SOCHI, Russia (AP) — IAAF President Lamine Diack says Russia will not be barred from major athletics competitions because of allegations of a systematic doping program.
Russia is being investigated by the IAAF ethics commission and the World Anti-Doping Agency over claims its officials ran such a program. Four Russian Olympic track champions have been banned this year alone.
However, any suggestions Russian athletics competitors could be excluded...
LONDON (AP) — Barcelona striker Luis Suarez was first in the Associated Press Global Football 10 player vote on Tuesday, and his team was also at the top of the list.
Suarez scored two goals to give Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last week. He then needed only 55 seconds to score when Barcelona beat Valencia 2-0 on Saturday, maintaining its place at the top of the Spanish league.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The president of track and field's world governing body says major sports federations can survive without umbrella body SportAccord after its leader behaved like a "dictator" in his scathing attack on the IOC.
IAAF President Lamine Diack pulled his federation out of SportAccord on Monday after Marius Vizer blasted the International Olympic Committee and its president, Thomas Bach.