Tag: Blood Doping

Athletics doping: Russia provisionally suspended by IAAF

Russia’s athletics federation has been provisionally suspended from international competition – including the Olympic Games – for its alleged involvement in widespread doping. The IAAF took action after the publication of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report that alleged “state-sponsored doping”. Its council members voted by 22-1 in favour…

Isinbayeva’s coach appeals for Olympic place

With Russia’s track and field team facing exclusion from next year’s Olympics, the coach of pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva said on Wednesday that banning the entire team would unjustly punish clean athletes. Isinbayeva, a two-time Olympic champion and the world-record holder in the pole vault, is preparing for her…