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Refugee athlete on IOC scholarship for Paris Olympics suspended after testing positive for EPO

Nov. 22, 2023 11:43 AM EST

MONACO (AP) — A refugee athlete on an IOC scholarship to train for the Paris Olympics has been provisionally suspended in a doping case, the Athletics Integrity Unit said Wednesday. Fouad Idbafdil was s ent a notice of allegation, the AIU said, after testing positive for the banned...

Oklahoma State men, N.C. State women win cross country titles; Blanks, Valby win individual crowns

Nov. 18, 2023 21:26 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Harvard's Graham Blanks won the men's race and Florida's Parker Valby won the women's at the NCAA cross country championships on Saturday while the Oklahoma State men and North Carolina State women captured team titles. Oklahoma State, which lost a...

Olympic sports bodies want talks with IOC after cricket and others were added to 2028 LA program

Nov. 13, 2023 15:08 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Olympic sports bodies want urgent talks with the IOC about possible cuts in their revenue shares and athlete quotas at the 2028 Los Angeles Games because cricket and other newcomers were added to the program. The International Olympic Committee last month approved...

Chile says Cuban athletes who reportedly deserted at Pan American Games haven't requested asylum

Nov. 06, 2023 16:41 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s government said Monday that it has received no requests for asylum from six Cuban athletes who reportedly abandoned their visiting national team after participating in the Pan American Games that ended over the weekend. Camila Vallejo, a Chilean...

Tamirat Tola sets NYC Marathon course record to win men's race; Hellen Obiri takes women's title

Nov. 05, 2023 14:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tamirat Tola wasn't thinking about breaking the New York City Marathon course record as he was running by himself in Central Park for the last few miles of the race. He just was focused on trying to win. The Ethiopian runner broke the 12-year old mark, finishing the...

Ethiopian Tamirat Tola wins the New York City Marathon men's race in 2:04.58, setting course record

Nov. 05, 2023 11:13 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Ethiopian Tamirat Tola wins the New York City Marathon men's race in 2:04.58, setting course record.

Ashleigh Gentle wins 10th Noosa Triathlon. Hayden Wilde wins men's race on debut

Nov. 04, 2023 21:52 PM EDT

NOOSA, Australia (AP) — Tokyo Olympian Ashleigh Gentle extended her dominance of the Noosa Triathlon with a 10th victory, while New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde won the men’s event on debut. Gentle’s ninth-straight victory — her only loss coming in 2013 when she finished second...

Stellar women's field takes aim at New York City Marathon record on Sunday

Nov. 04, 2023 09:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon women's record, which has stood for 20 years, could go down Sunday with one of the strongest fields assembled in the history of the race. Reigning champion Sharon Lokedi looks to defend her title against a stellar group of female runners...

Olympic medalist hurdler Levy fails doping test

Nov. 03, 2023 22:02 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist hurdler Ronald Levy has received notifcation from the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission that he failed an out-of competition test early last month. Levy, who finished third in the 110m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, said on...

World champion runner Norah Jeruto's doping suspension lifted over claims of ulcers and COVID-19

Nov. 03, 2023 15:14 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — World champion steeplechase runner Norah Jeruto of Kazakhstan has been cleared of doping after arguing that ulcers and a bout of COVID-19 could explain unusual blood test results. The Kenya-born Jeruto won the 3,000-meter steeplechase title for Kazakhstan at last...