Posts Tagged Track and field

Olympic steeplechase champ Zaripova faces doping ban

In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, Russia's Yuliya Zaripova celebrates as she wins the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Zaripova faces a doping ban in the latest scandal to hit Russian athletics. Athletics' world governing body, the IAAF, told The Associated Press on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 that Zaripova is under suspicion under biological passport rules, a means to track extreme blood values which indicate doping. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic 3,000 meters steeplechase champion Yulia Zaripova faces a doping ban and the potential loss of several major titles in the latest scandal to hit Russian athletics.

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Russia’s top athletics coach resigns amid doping scandals

In this photo taken on Tuesday, June  13, 2006 Valentin Maslakov watches an athletics competition in Tula, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Moscow, Russia. Russia's top athletics coach, Valentin Maslakov, resigned Friday amid a series of doping scandals in the country.  (AP Photo/Robert Maksimov)

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top athletics coach resigned Friday amid a series of doping scandals in the country.

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Oscar fever has fans scrambling to watch, watch, watch

In this March 2, 2014 file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Between Jan. 15, when Academy Award nominations are announced, and Feb. 22, film fans flock to the theaters to see the nominated works. On Feb. 21., AMC theaters will host 24-hour marathons for best-picture contenders in six busy movie markets around the country.  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a fever spreading across the land. It’s Oscar fever, with a reasonably short incubation period but symptoms that turn otherwise rational film buffs into bingeing maniacs. In a good way!

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