CAS overturns IOC ban, allowing LaShawn Merritt to defend 400m title

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne Thursday 6 October announced a decision that could have far-reaching implications for the sports world, saying it has overturned an IOC (International Olympic Committee) ban on athletes found guilty of doping. The immediate result of the decision, which follows an appeal against a […]

Usain Bolt cuts back to 100m for Lausanne race


Lausanne, Switzerland ( – Usain Bolt will run the 100 metre race Thursday 8 July at Athletissima, rather than the 200m, the event organizer has announced. Bolt, three-time holder of the world record and Olympic champion in the 200, is still recovering from an inflammation of his left Achilles tendon. The 100m takes place at […]