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World shocked again as top athletes fail dope test
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World shocked again as top athletes fail dope test

Jul 15 2013, 6:06am CDT | by

Washington, July 15 (IANS) Track and field was dealt with a huge blow as the world's top sprinters former world record holder Jamaican Asafa Powell, American champion Tyson Gay and Olympic medallist Sherone Simpson failed drug tests.

Washington, July 15 — Track and field was dealt with a huge blow as the world's top sprinters former world record holder Jamaican Asafa Powell, American champion Tyson Gay and Olympic medallist...

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World shocked again as top athletes fail dope test

Jul 15 2013, 6:06am CDT | by

Washington, July 15 (IANS) Track and field was dealt with a huge blow as the world's top sprinters former world record holder Jamaican Asafa Powell, American champion Tyson Gay and Olympic medallist Sherone Simpson failed drug tests.

Washington, July 15 — Track and field was dealt with a huge blow as the world's top sprinters former world record holder Jamaican Asafa Powell, American champion Tyson Gay and Olympic medallist Sherone Simpson failed drug tests.

Powell, 30, was found to have a stimulant called oxilofrine in his system and his fellow Jamaican Sherone Simpson also tested positive for the same stimulant, reports Xinhua.

Powell held the 100-metre record of 9.74 until Usain Bolt beat it in 2008. Simpson won Olympic gold in the women's 400m relay in 2004 and silver in 2012, along with an individual silver in the 100m in 2008.

Both athletes denied knowingly taking the banned substance.

In a statement released through his agent, Powell said, "I assure you that we will find out how this substance passed our rigorous internal checks and balances and design systems to make sure it never happens again."

Gay, who won the 100m and 200m at US nationals last month, failed an out-of-competition test May 16.

The 30-year-old didn't reveal what the banned substance was. He would have his "B" sample tested for a further step.

"I don't have a sabotage story. I don't have any lies. I don't have anything to say to make this seem like it was a mistake or it was on USADA's hands, someone playing games," said Gay.

"The B sample will be processed shortly, and as in all cases all athletes are innocent unless or until proven otherwise through the established legal process, and any attempt to sensationalize or speculate is a disservice to due process, fair play, and to those who love clean sport," announced USADA in a statement.

Gay, who won three gold medals at 2007 world championships, had signatured himself as a man of "clean competition". He joined USADA "My Victory" program, which encouraged clean competition.

"My career and my name have always been better than medals or records or anything like that. I've always wanted a clean name with anything. Unfortunately, I have to break this news, that I have a positive 'A' sample," said Gay.

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Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said F ...
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Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his recovery from his illness but had withdrawn t ...
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Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Usain Bolt: "Faster Than Lighting" - Book Signing
GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his recovery from his il ...
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Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Usain Bolt: "Faster Than Lighting" - Book Signing
GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his recovery from his illness but had withdrawn to foc ...
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Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his recovery from hi ...
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Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his recovery from his i ...
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Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Usain Bolt: "Faster Than Lighting" - Book Signing
GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his recovery from his illness but had withdrawn to focus on ...
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Celebrate Olympic Day on June 23rd!

Jun 17 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: olympic

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Usain played cricket, Michael invented a new swimming stroke, Yelena sprinted the 100m! What will you do? So get out there, get active and share your photo on social media - and use the hashtag #olympicday! Olympic Day is a great opportunity to embrace the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect and to enjoy sport! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more YOG news! And don’t forget to show us what YOU a ...
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Why you should adopt France as your second team at the World Cup

Jun 11 2014 8:25am CDT | Source: SBNation

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Paul Pogba is a shiny golden god. Also, they're funny. There's much to be said about having a second team to follow during big tournaments. After all, it's not like your first side -- England, in my case -- are going to be playing every day, and it's also not as though you have any real say in your first team anyway. For 31 teams, this World Cup will be painful; for a good chunk of ...
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Sports Briefing | Track and Field: Usain Bolt Is Skipping Two Meets

Jun 6 2014 11:57pm CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

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Usain Bolt says he will skip the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on June 17 and a Diamond League meet in Paris on July 5 because he is behind ...
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