Liam Mccaffrey

Liam Mccaffrey

Two suspended from World Championships after failed drug tests

27/08/2015 by Liam Mccaffrey

  View image | 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 | 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