American Breanna Stikkelman takes silver


Photo: Ukraine's Ivan Sivak won the men's single class 2 gold medal at the Malle 2017 World Para Dance Sport Championships. Germany' Erik Machens took silver, and Mexico's Jesus Fernandez bronze


The IWF has already banned nine nations from the World Championships and beyond for having three or more of those retest positives. Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova and Turkey are banned for a year.


Evidence provided by former Moscow Laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov alleged up to 15 home medal winners at Sochi 2014 benefited from the illegal tampering of urine samples  



Photo: Russian triple jumper Anna Pyatykh was given a four-year doping ban by the CAS


After a varied career in a number of fields – including a stint as an editor of this publication – Alfonsine Williams is enjoying well-deserved success in his real first love - American football. 

“By moving the Championships to allow the seven countries at the heart of weightlifting’s well-documented doping problem the chance to compete, there is no deterrent.”


Photo: The IWF Executive Board 


Meet the Lebanese teenager who’s beating the boys at calisthenics. Seventeen-year-old Eva-Marie Mahfouz is one of the only women in Lebanon taking part in the sport, described as street gymnastics.


Photo: Russia must tackle the issues in the McLaren Report to restore confidence, new RUSADA director Yury Ganus has warned


World Games organisers praise Wrocław ticket sales with 70 per cent sold

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