Sports World: IAAF suspends 28 from 2005, 2007 worlds

IAAF suspends 28 from 2005, 2007 worlds

PARIS • World athletics body, the IAAF has provisionally suspended 28 athletes for suspected doping offences at the 2005 and 2007 world championships in Helsinki and Osaka.

Most of the athletes concerned have since retired, and none are competing at this month's world championships in Beijing.

Some 32 rogue results from the two events were uncovered after re-examination of urine samples at a Swiss laboratory.


Harting skips Beijing but will aim for Rio

BERLIN • World and Olympic discus champion Robert Harting will not defend his title at this month's World Championships as he does not want to risk his participation at next year's Rio Olympics after struggling to recover from a ligament injury.

Harting, who has won three consecutive world titles, said competing in Beijing would have been too risky as he is still not 100 per cent fit.


Rousey sure of beating Floyd without rules

LONDON • Mixed martial arts exponent Ronda Rousey has escalated her public war of words with boxer Floyd Mayweather by saying she would beat him in a "no-rules" fight.

"Floyd is one of the best boxers of all time," Rousey, the undefeated UFC female bantamweight champion, said. "He would definitely beat me in a boxing match.

"I unfortunately don't get into 'matches'. I fight for a living. In a no-rules fight, I believe I can beat anyone on this planet."


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World: IAAF suspends 28 from 2005, 2007 worlds'. Subscribe