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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World 400m champion Salwa Eid Naser to miss Games due to two-year doping ban
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World 400m champion Salwa Eid Naser to miss Games due to two-year doping ban

Sport's top court upheld an appeal by World Athletics against a ruling by the federation's own disciplinary tribunal which had cleared Nigerian-born Naser of missing doping tests.

Russian hurdler Sergey Shubenkov cleared of doping charges in 'genuinely exceptional' case, says AIU
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Russian hurdler Sergey Shubenkov cleared of doping charges in 'genuinely exceptional' case, says AIU

The 2015 world champion in the 110m hurdles had tested positive for acetazolamide, a masking agent, in an out-of-competition test in December 2020.

Olympic silver medalist Luvo Manyonga handed four-year ban over missed doping tests, whereabouts violations
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Olympic silver medalist Luvo Manyonga handed four-year ban over missed doping tests, whereabouts violations

The 2017 world champion’s four-year ban runs into December 2024, including the Tokyo Olympics next month and the 2024 Paris Olympics.

South African Olympic long jump silver medallist Luvo Manyonga handed four-year ban
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South African Olympic long jump silver medallist Luvo Manyonga handed four-year ban

Manyonga, world champion in 2017, finished second at the Rio Olympics in 2016, but will now likely miss the rescheduled Tokyo Games later this year.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: World champion Salwa Eid Naser gets court date for doping rules case
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World champion Salwa Eid Naser gets court date for doping rules case

Naser ran the fastest women’s 400 since 1985 to win the world title 18 months ago in Doha, Qatar, while she was under investigation.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ten Russians to compete in athletics under neutral flag
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ten Russians to compete in athletics under neutral flag

The ANA scheme allows Russian competitors who meet strict anti-doping criteria to participate in global track and field events, but under a neutral flag and in neutral clothing.

Tajikstan's Olympic gold medal winner Dilshod Nazarov handed two-year ban for doping, says AIU
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Tajikstan's Olympic gold medal winner Dilshod Nazarov handed two-year ban for doping, says AIU

Re-testing of Nazarov's sample from the 2011 World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, had shown the presence of a prohibited substance, namely DHCMT, or oral turinabol, a performance-enhancing anabolic steroid.

Former Russian athletics president Dmitry Shlyakhtin banned in doping cover-up case
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Former Russian athletics president Dmitry Shlyakhtin banned in doping cover-up case

The Athletics Integrity Unit said the case involved “submission of forged documents and false explanations” in a 15-month probe into why high jumper Danil Lysenko wasn't available for drug testing.

Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal provisionally suspended for doping violations
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Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal provisionally suspended for doping violations

The 29-year-old American, who claimed Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and also won world gold in Moscow in 2013, was charged with "tampering" with part of a doping control, the AIU said.

World 100m champion Christian Coleman to miss Tokyo Olympics 2020 after 2-year ban
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World 100m champion Christian Coleman to miss Tokyo Olympics 2020 after 2-year ban

The AIU charged Coleman for missed tests in January and December 2019, as well as for a "filing failure" last April.

Doping charges against Bahraini 400m world champion Salwa Eid Naser dismissed due to technicality
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Doping charges against Bahraini 400m world champion Salwa Eid Naser dismissed due to technicality

Naser stunned athletics in Doha last year when she powered to the third-fastest 400m time in history to win the world title.

Salwa Eid Naser was under investigation prior to winning 400-meters gold at World Athletics Championships, says AIU
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Salwa Eid Naser was under investigation prior to winning 400-meters gold at World Athletics Championships, says AIU

That means that Naser could be stripped of her gold medal if she's found guilty. She also faces missing next year's Olympics in Tokyo.

Indian sprinter Nirmala Sheoran banned for four years for doping, stripped of twin titles won at 2017 Asian Championships
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Indian sprinter Nirmala Sheoran banned for four years for doping, stripped of twin titles won at 2017 Asian Championships

The 24-year-old Nirmala Sheoran's ban was backdated to take effect on 29 June 2018 and her results from August 2016 to November 2018 were disqualified

World Athletics Championships 2019: After corruption allegations over hosting bids, empty seats cast new shadow on Doha event
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World Athletics Championships 2019: After corruption allegations over hosting bids, empty seats cast new shadow on Doha event

Qatar's conduct in bidding for the world athletics championships, first unsuccessfully for the 2017 edition, remains under criminal investigation in France

India's long-distance runner Sanjivani Yadav handed two-year suspension by IAAF for doping violation
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India's long-distance runner Sanjivani Yadav handed two-year suspension by IAAF for doping violation

The 23-year-old won the 10,000m bronze at the 2019 Asian Championships and 5000m bronze in the 2017 edition.

Govt's sharp focus on skill development is improving employability, but employment is still a far cry
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Govt's sharp focus on skill development is improving employability, but employment is still a far cry

Nearly 300 million youth are currently under employed or unemployed, and only two percent of the country’s total workforce has undergone skills training.

World University Games no-show: AIU hands three-year ban to archers and coach, wants money back
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World University Games no-show: AIU hands three-year ban to archers and coach, wants money back

One official said that the archers started late from the Games Village and they could not reach the competition venue, which was located at a far-off place, on time.