Liam Mccaffrey

Liam Mccaffrey

Two suspended from World Championships after failed drug tests


27/08/2015 by Liam Mccaffrey

  View image | gettyimages.com Two runners have been suspended from participating in the World Championships in Beijing, following doping concerns. The two Kenyan runners were today named as Joyce Zakary and Koki Manunga  received provisional bans by the IAAF following “targeted” … Read more


Justin Gatlin to boycott British media over ‘biased’ comments


27/08/2015 by Liam Mccaffrey

Justin Gatlin has criticised the BBC among other national media outlets over their coverage of his recent participation in the World Championships at Beijing.  The 33-year-old suffered a marginal loss to Usain Bolt on Sunday in the 100m, with Gatlin clocking in at a 9.80 and Bolt weighing in on … Read more


28 athletes suspended for doping breaches by IAAF after retesting


12/08/2015 by Liam Mccaffrey

  View image | gettyimages.com The IAAF have suspended 28 athletes provisionally following “retesting” of blood results. The yet unnamed athletes are said to be mostly retired. While it has been confirmed that no British athletes are among the 28 “provisionally” suspended, the suspensions may r … Read more


WADA confirm ‘urgent’ investigation into doping scandal


07/08/2015 by Liam Mccaffrey

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said that they will set about “urgently” investigating the recent doping claims that were made by the Sunday Times. The allegations claimed that widespread doping had taken place when a series of suspect blood results were leaked. A third of Olympic and World … Read more


Robbed’ Jessica Ennis-Hill implores IAAF, WADA to take action following doping claims


03/08/2015 by Liam Mccaffrey

Jessica Ennis-Hill has commented on the recent IAAF doping allegations, describing them as “[damaging] for the sport as a whole”. Among other claims, the report alleged that the Sheffield-born athlete lost out in competition to athletes who were under suspicion for doping. Though … Read more


Damning report on IAAF suggests extensive cheating


02/08/2015 by Liam Mccaffrey

A report by the Sunday Times has revealed over 5,000 “abnormal” drug test results by athletes over a period of ten years. The leaked International Association of Athletics (IAAF) documents give access to 12,359 blood test results, over 40% have been described as “highly suggestive of doping or at th … Read more


Sheffield Hallam University announces ‘gold-standard’ facilities


24/07/2015 by Liam Mccaffrey

Sheffield Hallam University have installed ‘gold-standard’ technology at its City Athletics Stadium on Woodburn Road. The University has invested some £125,000 of Higher Education Innovation Funding and garnered an investment of £25,000 from the Sheffield City Council to support its new … Read more


Justin Gatlin: Don’t call me two-times drug cheat


27/06/2015 by Liam Mccaffrey

Justin Gatlin has rejected the notion that he has cheated in his career twice as he continues to to deny foul play in the face of two previous positive drug tests and resultant bans. The controversial sprinter responded yesterday to the allegations, ahead of the US world championship trials, maintai … Read more


Mo Farah makes stand of solidarity with Salazar: ‘I have to believe in Alberto’


26/06/2015 by Liam Mccaffrey

Mo Farah has made a declaration of solidarity with Alberto Salazar following the doping accusations that emerged this month. The Olympic gold medalist took to Facebook today to declare his public allegiance to Salazar in the wake of the recent claims, he said:  “Following all the speculation I … Read more


Powell dominates as Usain Bolt makes untimely withdrawal from Jamaican Championships


26/06/2015 by Liam Mccaffrey

Usain Bolt has withdrawn himself last minute from the Jamaican national trials that he was expected to participate in last night.  The 28-year-old sprinter was on the startling list to compete in the 100m at the Jamaican National Senior Championships this Thursday but announced that he would no … Read more