Johnson tweeted, "After a close call last year for 3 whereabout failures or missed tests, for Coleman to allow this to happen again will lead people to believe either you’re doping or you don’t take seriously the anti-doping efforts of the sport. What reason do we have to believe otherwise?"
The Russian Athletics Federation was fined $10 million over the Danil Lysenko scandal, half of which is due July 1. World Athletics has said it will not grant a deferral of the payment of the fine.
His lawyer asked judges to, "Resist the temptation to make this case an exemplary case, and Lamine Diack a scapegoat to purify the IAAF."
Hurdler Eilidh Doyle said that even when she was in the hospital for three days having her baby, her "first thought" was "I better update my whereabouts."
Martyn Rooney: “It’s embarrassing for the sport to see that our stars, our world champions, are missing drugs tests and being allowed to do so. If you miss three tests it should be that’s it, done. You go into a suspension and the investigation carries on - rather than you’re allowed to compete and we’ll think about backdating stuff or re-awarding medals later.”
There are no immediate plans for a public unveiling. The whole reconstruction project is estimated to have cost more than $200 million.
If you're running solo and away from people, obviously you don't need to. If you're running in a more crowded area, maybe it could help.
The writer absolutely rips into these athletes. On Coleman he says, "Such repeat transgressions are never mere quirks of fate. They are explained only by rank stupidity or a cynical contempt for the system. Coleman is, at the very least, a diagram of hubris and self-pity."
He says he used to tell athletes it was "up to them" whether they wanted to get involved in movements, but with this one he says "you are complicit if you’re silent."
Race director Hugh Brasher said he "hopes that the world will have found a way through coronavirus" by October. There will be another update on the event on July 28.
One WADA lawyer said, “It’s like one of those American films, where the old Mafiosi sit at the back of a restaurant eating spaghetti, making or breaking lives. Mr. Diack acted like an omnipotent patriarch.”