Report: IAAF ‘suppressed’ survey showing widespread athletics doping

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The governing body of world athletics has been accused of suppressing a study that showed one third of top athletes had doped.

According to the Sunday Times, the publication of a 2011 survey led by researchers from Germany’s University of Tubingen on athletics doping was blocked from publication by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and its authors banned from speaking about it.

After confidentially interviewing athletes at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, researchers found that up to one third of the 1,800 championship competitors had violated anti-doping rules in the previous year, the university told the newspaper. Read more…

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Facebook, Tinder, Instagram suffer widespread issues

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UPDATED: Tuesday, Jan. 27 / 2:14 a.m. EST — Facebook, Tinder and Twitter appear to be back to normal after a 40 minute outage and mass freak out.
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Hold your duck faces, sexy messages and food photos. The world is in the middle of an extreme outage.

Facebook, Tinder and Instagram users worldwide are experiencing issues on Tuesday.

Mobile apps and website versions of the sites have gone down for some users, while others have been experiencing intermittent issues since 12:10 a.m. EST, according to downdetector.com, which monitors disruptions to Facebook’s services

It is unclear at this time the reason for the issue. Facebook, which also owns Instagram, said in a statement emailed to Mashable: “We’re aware that many people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.” Read more…

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