Athletics

Russian former indoor 1,500 metres champion gets eight-year doping ban

Russia’s former world indoor 1,500 metres champion Yelena Soboleva has been handed an eight-year ban after she violated anti-doping regulations, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday. Soboleva, who set the world indoor record in 2008, had previously received a two-year suspension along with six other leading Russian women athletes ahead of […]

Athletics

Rival of Pearson faces eight-year ban for anti-doping ‘tampering’

Olympic gold-winning hurdler Brianna Rollins-McNeal – a long time rival of Sally Pearson – could be banned for eight years after being provisionally suspended for an anti-doping violation, track and field's doping agency announced on Thursday. Rollins-McNeal is the reigning 100-metre hurdles Olympic champion after winning in Rio, and in 2013 she became a world […]