Fifa has signed the new World Anti-Doping code after agreeing a revised set of rules with the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).
Track and field’s credibility faces another high-profile challenge today when Olympic 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin begins the latest stage of his challenge against a four-year ban for failing a drugs test.
Two years ago UK Athletics gave their blessing for Harry Aikines-Aryeetey to travel to North Carolina in his school holidays to be coached by Trevor Graham, the man who had guided Marion Jones and Justin Gatlin to Olympic gold medals. He was 17 and already the world youth champion over 100 and 200 metres.
Britain were cheated out of the men’s 4x400 metres relay gold medal at the 1997 World championships, to evidence given yesterday by American athlete Antonio Pettigrew at the perjury trial of his former coach, Trevor Graham
Sport Resolutions UK explained today that it will not be publishing the details of an arbitration decision reached this week. The arbitration concerns a long running dispute between the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and the players who represented it at the FIFA 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany.
An independent review of possible match fixing in professional tennis has recommended that 45 matches played in the last five years be investigated because betting patterns gave a strong indication that gamblers were profiting from inside information.
The track coach Trevor Graham sent a dozen athletes to the Olympics in 2000, when Sprint Capitol USA, his private training camp in Raleigh, N.C., dominated the sport. The most famous, Marion Jones, won five medals. In the following years, two of Graham's most explosive athletes, Tim Montgomery and Justin Gatlin, set world records in the 100 meters.
Two Bridgend players have tested positive for the banned stimulant ephedrine and been banned from rugby for two years.
Dwain Chambers has announced his intention to secure a place in the British team for the Beijing Olympics.
Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius has won an appeal to compete for a place in the Beijing Olympics.