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99% of Russian Athletes Are Doping: Report

Whistleblowers speak in German documentary, IAAF investigating

(Newser) - As if bribery allegations weren't enough, Russia has found itself in the center of a corruption and systematic doping scandal via a German documentary that claims up to 99% of Russian Olympic athletes are doping, the Guardian reports. Liliya Shobukhova, winner of the Chicago Marathon from 2009 to 2011,... More »

Caster Semenya Wins in Return to Track

South African teen missed 11 months while undergoing gender testing

(Newser) - Caster Semenya won the 800m at a minor meet tonight in Finland, her first competition since the IAAF cleared the South African teen to compete as a woman . Looking happy and relaxed, she comfortably dealt with a larger-than-usual crowd and massive media contingent, the Guardian reports . "I felt more... More »

Semenya Cleared for Women's Races

She has been undergoing 'treatment'

(Newser) - The International Association of Athletics Federations has cleared South African runner Caster Semenya to compete in female races following an investigation into her gender, reports the Telegraph . Semenya, 19, hasn't competed since her runaway 800 meter win in the World Championships nearly a year ago while sports authorities made their... More »

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