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Coronavirus: London & Boston marathons postponed

The London Marathon has followed the Boston Marathon in postponing the 2020 race because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, London Marathon organisers announced the race had been pushed back from April 26 to October 4. That decision comes after those in charge of the Boston Marathon opted to move …

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Boston Marathon postponed from April 20 to September 14

The historic race, first contested in 1897, is the world’s oldest annual marathon. Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency on Tuesday and marathon organizers met with Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to decide on how best to proceed. “On matters of public health and safety we take our …

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Paris Marathon postponed until October 18 due to coronavirus

Last weekend’s half-marathon in the French capital was also cancelled over fears of the deadly virus that has killed over 3,300 people worldwide. That race has been rearranged for September 6. “Immediately after the cancellation of the Paris half-marathon less than 24 hours before the start, the teams from the …

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RUSADA confirms appeal of WADA’s four-year suspension

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has confirmed it will appeal a four-year suspension handed to the country by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Earlier this month, WADA banned Russian teams and athletes from competing under the country’s flag at global sporting events – including the 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup – over inconsistencies in …

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Russia to appeal against ruling that triggered four-year sport bans

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) will appeal against a ruling that has led to the country being banned from global sporting events for four years. RUSADA was declared non-compliant with World Anti-Doping Agency [WADA] standards over inconsistencies in anti-doping data discovered during an investigation. Athletes will not be able to compete under the Russian …

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Russia handed four-year ban from international events by WADA

Russia will miss next year’s Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games after the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned the powerhouse from global sporting events for four years over manipulated doping data. WADA’s executive committee, meeting in Lausanne, decided that Russia be handed the four-year suspension after accusing …

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Mo Farah to run 10,000m at 2020 Olympics

Mo Farah has performed a U-turn and elected to defend his 10,000m title at the Tokyo Olympics next year. Two years ago, Farah walked away from track events to concentrate on marathons and he finished eighth across 26.2 miles in Chicago last month having won the event in 2018. However, …

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IOC condemns Russia over flagrant doping manipulation

  Responding to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s recommendation for a four-year suspension, the IOC said Russia’s conduct amounted to “an insult to the sporting movement worldwide.” “The IOC will support the toughest sanctions against all those responsible for this manipulation,” the IOC said in a statement. WADA’s Compliance Review Committee …

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WADA committee recommends four-year ban for Russia

A World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) panel has recommended that Russia should be handed a four-year ban from competing in – and also hosting – major sporting events. Russian athletes may once again have to compete as neutrals at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after WADA’s independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) recommended …

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