London, Jan 02 : World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has increased the suspension period for athletes, who are guilty of doping, from two years to a minimum four-year ban under new rules.
UK sports minister Helen Grant said that successful implementation would mean an innovative and robust anti-doping programme that reaches further than ever before, to more athletes, more support personnel and more sport lovers, all of who want to be part of sport free from doping, the BBC reported.
London, Dec 31 - A 103-year-old British Sikh marathon runner will be receiving an award in the New Year Honours.
Fauja Singh, who holds the world record for the marathon in his age group - along with five British records and completed his last competitive 26-mile race in Hong Kong only last year, will be receiving the British Empire Medal in recognition of his athletic achievements, the Independent reported.
New Delhi - Indian athlete Dutee Chand has been cleared to participate in next year's National Games after the Court of Arbitration allowed her to compete pending a final decision on her appeal against the IAAF's hyperandrogenism policy, which bars female athletes having higher level of male hormones.
London, Dec 18 - The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has reportedly banned Jon Drummond, American sprinter Tyson Gay's former coach, for eight years over, possession, trafficking and administration of banned drugs to an athlete he coached.
The ban has been applied from 17 December onwards, which was also the date of the decision. Earlier this year, American former 100-metre and 200-metre world champion Gay was suspended for a year after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid.
Wellington, Dec 18 - Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt is against the changes to Olympics athletics programmes and has termed the reports suggesting the 200-metres being among five events at risk of being removed from the Games as ridiculous, saying that it must not happen.
The six-time Olympic champion was responding to an article from an Australian media company, which said that the event Bolt has won at the last two Summer Olympics is one of five key disciplines at risk.
New York, Dec 9 - World's fastest man Usain Bolt has revealed that he is now willing to settle down and have kids with a right girl.
The eight-time world champ in athletics asserted that one get lot of offers for sure, if one was famous, but it was hard adding that he was trying to find a girlfriend now, the New York Post reported.
The 28-year-old Olympic champ continued that it was that time when he was trying to focus on having a family.
Kochi, Dec 3 : India's sporting legend P T Usha is the Goodwill Ambassador of the 2nd Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB).
London, Nov 15 : British track and field athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill has been at the receiving end of rape threats on Twitter, after she warned against the reinstatement of convicted rapist footballer Ched Evans.
The Olympian announced in a statement on Friday that she would want her name removed from the Sheffield United's Bramall Lane stand if Evans were to be re-signed. The footballer started training with the club this week, sparking widespread debate.
New Delhi, Nov. 6 - Backing reports of Boxing India conducting pregnancy tests on eight women boxers going for the World Championships in Korea next week, former athlete Sunita Godara on Thursday said that it was a common feature.
Wellington, Oct 29 - Convicted Oscar Pistorius would be welcomed by Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organisers to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the double amputee athlete is declared eligible.
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