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Coates plays the trump card

John Coates is up for re-election at the AOC.

Coates clash with John Wylie is not news. What is extraordinary is Coates' account of it, self-reporting his aggressive posturing, his snarls and a foul-mouthed flourish.

Olympic champion fails drugs test

Making history: Jemima Jelagat Sumgong of Kenya crosses the finish line at the Rio 2016 women's marathon.

Jemima Sumgong, who last year became the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic gold in the marathon, has tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO in an out- of-competition test carried out by the IAAF, the sport's governing body said on Thursday (Friday AEST).