US backs ‘exposure of effort to take over sport by unlawful means’

Russia remained defiant in the face of the Wada report, with Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko threatening to cut all government funding for anti-doping work because of the attack on his country’s record in the fight against drugs and another official claiming the report was a “political hit job”. 

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Porter clatters final hurdle to lose out on silver

The strains of "God Save the Queen" rang round Daegu Stadium yesterday. Sadly, it was not played in recognition of a second British gold at the World Championships; it was for the delayed presentation of the reward Dai Greene earned in the 400 metres hurdles on Thursday.