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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 22, 2008 file photo, Jamaica's gold medal winning relay team, Usain Bolt, 2nd right, Michael Frater, right, Asafa Powell, left, and Nesta Carter celebrate after the men's 4x100-meter relay final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic gold medals, Wednesday Jan. 25, 2017, in a doping case involving teammate Nesta Carter. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
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  • FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 22, 2008 file photo, Jamaica's gold medal winning relay team, Usain Bolt, 2nd right, Michael Frater, right, Asafa Powell, left, and Nesta Carter celebrate after the men's 4x100-meter relay final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic gold medals, Wednesday Jan. 25, 2017, in a doping case involving teammate Nesta Carter. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

    AP Analysis: Bolt can’t outrun Jamaica’s doping problem

    It was bound to happen. Even the least-cynical track fan could peer through the smoke screen that enveloped Jamaica’s anti-doping program and recognize things weren’t right. Eventually, that was bound to ensnare Usain Bolt, the spirit-lifting superstar whose reach goes well beyond his own island but who is still losing one of his nine Olympic […]
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  • Paris Saint Germain's head coach Unai Emery, right, shakes hands with FIFA President Gianni Infantino, after he received the Special Award trophy, during the Dubai Football Gala & Globe Soccer Awards Ceremony in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Infantino: ‘Necessary actions & sanctions’ on Russian doping

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russia will face any “necessary actions and sanctions” after investigators alleged that soccer players had suspicious drug-test samples covered up as part of a wider doping scandal in the 2018 World Cup host nation, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday. Five suspicious samples in the Russian men’s under-17 and […]