UK Athletics: Reset world records amid doping crisis

BY foxsports • January 11, 2016

LONDON (AP) Britain's track and field body has recommended that all world records be reset and wants to impose lifetime bans on serious drug cheats to clean up the sport amid its doping crisis.

UK Athletics published ''A Manifesto for Clean Athletes'' on Monday, containing 14 proposals.

Among them is a call to ''investigate the implications of drawing a line under all pre-existing sport records ... and commencing a new set of records based on performances in the new Clean Athletics era.''

Other proposals include a lifetime ban for British athletes guilty of a serious anti-doping violation and the creation of a public register of athletes being tested.

Russia is currently banned from international track and field, and the IAAF is embroiled in a corruption scandal.

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