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Former NCAA javelin champion banned four years for doping

A former NCAA champion in javelin was given a four-year doping ban in a ruling published Tuesday. Ioannis Kyriazis of Greece, who also placed sixth at the 2017 world championships, tested positive for the steroid-like muscle builder Ligandrol, track and field's Athletics Integrity Unit said.

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Litany on Mount Athos against Covid-19

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Orthodox monks carry the holy icon of Axion Esti during a litany against the coronavirus pandemic, in Karyes, at the monastic community of Mount Athos, in northern Greece, on Wednesday. According to measures imposed by the government to stem the spread of the virus, religious services for all faiths may be carried out behind closed doors by a single religious representative and no more than three assistants. Services may be broadcast live on television, radio and the internet. [EPA]