Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya will have to take medication to lower her testosterone levels or move up to longer distances as a result of new rules which will be announced on Thursday, it's understood.
From opposite sides of the world — and opposing ends of the power spectrum — two voices struck a very different chord yesterday on the International Olympic Committee’s decision not to issue a blanket ban on Russia ahead of next month’s Olympic Games.
The Kremlin yesterday dismissed allegations that Russia had run a sophisticated doping programme at the last winter Olympics as treacherous slander, calling the ex-head of the country’s anti-doping laboratory “a turncoat.”
The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon will celebrate its 10th anniversary next June after details of the 2016 event were announced yesterday, and with a call for uniformed service personnel to take part in a “Battle of the Badges”.
FROM an Irish perspective, there is bitter irony in the fact that China is where former Olympic 1,500m champion Sebastian Coe won the race to be president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the body that governs world athletics.