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Runner's abuse allegations embolden other female athletes

Nov. 9, 2019 8:39 PM EST

Track and field is facing a painful and public reckoning with the treatment of some female athletes. Former teen running star Mary Cain's account this week of alleged physical and emotional abuse at the recently disbanded Nike Oregon Project is prompting more top athletes to come forward. Amy Yoder Begley, a...

Olympic champ's heartfelt speech marks end of an era at WADA

Nov. 8, 2019 2:58 AM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The only reason Beckie Scott's going-away speech to the World Anti-Doping Agency wasn't her finest moment was because of all that led up to it. Bruised, berated and criticized by some colleagues over a six-year tenure at the worldwide drug-fighting agency, the head of the WADA...

US gov't rep unhappy with WADA lobbying effort

Nov. 7, 2019 4:52 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — A key American delegate at the World Anti-Doping Agency meetings lashed out at the agency's director for using government money in hopes of reshaping U.S. legislation designed to fight drugs in sports. At the WADA board meeting Thursday, Kendel Ehrlich of the U.S. Office of National...

Russian sports leaders fight over doping data breach

Nov. 7, 2019 4:29 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — For years, Russian leaders portrayed pursuit of the doping scandal that has paralyzed the country's Olympic aspirations as a mission driven by political interests in the West. On Thursday, fissures erupted between their own countrymen, ratcheting up the tension in advance of a...

IOC, WADA hire DC lobbyists to discuss anti-doping bill

Nov. 6, 2019 5:01 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Not long after a bill that would criminalize international doping conspiracies advanced in the U.S. Congress, world Olympic and anti-doping leaders made clear how they felt about the development. They started lobbying for changes in Washington. The International Olympic Committee...

Russia, US go toe-to-toe at anti-doping meeting

Nov. 6, 2019 10:29 AM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The fight was about doping. The United States delivered haymakers. Russia came back with jabs. The proverbial blows were delivered Wednesday in a vast conference room in Poland during a pair of 3-minute speeches that cut through the tedium of an otherwise sleepy rule-making forum...

Drug samples from Breeders' Cup horses cleared by lab

Nov. 6, 2019 12:05 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — All samples collected from horses competing in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita have tested clear. The Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at UC Davis announced the results on Tuesday. All horses competing in Breeders' Cup races last weekend underwent pre-race...

Hawks' Collins suspended 25 games without pay for PEDs

Nov. 5, 2019 7:31 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said the team will support forward John Collins following his suspension for a positive drug test. Pierce insisted his first concern is helping Collins "get through this, not as a player but as a person," but the coach likewise acknowledged that Collins let the team...

IOC's large role in anti-doping creates conflict of interest

Nov. 5, 2019 3:32 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The idea made sense. Given the rampant amount of drug abuse in Olympic sports, the sports world needed a global watchdog. But who would pay for that sort of operation? The International Olympic Committee decided it would split the bill with governments. That's how the World...

IOC pledges $10 million to anti-doping fight

Nov. 5, 2019 7:39 AM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The incoming leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency asked for more money. The International Olympic Committee said "Yes." IOC president Thomas Bach pledged $10 million to fight doping in sports, half of which would go toward storing samples from pre-Olympics testing for 10 years and...