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Sean Ingle

London, UK
Senior Sports Writer and Columnist — The Guardian

Senior sports writer and columnist at the Guardian. Formerly sports editor of and father of Football Weekly

Runner Robert Young’s cheating is exposed but a sponsor stands tall for once — It was a story that melted hearts and scrambled minds. Two years ago Robert Young was sat on his sofa watching Mo Farah in the London Marathon when his girlfriend bet him 20p that he could not run 26.2 miles. The next day he proved her wrong.

Tyson Fury tests positive for cocaine but unlikely to be banned — The world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who last week pulled out of his proposed rematch with Wladimir Klitschko citing mental health issues, has reportedly tested positive for cocaine. Fury, who holds the WBA and WBO world titles, was said to have been informed on Thursday night that his A sample from a random urine test on 22 September had tested positive for the substance benzoylecgonine, the central compound found in cocaine.

IOC reprimands British and Irish boxers for betting on Rio Olympics bouts — The International Olympic Committee has issued "severe reprimands" to Team GB boxer Anthony Fowler and Irish fighters Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly for betting on the boxing competition at Rio 2016, contrary to Olympic rules. As they were not betting on their own contests, the trio have escaped without bans but they have been told they must take part in "integrity education programmes".

World Rugby’s zero tolerance on head injuries is not just a pipe dream — Whenever a fresh study on the dangers of concussion in sport hits the headlines it reminds me of the ominous prophecy from Malcolm Gladwell: that playing American football will one day become akin to joining the army. "We will disclose the risks and dare people to play," he warned in 2013.

Wada fears for future as Olympic chiefs take aim over Russia’s ban at Rio 2016 — Fears are growing for the future of the World Anti-Doping Agency amid concerns that the International Olympic Committee wants to neuter, sideline or even replace it as punishment for calling for a blanket ban on Russian athletes at the Rio Olympics

Brownlee brotherly moment underlines why they are world’s best triathletes — It took barely hours for the image to become an instant sporting classic. One moment Jonny Brownlee is striding to victory in the final World Triathlon Series race of the season, about to become world champion for the second time; the next his legs buckle beneath him as if punched by an invisible haymaker.

Fancy Bears expected to leak names of another 48 British Olympians with TUEs — The British Olympic Association is bracing itself for Russian hackers to leak the names of another 48 Team GB athletes who competed in Rio having held a current - or previously held - therapeutic use exemption (TUE), allowing them to use medication on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list

What is a TUE? 11 key questions on the Fancy Bears Wada leaks — The Russian cyber-espionage group Fancy Bears hacked into the World Anti-Doping Agency's Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (Adams) database - where all athletes' laboratory results, anti-doping rule violations and therapeutic use exemption (TUE) authorisations are stored - and has since published the TUEs of 29 athletes, including Serena Williams, Simone Biles, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome.

Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins targeted in Wada hacking scandal — Five British athletes, include Tour de France winning cyclists Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins, are among the latest batch of names alleged to have taken banned substances for which they had received a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) by a group of Russian hackers

Wada hacking scandal: debate turns to the use of powerful legal drugs — First came the accusations, then the rebuttals. Now it is the questions and insinuations. On Tuesday the hacking group Fancy Bears posted confidential medical records of Serena and Venus Williams and the gymnast Simone Biles, including the banned substances for which they had a therapeutic use exemption (TUE).
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Oct 23, 2016

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Oct 22, 2016

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