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Lord Coe to answer questions over lack of action on blood doping allegations

Lord Sebastian Coe will answer questions over allegations that the International Association of Athletics Federations failed to follow up test results from some prominent athletes which raised suspicions of blood doping.

Lord Coe was appointed as President of the IAAF earlier this year Credit: Press Association

The Culture, Media and Support Committee are undertaking an enquiry after in August this year the Sunday Times published a series of articles commenting on a leaked database of test results taken from athletes between 2001 and 2012, which its experts argued showed abnormal results for a number of endurance runners - something which the IAAF denies.

Sheffield born Lord Coe was appointed Vice-Chairman of the IAAF in 2007 and was elected President of the Federation earlier this year.


Lord Sebastian Coe elected president of IAAF

Lord Sebastian Coe, who grew up in Sheffield, has been elected as the new president of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

The 58-year-old, who went to Tapton Modern Secondary School and ran for Hallamshire Harriers, won gold medals in the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games. He won a majority vote to succeed Lamine Diack and become only the sixth president in the governing body's 103 year history.

Comeback feels 'amazing' with 'son watching', says Jess

Jessica Ennis-Hill will continue her comeback this weekend after having her son Reggie.

Sheffield's golden girl will compete in the long jump and javelin in Loughborough as her return to competitive action gathers pace.

Jess was in Manchester on Saturday for the City Games, competing in the 100m hurdles, in which she came third.


Ennis-Hill committed to return to athletics

Sheffield's Olympic gold medallist, Jessica Ennis-Hill, says she is 100% committed to returning to athletics, following the birth of her baby.

The heptathlete was at Hampden Park in Glasgow today, which has been converted to host part of the Commonwealth games this year.

27 year-old Jess, who is an ambassador to the Games, won't compete as she is due to give birth this summer - but says she is but is determined to represent Team GB in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Five picked for World Athletics Championships

Jess Ennis-Hill: hoping to regain World title. Credit: PA

Five of the region's athletes have been picked in the Great Britain squad for the World Championships in Moscow next month. Olympic Gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill from Sheffield will be hoping her recent ankle injury recovers in time for her to regain the World Heptathlon title.

Annabelle Lewis: Picked for sprint relay Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Laura Weightman - a student at Leeds Met University - will run the 1500m, Susan Partridge, a member of Leeds AC, will compete in the marathon, and Hull sprinter Annabelle Lewis is in the 100 metre relay squad. James Wilkinson from Leeds will take on the 3000 metres Steeplechase.

James Wilkinson (right): Selected for the 3000m Steeplechase Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images
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