Posts Tagged Track and field

Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo banned 2 years for doping

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Athletics Kenya says on Friday it has banned marathon champion Rita Jeptoo two years for doping.

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Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo banned for two years for doping

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo banned for two years for doping.

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Bubka troubled by Ukraine conflict as he seeks IAAF top job

In this Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 file photo, retired pole vaulter Sergei Bubka gestures to spectators before presenting the medals for the men's pole vault at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Bubka has made it official: He's running for president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. The Ukrainian announced his candidacy Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 confirming what had been widely expected for months. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

LONDON (AP) — Sergei Bubka has more than just votes on his mind as he campaigns for the top job in track and field.

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Pole vault great Sergei Bubka launches IAAF presidential bid

In this Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 file photo, retired pole vaulter Sergei Bubka gestures to spectators before presenting the medals for the men's pole vault at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Bubka has made it official: He's running for president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. The Ukrainian announced his candidacy Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 confirming what had been widely expected for months. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

LONDON (AP) — They’ve won Olympic gold medals, set multiple world records, and collected world titles. Now, two track-and-field greats will compete against each other for the top job in the sport.

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Russia plans to fight doping ban extension for walkers

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s athletics boss suggests he will fight any attempt to strip banned Russian walkers of medals from the 2012 London Olympics.

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