Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 25th 2015 Contents NEW YORK---Items reflecting the public
and private life of Arthur Ashe are going
on the auction block.
They include speech notes on AIDS
awareness and the jacket he wore at an
anti-apartheid protest---among the causes
the tennis great and humanitarian cham-
pioned during his lifetime.
The 16 manuscripts and personal objects
are being offered as one lot on December
8 at Christie s books and manuscript sale
in New York.
It s expected to sell for US$80,000 to
Ashe was the first African-American to
win Wimbledon and the US and Australian
Opens. The Richmond, Virginia, native died
in 1993 from AIDS-related pneumonia
attributed to a blood transfusion following
a heart operation.
Christie s says the items are being sold
by a private collector. They include Ashe s
notes for a November 19, 1992, speech
before the National Leadership Coalition
on AIDS. It says in part: "We must be cre-
ative, even dogmatic, in the face of serious
but unexagerated medical evidence of a
potential disaster . Let me tell you what
my objectives are---to save lives."
Other highlights include a five-page
speech outline on African-American ath-
letes and his views on school athletic pro-
His 1984 Davis Cup uniform also is
Ashe founded the Arthur Ashe Founda-
tion for the Defeat of AIDS and authored
"A Hard Road to Glory," a three-volume
history of African-American athletes. (AP)
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CAS to judge
bans for six
LAUSANNE---The Russian anti-doping system
will go on trial at the Court of Arbitration for Sport
next week with two Olympic medals at stake.
CAS will hear appeals from the IAAF on December
2-3 against six Russian athletes, the country s track
and field federation and the national anti-doping
agency, the court said yesterday.
The IAAF is challenging selective timing of bans
imposed by RUSADA in January after blood doping
The cases could mean disqualification for two
Olympic medalists from the 2012 London Games,
men s 50-kilometre race walk champion Sergei
Kirdyapkin and women s 20-kilometre walk silver
medalist Olga Kaniskina.
RUSADA banned Kirdyapkin and Kaniskina for
three years and two months but applied the suspen-
sions from late 2012. That excluded the London
Olympics from the sanction.
The case at CAS also involves race walkers Sergei
Bakulin, Valery Borchin and Vladimir Kanaykin, plus
Olympic steeplechase champion Yulia Zaripova.
The IAAF filed its appeals with CAS in March,
when a World Anti-Doping Agency inquiry team was
investigating allegations of systematic doping.
The first inquiry report was published this month
and detailed a conspiracy to cover up doping that
implicated three state-funded sports bodies---the
national track and field federation, RUSADA and the
testing laboratory in Moscow.
The track body has been suspended by the IAAF,
and the anti-doping agency and lab lost their WADA
RUSADA s sanctioning policy will be examined by
a CAS panel of judges.
Bakulin also was banned for three years and two
months but kept his 2011 world title in the 50-kilo-
metre walk. Borchin, an Olympic gold medalist at
20K in 2008, was banned for eight years from October
2012 for a second doping offense, while Kanaykin
was banned for life for a repeat offence.
RUSADA banned Zaripova for two years and six
months, backdated from July 2013, and annulled her
results for parts of 2011 and 2012, including the
The IOC has yet to decide if it will strip her of
the gold medal.
Zaripova s current ban expires in January, meaning
she would be eligible to compete in next year s
Olympics in Rio de Janeiro if the Russian track fed-
eration is reinstated by the IAAF.
If Kirdyapkin loses his gold medal from London,
Jared Tallent of Australia could be upgraded to first
Haye announces comeback
against de Mori
LONDON---Former heavyweight champion David
Haye is going to return to boxing with a bout against
Mark de Mori of Australia at London s O2 arena
Haye will take on the 33-year-old De Mori on Jan-
uary 16, his first fight since beating fellow Briton
Dereck Chisora in 2012.
Haye says "I m so happy to be able to step back
through the ropes and back into the ring."
The 35-year-old Haye was forced to withdraw
from two fights in 2013, against Manuel Charr and
Tyson Fury, because of injuries.
He was advised by surgeons to consider retiring
after shoulder surgery which ruled him out of taking
on Fury. (AP)
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