Connor Craig-Jackson

Connor Craig-Jackson

Bailey-Cole claims to have caught Zika virus

26/06/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images   Commonwealth 100m gold medallist Kemar Bailey-Cole has revealed that he is suffering from the Zika virus. Despite being unaware of how he contracted the virus, the Jamaican described that it was first discovered by his girlfriend. “I didn’t know I had it (Zika) until I … Read more

Greg Rutherford will miss British Championships in order to focus on Olympic title defence

23/06/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

British long jumper Greg Rutherford has announced his withdrawal from this weekend’s British Championships in Birmingham, in order to focus on preparation for the defence of his Olympic title later this season. The 29 year-old, whose coach Dan Pfaff is based in Arizona, has decided to return to his … Read more

Firova says athletes should be able to take banned substances

12/06/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images Russian athlete Tatyana Firova has suggested that athletes should be able to take banned substances as they would not be able to “achieve high results” without them. The 33-year-old sprinter has competed in the last three Olympics for Russia’s 4x400m relay team, winning a sil … Read more

Mitchell-Blake close to breaking British 200m record

17/05/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images   British sprinter Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake recorded a 19.95 second 200m at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championships in Alabama on Saturday to leave himself one-hundredth of a second off the British record. The current record of 19.94 seconds was set in 1993 … Read more

Kenyan parliament passes new anti-doping law

20/04/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images   A new anti-doping law has been passed in Kenya as they try to boost their hopes of being allowed to compete in this year’s Rio Olympics. The new law will create a national anti-doping agency, which enables lawmakers to place fines and a one year prison sentence on … Read more

Efficient to the core

12/04/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Running is far from simple. Factors such as posture, heart rate and behind the scenes work such as diet and stretches are at the forefront of a runner’s lifestyle, making it more than just one foot in front of the other. In this complex world, the slightest of false moves can force a runner out for … Read more

Kenya given deadline to improve doping programme

08/04/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have given Kenya until 2 May to prove that they are tackling doping in sport. Kenya have already missed two previous deadlines on 11 February and 5 April, meaning that they are now at serious risk of being banned from this year’s Rio Olympics should they mis … Read more

Tatyana Lysenko banned for doping

06/04/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images   Russian hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko has been suspended after testing positive for banned substances. The 32-year-old is the current Olympic and double world champion in the event, now going under the surname Beloborodova, however she has become the latest Russian at … Read more

UK Anti-Doping chief executive opposes the criminalisation of drugs use

30/10/2015 by Connor Craig-Jackson

  View image | Nicole Sapstead has released a statement expressing her opposition to making doping a criminal offence in the UK. Sapstead is the chief executive of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and has described the criminalisation of doping as “not something that UKAD wants to see at t … Read more

Doping may soon become a criminal offence

28/10/2015 by Connor Craig-Jackson

British Minister for sport Tracey Crouch has stated that the government is currently exploring the possibility of making drugs use a criminal offence. The idea was first proposed by former sports minister and British Olympic Association chairman Lord Moynihan. “Intentional doping in sport remai … Read more