May 12, 2020

IAAF says it spends more than UCI in anti-doping fight

first_imgMONACO (AP):The International Association of Athletics Federations says it spends more money than cycling’s governing body, Union Cycliste International (UCI) in the fight against doping.A day after two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome recommended that athletics invest more to fight doping, the IAAF said it spent more than $2 million on its 2014 anti-doping programme while cycling’s governing body “spent approximately 1.1 million” Swiss francs (US$1.1 million) in 2013.Citing World Anti-Doping Agency figures, the IAAF said it performed more than 25,000 tests in 2014, compared to cycling’s 23,000.Earlier this month, two anti-doping scientists who reviewed data obtained by media outlets suggested blood doping was widespread in track and field. They compared the IAAF’s current doping problems with those faced by professional cycling 20 years ago when the use of the blood-booster EPO was common practise.last_img read more

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Covina revs up for blues, racecars

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week A lineup that includes 60 race cars and drivers, about 150 classic cars, a motorcycle showcase, and Top Fuel Motorcycles are part of the automotive-related displays. A $6,500 high-performance engine will be raffled, and on four occasions during the day, the powerful dragster engines will roar to life, shaking the city streets and the people on them. “People will actually get to see and hear and feel what it’s like for the cars and the bikes to fire up,” said Freeman. On the music side of things, five outdoor and five indoor stages will be host to Jumpin’ Jack Benny, Little Chris and the Nightcrawlers, The Answer, The Federales and Toni Dodd & Southbound Blues. For the first time, a health and fitness fair sponsored by the city of Covina will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on College Street. Bluesapalooza coordinator Stacy Marteeny-Haus said that civic and community organizations have put a lot into the shows. COVINA — Live bands, racecars, food, games and crafts will cater to an expected crowd of 30,000 flocking to the streets of Covina on Saturday during the city’s annual Thunderfest/Bluesapalooza. The combined automotive and blues music festivals will occupy the downtown Covina areas from 1 to 9 p.m. on and around Citrus Avenue between San Bernardino Road and Badillo Avenue. Terri Freeman, Thunderfest coordinator, has working on the event for about nine months. “Everything we do is free to the public and we rely heavily on sponsors to step up to the plate,” Freeman said. “It’s just been an awesome year.” “We want to run an event that people talk about all over the Valley,” Marteeny-Haus said. “The whole point to it is to strengthen the whole sense of community that we have here in Covina.” @ tagline columnist:Lafayette C. Hight Jr. can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2764, or by e-mail at local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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