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Documents reveal new details in bitter Semenya-IAAF battle

Jun. 22, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

Caster Semenya was accused by the IAAF of intentionally running slowly at times to mask her alleged advantage from elevated natural testosterone, according to recently released court documents. Semenya angrily denied the accusation. The exchange was included in 163 pages of court records from the South African...

USA Cycling hires new SafeSport Director

Jun. 21, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Cycling has appointed Kelsey Erickson as its new SafeSport director. Erickson will oversee the organization's anti-doping and anti-misconduct efforts. She says in a statement Friday that "creating a culture where speaking up and reporting suspected misconduct becomes the...

Up to 70 Russian athletes could face doping charges

Jun. 19, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The number of Russian athletes accused of receiving banned treatments from a doctor could rise to 70, the country's anti-doping agency said Wednesday. The agency, known as RUSADA, previously said Monday it would file cases against 33 athletes from numerous sports suspected of receiving banned...

Tokyo Olympics next year: Faster, Stronger, but not Higher

Jun. 11, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The famous Olympic motto is Faster, Higher, Stronger. Next year in Tokyo, it could be shortened to only "Faster and Stronger." Higher is out. That was part of a warning on Tuesday from Toshiro Muto, the chief executive of the Tokyo Olympics. Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the...

Russia accused of 'backsliding' on doping reforms in track

Jun. 9, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Russia's ban from international track and field has been extended over concerns it's "backsliding" on doping reforms. Sunday's decision by track's world governing body, the IAAF, means Russia has three months to convince the IAAF it's made enough progress for its athletes not to have to...

Agent: US long jumper expects doping ban; tainted beef cited

May. 31, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

American long jumper and sprinter Jarrion Lawson faces a lengthy ban after eating what he maintains was contaminated meat. His agent, Paul Doyle, told The Associated Press on Friday that Lawson is expected to receive a four-year ban from the Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping issues in track and...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

May. 25, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned...

Bullying probe calls for sensitivity training for WADA

May. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — The culture of bullying and harassment collided with the Olympic universe after two strong-voiced women in the World Anti-Doping Agency received back-to-back rejections over the span of 48 hours. Among conclusions from an investigation into one of those episodes was that WADA leaders need...

'Harsh,' 'disrespectful,' but no bullying in WADA case

May. 15, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Witnesses saw tears in Beckie Scott's eyes following a meeting in which one man called her attitude "victimistic" and another questioned whether the athletes' committee she led even needed to exist. In the end, investigators looking into the meeting that left Scott "angry," ''close to...

Polish minister to lead WADA; outspoken candidate sidelined

May. 14, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — There was one key problem with the most high-profile candidate in the race to become the new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency: Her name wasn't on the ballot. A group of government representatives chose Polish sports minister Witold Banka to be WADA's next president Tuesday, weeks...