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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.

WADA report finds no evidence Canada's Beckie Scott was bullied

A law firm found no evidence that members of the World Anti-Doping Agency bullied athletes' representative Beckie Scott, though it concluded that one member's comments to her "could be viewed as aggressive, harsh or disrespectful."

Polish sports minister to succeed WADA president Craig Reedie

Polish Sports Minister Witold Banka is the choice to be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, succeeding Craig Reedie.

Olympic champion Beckie Scott awaits next step in WADA bullying inquiry

Results of an investigation that stemmed from retired Canadian Olympian Beckie Scott's bullying allegations against officials at the World Anti-Doping Agency will be revealed this week at the organization's meetings.

WADA retrieves more than 2,200 samples from tainted Moscow lab

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says it has gathered more than 2,200 samples from a Russian laboratory that can be used to potentially corroborate doping positives uncovered by an investigation into a massive government-directed program designed to win Olympic medals.

2028 Los Angeles Olympics revised budget nears $7B US

The price tag on the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics is now $6.88 billion US, a $1.36 billion increase that comes mainly because of accounting measures designed to better reflect inflation over the long lead-up to those Games.

51 women sue U.S. Olympic Committee for failing to stop Nassar abuse

Fifty-one women are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee, its board members and a number of former high-ranking officials for failing to prevent their abuse at the hands of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Russia misses deadline, risks being banned by WADA once again

The deadline for Russia to turn over samples and other data from its Moscow anti-doping lab has passed, leaving the World Anti-Doping Agency to decide whether to reinstate the ban it had lifted in September.

Nassar abuse, gymnastics turmoil AP's top sports story of 2018

One-time USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's crimes and the chaos they provoked — the massive turnover at Michigan State, the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics — was the story of the year in balloting by Associated Press members and editors.