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Monday, 11 January 2016 - 16:57
Athletics doping crisis: UK Athletics wants to reset world records
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UK Athletics has suggested world records should be reset to help achieve a "new era" of clean competition.

The sport's governing body has made several proposals, including a public anti-doping register of tested athletes and longer bans for drug cheats.

UKA chairman Ed Warner said it was time for "radical reform", adding: "The integrity of athletics was challenged as never before in 2015."

World athletics has been hit by several doping and cover-up allegations.

Russia has been barred from international competition for alleged "state-sponsored doping".

Lamine Diack, the former boss of world governing body the IAAF, is under criminal investigation over allegations he took payments for deferring sanctions against Russian drugs cheats. He denies wrongdoing.

And three IAAF figures - including Diack's son, Papa Massata Diack - have been given lifetime bans after a report claimed they "conspired" to blackmail a Russian athlete in order to cover up her doping violations.

New IAAF president Lord Coe has also pledged to double the anti-doping budget, establish a separate integrity unit for athletics before Rio 2016, and double the international testing pool of athletes to 1,000, reportedly.

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