Kipyegon Bett latest Kenyan athlete to test positive for EPO

Kipyegon Bett, Kenya’s world 800 metres bronze medallist, has tested positive for banned blood booster Erythropoeitin (EPO), Athletics Kenya (AK) officials said on Friday. AK executive committee member, Barnabas Korir, said the body received notification from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Thursday that the 20-year-old had submitted a positive sample. The AIU handles integrity

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Africa warming to winter sports

Togo’s trailblazing cross-country skier Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean is glad she is no longer the “new kid on the block” at the Winter Olympics and says the record number of African countries competing in Pyeongchang proves the continent is warming to sports on snow and ice. Togo was one of only three African nations to compete in

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CANADIAN CASSIE SHARPE TAKES GOLD

Cassie Sharpe dominated her rivals with the two best runs of the final as the 25-year-old Canadian soared to Olympic gold in the women’s ski halfpipe on Tuesday. Sharpe’s second run score of 95.80 was more than enough to defeat France’s Marie Martinod and American Brita Sigourney of the United States, who completed the podium

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