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Helsinki 2005 re-tests reveal six adverse findings

Helsinki Olympic Stadium during 2005 World Championships in Athletics, August 2005/ Photo: Wikimedia User: Tomisti

The IAAF re-testing of a selection of doping samples collected at the 2005 IAAF World Championships, Helsinki, Finland, from a wide range of disciplines and nations, have revealed a further six adverse findings.

LIVE UPDATES: The Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the Police Station / Photo: SAPA

Follow us for comprehensive updates and stories from the murder trial of South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius - Live from Pretoria.

WADA President calls for greater vigilance on Doping


WADA President John Fahey delivered his annual address to the world’s media in London on Tuesday and called on governments and international sports federations to step up their efforts in the fight against doping in sport.

Paris pharmaceutical conference addresses doping in sport

WADA Anti-Doping conferences

Representatives from the pharmaceutical industry and anti-doping community gathered at a ground-breaking conference in Paris on Monday to explore ways to enhance the fight against doping in sport and restrict the misuse of licensed and unlicensed medicines.

Mavis Hutchison of Fish Hoek, South Africa’s Galloping Granny

Mavis Hutshison at home in Fish Hoek & Competing in Spain in 2005 / Photo Credits: Viv von der Heyden / Mavis Hutchison

Mavis Hutchison, fondly known as South Africa’s Galloping Granny and resident of Fish Hoek is, at 86, still competing in major athletics events. At the recent South African Masters Championships held in Pretoria, Mavis took part in the 100 and 200m sprints and the javelin and shotput field events, winning gold in each event.

INTERVIEW: Gloria Asumnu on London 2012, World Indoor debut & Team Nigeria

Gloria Asumnu at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Nigeria's Track Diva, Gloria Asumnu, a medal prospect at the London 2012, bares her mind on her preparation for the Olympics, the switch to Team Nigeria and her experience at last month's World Athletics Championship in Istanbul, Turkey in this exclusive interview with Athletics Africa's Oke Oluku.

Oscar’s hectic 2012

Oscar Pistorius at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium/ Photo: LOCOG

South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius says he is both nervous and excited ahead of the Olympic season.

WADA releases ‘Say NO! To Doping’ video

Say NO! To Doping - WADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released a ‘Say NO! To Doping’ video clip as the latest element in an awareness campaign that is fast gaining worldwide support.

WADA approves 2012 Prohibited List and new scientific research funding

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has approved the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods for 2012 at its Executive Committee Meeting hosted by the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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