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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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Claims of ‘lynching’ and ‘hysteria’ after Wada bans Russia for four years

• Russian PM: ‘Wada decision is anti-Russian hysteria’• Mariya Lasitskene: ‘I didn’t doubt it could end like this’The World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to ban Russia from international sport for four years has divided sporting figures in the country,…

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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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Mo Farah ‘back on the track’ to compete in 10,000m at Tokyo Olympics

• 36-year-old wants to add to medal haul after focus on marathon • ‘I hope I haven’t lost my speed but I’ll train hard,’ says FarahMo Farah has announced he is “back on the track” and will aim to compete in the 10,000m next year’s Olympic Games.Farah 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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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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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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Russian athletics chief quits amid fresh corruption accusation by Wada

• Medical records allegedly faked during doping probe• Russia’s participation at 2020 Tokyo Olympics under threatDmitry Shlyakhtin, the president of the Russian track and field federation, has resigned two days after he was accused of obstructing an an…

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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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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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British athletes launch legal action against BOA over sponsorship rules

• Gemili leads group saying BOA rules are ‘unjust and unlawful’• ‘The situation is completely unfair … we get brushed aside’Twenty high-profile British athletes led by sprinter Adam Gemili have taken the extraordinary step of launching legal action aga…

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Alberto Salazar says sorry for ‘callous or insensitive’ pressure on female athletes

• Mary Cain claimed she suffered ‘emotional and physical abuse’ • Coach justifies focus on runners’ weight as ‘part of elite sport’Alberto Salazar has issued a part-apology for any “callous or insensitive” comments that he made to former teen prodigy M…

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High time that Nike and the IAAF did the right thing by athletes | Sean Ingle

The stars of track and field need a powerful and independent union to protect them from abuse from the sportswear giant and the mismanagement of the governing bodyWhat more can one say about Nike except that in a hotly contested field it once again lea…

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‘I had settled for silver’: Hannah Cockcroft breaks T34 100m world record

• Briton seals 11th world title in record time of 16.79• Team-mate Adenegan second in season’s best 17.49Hannah Cockcroft claimed a fifth consecutive T34 100m title with a stunning world-record time of 16.79 at the World Para-Athletics Championships in…

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Nike investigates claims of ‘emotional and physical abuse’ at Oregon Project

• Several former Oregon Project athletes back Mary Cain in fight• Athlete had osteoporosis and period stopped for three yearsNike says it will launch an immediate investigation into former US running prodigy Mary Cain’s claims that she didn’t have a pe…

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‘Superhumans’ tag plays down the talent and dedication of disabled athletes | Jack Perry

The World Para-Athletics Championships start on Thursday but punchy branding during Rio 2016 inadvertently cast Paralympic athletes as freaks of sportTraining with the GB wheelchair basketball team, I have been on the receiving end of ridiculous skill …