ZURICH: The governing body of global athletics (IAAF) said on Monday it had suffered a cyber attack which it believes has compromised information about athletes' medical records. An IAAF statement said the hacking group known as Fancy Bear was believed to be behind the attack in February and that it targeted information concerning applications by athletics for Therapeutic Use Exemptions. The IAAF said it had contacted athletes who had applied for TUEs since 2012 and its president, Sebastian Coe, apologized. “Our first…
MONACO: Russia's athletics ban will run into 2017 and may include the August world championships after a Task Force monitoring the nation's anti-doping programme refused on Thursday to put any dates on a "road map" for a return. Rune Andersen, the Norwegian heading the independent Task Force, reported to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council that there had been areas of progress but many issues still needed clarifying in the new year. IAAF president Sebastian Coe said the Council felt…
LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee ordered individual sports federations to decide whether Russian competitors should take part in the Rio Games after failing to agree on a complete ban over Russia's state-run doping.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland: The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday dismissed a Russian appeal against a ban imposed by athletics governing body the IAAF over state-run doping, barring the country's track and field team from the Rio Games.