Athletics 20.1.2017 05:40 pm

Russian doping scandal: Sex distorts results, says bigwig

Vitaly Mutko, Russia’s deputy prime minister and former sports minister, makes an eye-catching argument in defending doping.

Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, a key figure in the country's doping scandal, has said athletes' sexual relations can cause distortions in test results.

Russian doping scandal: Sex distorts results, says bigwig
Russian doping scandal: Sex distorts results, says bigwig

Russian doping scandal: Sex distorts results, says bigwig

Vitaly Mutko, Russia’s deputy prime minister and former sports minister, makes an eye-catching argument in defending doping.

Spectators get their popular Comrades spot back
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Spectators get their popular Comrades spot back

The marathon’s organisers confirm there won’t be any detours around Pinetown again as was the case in 2016.
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What do Wayne van Niekerk and Leicester City have in common?

The connection is definitely not as weird as it seems at first.
Former IAAF treasurer Jean Poczobut dies
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Former IAAF treasurer Jean Poczobut dies

‘Jean Poczobut dedicated his life to athletics.’
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Irvette van Zyl trumps LJ in battle of the spouses

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SA athletes rewrote the record books during a spectacular 2016
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SA athletes rewrote the record books during a spectacular 2016

Wayde van Niekerk led the charge, setting a new world record in the 400m sprint.
Rio star sets her sights on international medals
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Rio star sets her sights on international medals

Conley first made an impact at international level at the age of 16, reaching the 100m and 200m finals at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Ostrava.
Van Niekerk pays tribute to IAAF award winner Bolt
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Van Niekerk pays tribute to IAAF award winner Bolt

He said that it was bittersweet knowing that such a great legend was retiring.
Wayde loses out to Bolt at IAAF Awards
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Wayde loses out to Bolt at IAAF Awards

Usain Bolt was crowned Male Athlete of the Year in Monaco on Friday.
IAAF vows to ‘clean’ up athletics
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IAAF vows to ‘clean’ up athletics

World governing body pledges to remove the stain of corruption that has dogged the sport as Wayde van Niekerk vies to become Athlete of the Year.
Sascoc to target three focal points: Sam
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Sascoc to target three focal points: Sam

The board would attend a two-day workshop in order to implement a new strategy for the organisation going forward.
Mthembu takes silver at 100km world champs
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Mthembu takes silver at 100km world champs

He crossed the finish line in 6:24:05 to chop 62 seconds off the 27-year-old SA mark held by nine-time Comrades champion Bruce Fordyce.

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