Jamaica to improve anti-doping agency

Jamaica’s top sports official said Wednesday that the Caribbean sprinting powerhouse is determined to improve its drug-testing regime, following a two-day inspection by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Three Wada officials inspected the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission after revelations of a near-complete breakdown of its out-of-competition testing of athletes from January 2012 to the July opening of

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‘IAAF must bolster middle distances’

World 1 500 metres record holder Hicham El Guerrouj has called on athletics’ world governing body to bolster public interest in middle-distance running which has been overshadowed by the feats of Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt. Bolt, winner of six Olympic gold medals, will earn an estimated $10 million a year in a sponsorship deal

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Semenya has sights on world record

Olympic silver medallist Caster Semenya has her sights set on the world record after almost a year’s break from the track. Semenya underwent surgery to her right knee for a long-term injury earlier this year and failed in her last-ditch attempt to qualify for the 2013 IAAF World Championships held in Moscow in August. “My

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Wada ‘very frustrated’ with Kenya doping probe

Wada is “very frustrated” with Kenyan authorities over their lack of progress in a doping investigation they promised over a year ago, the world anti-doping body’s top official in Africa said on Monday. Kenya’s government and national track and Olympic organisations had assured the World Anti-Doping Agency’s president on a personal visit he made in

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World champion hurdler Felicien retires

Two-time world champion hurdler Perdita Felicien is retiring. The 33-year-old Canadian, who made the announcement on Thursday, won gold in the hurdles at the 2003 world championships and 2004 indoor worlds. She also won a silver medal in 2007. Perdita holds the Canadian record of 12.46 seconds in the 100-metre hurdles. However, her Olympic career

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