Russia Could Gain Three Gold Medals After All Four Kazakh Weightlifting Champions Fail London...

All four Kazakhstan weightlifting gold medal winners at London 2012 have failed doping tests following re-analysis of samples, it has been announced today.  Adverse...

Disgraced London and Chicago Marathon Champion has Drugs Ban Lifted Early and is Free...

Russia's Liliya Shobukhova, officially stripped of her three Chicago and two London Marathon titles earlier this month, is free to compete again after the World...

Kids, Nights, and Weight

Children who don’t get a good night’s sleep might wind up with an overweight body. Researchers saw it in around 1,900 children ranging in ages from birth to 13 years old. The researchers looked at sleep patterns and weight in 1997 and 2002. According to UCLA researcher Frederick Zimmerman, “It was roughly 10 hours of sleep a night. Kids who didn’t get enough sleep by that standard had roughly 80 percent more probability of being obese subsequently.” The researchers say naps during the day don’t offset the effect. They think a lack of nighttime sleep throws off key hormones that affect weight and metabolism. The study in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Turkish London 2012 1500m Winner Stripped of Gold Medal

London 2012 Olympic 1500 metres champion Asli Cakir Alptekin of Turkey has been stripped of her gold medal and handed an eight-year doping ban, it...

Davies and Wife Among Three IAAF Officials Suspended Over Alleged Breaches of Code of...

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) chief of staff Nick Davies is one of three officials to be provisionally suspended from the organisation pending...

David Miller Suggests Only Four Candidates for one Tokyo Addition

The fiction, or should I say fantasy, that there are 26 sports deservedly ready, willing and able to bid for a single addition to the...

IOC Executive Board Member Charged by Brazilian Police in Irish Ticketing Scandal

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board member Patrick Hickey has been formally charged by Brazilian police today following his arrest in connection with the...

Door Opened for “Game-changer” Stepanova to Compete Independently at Rio 2016

Doping cheat turned whistle-blower Yuliya Stepanova could compete as an independent athlete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games following a decision of the International...

The Lady of Reason

Over the past 50-60 years, the law has played an increasingly pivotal role in sports and recreation. I think we realize this, at an...

Exclusive: Gender-Equal Bodyweight Categories Proposed in Principle by International Weightlifting Federation

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has agreed in principle to introduce an additional bodyweight category for women, equalling the eight already existing for men. Since...

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