Doping regulations

In this Oct. 12, 2019 photo, marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya, white vest, wearing Nike AlphaFly prototype running shoe, and his pacemaking team, wearing pink Nike Vaporfly shoes, run during the INEOS 1:59 Challenge attempt to run a sub two-hour marathon in Vienna, Austria. Nike has a new racing shoe; The Air Zoom Alphafly Next%, which was unveiled at a flashy fashion show in New York on Wednesday night, Feb. 5, 2020. Kipchoge wore a prototype of the shoe when he ran the world's first sub-2-hour marathon in an unofficial race in October. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
February 06, 2020 - 3:15 pm
To pick the favorites in this year's Olympic marathon, just glance at the shoes of the runners on the starting line. Anyone wearing Nike's Vaporfly model may already have a head start. The shoe has shaken up distance running since the world’s largest sports apparel company introduced it four years...
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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Chief Executive Officer Travis Tygart testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Tygart urged Congress on Wednesday to pass a bill criminalizing international doping conspiracies before this summer's Tokyo Olympics, saying it would be a strong deterrent in the absence of adequate punishment for past Russian doping. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 05, 2020 - 8:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency urged Congress on Wednesday to pass a bill criminalizing international doping conspiracies before this summer's Tokyo Olympics, saying it would be a strong deterrent in the absence of adequate punishment for past Russian doping. USADA CEO...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2017, file photo, former Cincinnati Reds player Pete Rose attends a news conference during his statue dedication ceremonies before a baseball game between the Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Cincinnati. Rose once again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban, saying the penalty is unfair compared with discipline for steroids use and electronic sign stealing. Rose's lawyers submitted the application Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, who in December 2015 denied the previous request by the career hits leader. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
February 05, 2020 - 1:13 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Pete Rose again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban, saying the penalty is unfair compared with discipline for steroids use and electronic sign stealing. Rose's lawyers submitted the application Wednesday to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, who in December...
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February 04, 2020 - 6:04 pm
The World Anti-Doping Agency sent a letter to U.S. Senators explaining how a bill designed to deter drug cheats in international sports would, instead, “have the unintended consequences of shattering the anti-doping system" if it is passed without changes. The document, obtained by The Associated...
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Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The Russian government has suspended its recognition of the country's track and field federation for a month. That increases the pressure on officials to cooperate with investigations ahead of the Olympics. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 04, 2020 - 6:51 am
GENEVA (AP) — Seeking more scrutiny for a blockbuster case, the World Anti-Doping Agency wants a rare public hearing when sport’s highest court judges a four-year slate of punishments faced by Russia for persistent cheating. The Court of Arbitration for Sport is preparing a hearing expected within...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018, file photo, Russia's Danil Lysenko competes in the men's high jump final at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England. Sports authorities heightened the possibility of completely excluding Russian track athletes from this year's Olympics in the wake of a spate of doping scandals that have engulfed the country. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping-related matters for World Athletics, said Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it made the recommendation after not getting appropriate responses from Russia's track and field federation (RusAF) regarding a case involving forged documents for high jumper Danil Lysenko. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
January 29, 2020 - 2:37 pm
Sports authorities heightened the possibility of completely excluding Russian track athletes from this year's Olympics in the wake of a spate of doping scandals that have engulfed the country. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping-related matters for World Athletics, called to maintain...
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Fireworks light up the sky near the illuminated Olympic rings during a ceremony held to celebrate the 6-months-to-go milestone for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in the Odaiba district of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 24, 2020 - 6:52 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo put on a flashy fireworks display on Friday to mark the 6-months-to-go milestone for this year's Olympics. The show took place high above a barge stationed in Tokyo Bay that supports a massive replica of the five Olympic rings, a reminder the games are almost here. Japan...
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January 22, 2020 - 10:54 am
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Austrian prosecutors have charged a cross-country ski coach and a skier in connection with a crackdown on a blood doping ring. Prosecutors in the city of Innsbruck said Wednesday they charged coach Gerald Heigl, a former coach with the Austrian ski federation, with sports...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968 file photo, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Some athletes are criticizing the International Olympic Committee for prohibiting political protests on the medal podium. Olympic officials reminded athletes last week not to make political statements at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/File)
January 20, 2020 - 12:04 pm
More than a half-century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the United States, their portrait an indelible fixture on the universal sports landscape. As for that raised-fist salute that transformed them into...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 206 file photo, former Cincinnati Reds player and manager Pete Rose speaks during a press conference where it was announced that he will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in Cincinnati. Rose says cheating on the field is bad for the game, and the one thing he never did with his bets is change the outcome of a game. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
January 18, 2020 - 10:18 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pete Rose was taking a break from signing autographs at the MGM Grand hotel when asked a question he’s uniquely qualified to address. What’s worse, betting on baseball or cheating at baseball? “I don’t know,’’ Rose tells The Associated Press. “All I know is I’ve been suspended for...
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