• Russian athletics chief leaves IAAF role

    December 10, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) - The head of the Russian athletics federation said Wednesday that he has stepped down from his role as IAAF treasurer while accusations of systematic doping by Russian athletes are investigated.Valentin Balakhnichev said he and his federation had been subjected to ''brutal persecution'' following allegations in a German TV documentary that doping in Russia was commonplace and test results were routinely falsified.

  • WADA to investigate Russian doping allegations

    December 10, 2014

    MONTREAL (AP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency says it will conduct its own probe of allegations of systematic doping in Russia.WADA announced the inquiry Wednesday after ''careful review of a series of documentary programs over the past week'' by Germany's ARD network.