Kerley, Jefferson win at the US outdoor championships
EUGENE, Ore. — (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Fred Kerley flashed a peace sign at the crowd after winning the 100 meters at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships Friday night. All three earned spots on the U.S. team for the world outdoor championships in Eugene next month. Melissa Jefferson of Coastal Carolina, who finished eighth in the 100 at this year's NCAA outdoor championships, edged Aleia Hobbs for the national title in the women's event. He was widely expected to do well in Tokyo but failed to advance to the Olympic final. Twanisha Terry finished third to round out the world team.wftv.com
Christian Coleman banned, runs out of chances for Olympics
Men's 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman was banned for two years on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, for missing three doping control tests. Track and field's Athletics Integrity Unit said Coleman will be banned until May 2022, forcing him to miss the Tokyo Olympics next year. They tracked down receipts from a shopping trip that began, they said, no later than 7:13 p.m., and included stops at Chipotle (at 7:53 p.m.) and Wal-Mart (at 8:22) near Coleman's house. Even with the missed tests, Coleman saw the testers plenty in 2019. Four minutes after the call, according to the evidence, Coleman updated his whereabouts form to indicate he was, in fact, in Iowa.
Most athletes are true to word in dates with drug testers
World champion Coleman and Salwa Eid Naser could miss the Tokyo Games for what are known in the anti-doping world as whereabouts failures. Since early 2001, when the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's whereabouts system began, there have been 21 whereabouts sanctions out of 175,000 completed tests. Coleman's latest case brought a flurry of Monday morning quarterbacking from the track world, much of it on social media. Set a recurring daily alarm 15 minutes before your hour window. It shows theyre doing their job.The whereabouts system came under a uniform global protocol in 2009.
World 100-meter champ suspended for missing drug tests
Christian Coleman, the reigning world champion in the 100-meter dash, was suspended Wednesday by the Athletics Integrity Unit for missing drug tests. He is temporarily banned from competition until a final decision at a hearing conducted under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules or the Integrity Code of Conduct. Coleman said earlier on Twitter that drug testers were unable to find him Dec. 9 while he was at a nearby mall Christmas shopping. He said in his post hes been appealing the latest missed test for six months with the AIU, which runs the anti-doping program for World Athletics. I am willing to take a drug test EVERY single day for the rest of my career for all I care to prove my innocence.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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Passengers wait for their flight at the Beijing Capital Airport terminal 2 in Beijing on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The Chinese capital on Wednesday canceled more than 60% of commercial flights and raised the alert level amid a new coronavirus outbreak, state-run media reported. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. BEIJING SEES SPIKE IN VIRUS CASES Describing a new coronavirus outbreak as extremely grave, the Chinese capital cancels more than 60% of commercial flights and raises the alert level. CHINA, INDIA DEFUSE BORDER CRISIS Beijing says it has agreed with New Delhi to peacefully resolve their Himalayan border tensions following the most violent confrontations in decades.
Coleman wins 100m with this year's fastest time in world
(CNN) - U.S. sprinter Christian Coleman stormed to 100 meters gold at the World Athletics Championships in Doha Saturday, shrugging off the controversy that had threatened his participation in the global showpiece. Coleman was a hot favorite going into the final and did not disappoint with a blistering winning time of 9.76 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year and sixth best of all time. Coleman told CNN in an interview before the championships that he received a phone call from US Anti Doping Agency (USADA) CEO Travis Tygart offering an apology. Hassan triumphsMany who had been in the giant stadium departed after Sifan Hassan won the first gold medal of the track events as the Dutch athlete took the women's 10,000 meters title, her first global gold. Her winning time of two hours 32 minutes 43 seconds, over a quarter of an hour slower than the world record, reflected the conditions.
Athletes criticize 'loophole' after sprinter avoids ban
(CNN) - Athletes have criticized the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) decision to drop its charges against sprinter Christian Coleman following the advice of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). But his case was dropped on a technicality over dates, sparking some athletes to declare the decision "unreal" and "crazy." The 23-year-old is now free to compete at the World Athletics Championships which begin in Doha on Sept. 28. "Consistent application of the global anti-doping rules is essential in every case," said USADA CEO Travis Tygart. "So future athletes with whereabouts failures - 3 missed tests in a 12-month period, with WADAs approval, can be changed to a 14-month period.