Sun Yang gets Nov. 15 date for doping hearing in open court
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — China's star swimmer Sun Yang will have his court hearing on Nov. 15 in a rare open trial to answer allegations he violated anti-doping rules.
Nike closing Oregon Project in wake of Salazar doping ban
Nike is closing its elite Oregon Project track and field program overseen by Alberto Salazar following his recent four-year doping ban in a move welcomed by the sport's governing body.
Former Austrian skier Duerr banned for life for doping
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian former cross-country skier Johannes Duerr, who was expelled from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for the use of EPO, has been banned for life for his alleged role in a doping...
Putin wants to leave doping issues in past amid data inquiry
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin says Russia wants to leave its doping "shortcomings" in the past, even as it faces questions regarding data tampering.
Badminton champion Ratchanok cleared of doping
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former world badminton champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand has been cleared of a doping violation because she proved she ate contaminated meat.
UCI bans 2 cyclists linked to doping ring case
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Cycling Union has imposed two-year bans on two Slovenians who were involved in an international doping ring.
Indian sprinter banned for 4 years, stripped of Asian titles
MONACO (AP) — Indian sprinter Sheoran Nirmla has been banned for four years for doping and stripped of two titles from the 2017 Asian Championships.
Russia sends response to doping data tampering claims
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has sent a formal response to the World Anti-Doping Agency after signs of tampering were found in data it handed over regarding past performance-enhancing drug...
British track team boss who defended Salazar to leave job
LONDON (AP) — The British track and field federation says its performance director, who defended now-banned coach Alberto Salazar's work with the team, is leaving his job.
Usyk facing change of opponent for heavyweight debut
LONDON (AP) — Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk is facing a late change of opponent for his first fight at heavyweight.
Usyk's promoter, Eddie Hearn, says on Twitter that he has been informed...
Nike CEO’s involvement in doping scandal raises concern
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike CEO Mark Parker’s involvement in a doping scandal that brought down renowned track coach Alberto Salazar raises questions about whether the company _ or Parker _ will face any...
IOC seeks info on Salazar doping, impact on Olympic races
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The doping case of banned track coach Alberto Salazar is ”very worrying” and raises questions about Olympic race results being affected, IOC President Thomas Bach said...
Coe addresses low turnout at worlds, heat and doping scandal
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Sebastian Coe has a concise message for athletes who are dissing on Doha: Deal with it.
The head of worldwide track and field says any athletes complaining about the hot...
Suspicious athletes led to coaching great Salazar’s downfall
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Alberto Salazar was so excited about a performance-enhancing supplement he was trying out on his runners, he sent an email to none other than Lance Armstrong.
Salazar’s ban overshadows action at track championships
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Not a single runner passing through the orbit of famed track coach Alberto Salazar has been implicated for doping, so when Donavan Brazier coasted in for a blowout victory...
Salazar booted from worlds after receiving 4-year doping ban
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Renowned track coach Alberto Salazar, who trained four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah, along with a gold medalist and other top contenders at this week's world championships,...
Russian anti-doping CEO ‘betrayed’ by data tampering
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency said Monday he feels "betrayed" after evidence emerged that crucial doping data was tampered with.
No flag, no anthem, but world track gold for Russia
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Three medalists on the victory lap. Only two with flags.
That's the reality for Russian pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova after winning gold at the world championships on...
The Latest: Coleman wins gold in men’s 100 after dodging ban
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local):
Christian Coleman has won the world championship gold medal in the men's 100...
At track championships, it’s as if Russia doesn’t exist
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — At the world track championships, it's as if the world's biggest country simply doesn't exist.
Suspended for its second world championships due to doping, Russia has sent...
Back on track after avoiding ban, Coleman fastest at worlds
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — When the world track and field championships opened in the Middle East for the first time Friday, there were some noticeable absences: Usain Bolt, Caster Semenya, Russian flags...
IOC president promises ‘fresh look’ at Russian doping
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The leader of the IOC pledged that he supports reopening the Russian doping case, promising "a fresh look" at the new evidence after allegations that critical lab data was...
New sponsor but Russia doping woes linger for re-elected Coe
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — With a lucrative sponsorship deal to open his second term, Sebastian Coe has one hope for the next four years leading track and field.
Olympic hammer champ Nazarov out of worlds in doping case
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Olympic champion in the hammer throw, Dilshod Nazarov, is out of the world championships over a failed doping test.
The Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees doping...
History lesson: Coleman learns from past, tries to move on
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Coleman never intended to take a crash course on the history of his sport. He got one anyway.
Among the main lessons the sprinter learned: Anytime track fans see...
Russia fears missing Olympics over doping data tampering
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Russia's doping troubles are nowhere near over. After a head-snapping day of developments from Moscow to Tokyo to the Middle East, the country has new fears that its status at...
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Timeline of Russia’s doping cases and cover-ups
Russia faces fresh accusations of tampering with doping data, which could affect its chances of competing in next year's Olympics. That's just the latest development in a five-year saga of...
Colombia’s cycling ascent undermined by widespread doping
MADRID, Colombia (AP) — After a punishing climb in the Andean mountains surrounding Colombia's capital, Armando Cardenas leans against his bike to catch his breath.
Bolt gone, doping back as the main topic in sprint game
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Usain Bolt is in the rearview mirror, replaced by — what else? — an unfolding doping saga in track and field.
The title of "World's Fastest Man" now that Bolt is on the...
AP Source: Altered doping data could restart Russian scandal
The Russian anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World...
Russian anti-doping CEO says track ban won’t be lifted soon
MOSCOW (AP) — The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency predicted Friday that the country's track team won't be reinstated in time for the upcoming world athletics championships.
Russian anti-doping CEO says track team set to miss worlds
MOSCOW (AP) — The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency has predicted that the country's track team won't be reinstated in time for the upcoming world athletics championships.
Russian biathlete Vasilyeva banned for missed tests
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Russian biathlete Margarita Vasilyeva has been banned for 18 months after missing three drug tests.
The International Biathlon Union says its disciplinary panel...
Russia sending 29 athletes to track worlds on neutral team
MOSCOW (AP) — The suspended Russian track federation is sending a team of 29 competitors to the world championships in Qatar, where they will compete as neutral athletes.
Montaño to receive medals she was cheated out of at worlds
American Alysia Montaño will receive bronze medals she was cheated out of by a Russian who finished ahead of her at the 2011 and 2013 world championships but was later disqualified for...
South African sprinter Carina Horn fails doping test
MONACO (AP) — One of Africa's fastest female sprinters, Carina Horn, has been suspended for failing a doping test.
The Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees doping cases in track and...
IAAF allows Russia’s Ivonina to compete at worlds
MONACO (AP) — The IAAF has allowed Russian runner Yekaterina Ivonina to compete as a neutral athlete in time for the world championships this month.
Semenya to finally get her gold medal from 2011 worlds
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Caster Semenya is finally getting her gold medal from the 2011 world championships after Russian runner Maria Savinova was stripped of the title for doping.
Kazakh biathletes cleared in doping case
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Six athletes from Kazakhstan's Olympic biathlon team have been cleared of doping in a case which involved police raids in two countries.
2 Olympic champs from Russia rejected for worlds, 11 cleared
MONACO (AP) — Two Olympic gold medalists from Russia were refused clearance Tuesday to compete as neutral athletes at the upcoming track world championships.
IAAF bans former adviser for life in corruption case
MONACO (AP) — Track and field's world governing body has banned a former adviser for life over alleged corruption in relation to doping cases.
Discus thrower de Morais tests positive ahead of worlds
MONACO (AP) — Andressa de Morais could be stripped of her silver medal from the Pan American Games after testing positive for doping.
The Athletics Integrity Unit says the Brazilian discus...
Russian sports minister downplays threat of new doping cases
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Sports Minister says an archive of doping data recently handed over to sports federations may not result in any more new cases.
Track’s doping watchdog won’t appeal Coleman ruling
MONACO (AP) — The Athletics Integrity Unit says it won't appeal a decision to clear American sprinter Christian Coleman of a rule violation.
US sprint star Christian Coleman cleared of doping violation
Top sprinter Christian Coleman will be eligible for this month's world championships and next year's Olympics after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped his case for missed tests because of a...
Russian race walker Medvedeva given 8-year doping ban
MONACO (AP) — Russian race walker Yekaterina Medvedeva was banned for eight years Friday for a second doping offense.
The 25-year-old Medvedeva was once one of Russia's most promising young...
Springboks rugby player Aphiwe Dyantyi facing doping ban
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Springboks wing Aphiwe Dyantyi is facing a four-year ban after testing positive for anabolic steroids at a training camp with the South Africa squad last...