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IOC considering adjustment to Tokyo Olympic qualifying as trials loom

The IOC on Tuesday spelled out contingency plans to adapt qualifying procedures for about 4,700 spots still up for grabs for the Tokyo Games, in a nod to the realities of a sports calendar being shuffled by uncertainty with the coronavirus spreading across the globe.

Mo Farah's former trainer Alberto Salazar gets 4-year doping ban

Track coach Alberto Salazar, who trained four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah and a number of other top runners, has been given a four-year ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Track worlds

'Sore' sprinter Christian Coleman pulls out of world 200 metres

A day after winning his world championship in the 100 metres, American Christian Coleman pulled out of Sunday's 200 preliminaries in Doha, Qatar. He said he would be available for the 4x100 relays, which begin Friday.
Track Worlds

Sweltering heat at track and field worlds in Qatar makes good trial run for Tokyo 2020

Coaches, athletes and event organizers are getting creative to beat the heat and come out on top at track and field worlds in Qatar. They say it's good practice for Tokyo 2020.

Russia asked to explain alleged doping data tampering

The World Anti-Doping Agency is giving Russia three weeks to explain possible signs of tampering with data from its doping laboratory that was critical to prosecuting cases against athletes alleged to have cheated at the 2014 Olympics and other major events.

Top-ranked sprinter Christian Coleman strikes back at U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

Christian Coleman will be running under a cloud of suspicion by some at the upcoming world track and field championships after his recent case for a potential doping violation was dropped by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, and the sprinter is assailing USADA for being sloppy.

Altered doping data could restart Russian scandal: report

The Russian anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press.

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency withdraws case against sprinter Christian Coleman

Top sprinter Christian Coleman will be eligible for this month's world track and field championships and next year's Olympics after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped his case for missed tests because of a technicality.