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Feb 1, 2017

IAAF says former Coe aide lied about payment

IAAF President Sebastian Coe’s former right-hand man has admitted lying about a receiving a payment, but the former aide has been cleared by the governing body’s ethics panel to continue working in athletics. Nick Davies concealed details of a 2013 IAAF payment of €30,000 ...

Jan 29, 2017

Shigetomo triumphs at Osaka Women's Marathon

Risa Shigetomo led a Japanese podium sweep at the Osaka Women’s Marathon on Sunday. The 29-year-old Shigetomo, a 2012 London Olympian, took the tape in 2 hours, 24 minutes, 21 seconds. She was followed by runner-up Misato Horie (2:25:46) and Hanae Tanaka (2:26:19) in ...

Bolt stripped of Beijing gold

Jan 26, 2017

Bolt stripped of Beijing gold

Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter. The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Olympic ...

Jan 25, 2017

Russian athletes accused of fleeing drug testers at meet

The Russian track and field federation says it’s investigating after several athletes apparently withdrew from a competition to avoid drug testers. The All-Russia Athletics Federation says it has “established the fact of a mass withdrawal of athletes due to possible doping controls at one ...

Sprinter Fukushima decides to turn pro

Jan 20, 2017

Sprinter Fukushima decides to turn pro

Sprinter Chisato Fukushima, the women’s 100- and 200-meter national record holder, is to turn professional, her Hokkaido Hi-Tech AC club said Friday. Fukushima left Hokkaido College of High Technology, which runs the athletics club, the same day. Sources close to the matter said the ...

Jan 4, 2017

Coe backs 'bold' new athletics event

World athletics chief Sebastian Coe threw his support Wednesday behind a new team event spearheaded by Usain Bolt, saying the sport needed “brave, bold ideas” to stay relevant. Nine-time Olympic champion Bolt will headline the inaugural Nitro Athletics in Melbourne next month, captaining the ...

Jan 4, 2017

IAAF says 200 Russians named in doping report

The world athletics body said Tuesday that it has been sent the names of 200 Russians by international doping investigators who will be checked if they apply to compete as neutral competitors this year. The International Association of Athletics Federations said it had been ...

Aoyama Gakuin rules Hakone ekiden again

Jan 3, 2017

Aoyama Gakuin rules Hakone ekiden again

Aoyama Gakuin University won the Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden road relay for the third straight year Tuesday after completing the two-day race with a lead of more than 7 minutes. Aoyama Gakuin, starting with a 33-second advantage carried over from Monday’s first leg from Tokyo’s ...

Aoyama Gakuin takes first leg of Tokyo-Hakone ekiden

Jan 2, 2017

Aoyama Gakuin takes first leg of Tokyo-Hakone ekiden

Aoyama Gakuin University won the first leg of the two-day Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden road relay Monday, taking the outward half of the race for the third straight year. Five runners from Aoyama Gakuin, aiming for its third consecutive overall title, clocked a combined 5 ...

Dec 29, 2016

Bolt to focus on 100 meters in final season

Jamaican track superstar Usain Bolt plans to concentrate on the 100 meters in the 2017 season, which will bring the curtain down on a glorious career in which he has captured nine Olympic gold medals. “Right now, it’s my last season and I have ...