make it impossi…

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Covid-19 has rocked women’s sport but its future remains bright

Hope and determination abound throughout professional women’s sport despite the profound challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemicThe images come from a different time and place: before the sporting world became submerged in sepia and nostalgia, b…

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Dortmund v Schalke derbies, NBA nostalgia and athletics world records | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a skateboarding prodigy, K-League action and the best of France v England in football1) The Bundesliga returns behind closed doors this weekend and the standout fixture is the Revierderby. Why is Dortmund v Schalke suc…