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Nov 28, 2015

IAAF clears Radcliffe of doping allegations

The IAAF cleared marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe of doping allegations on Friday and rejected claims that it failed to act on hundreds of suspicious blood tests, saying the accusations lacked “any scientific or legal basis.” Track and field’s governing body issued a 38-page ...

Nov 27, 2015

IAAF chief Coe ends ties with Nike

Speaking after an IAAF Council meeting on Thursday, Sebastian Coe stepped down from his lucrative ambassadorial role for Nike over what some people dubbed as a conflict of interest, notably over the award of the 2021 world championships to Eugene, located in the same ...

Sprinter Sani Brown receives prestigious IAAF honor

Nov 27, 2015

Sprinter Sani Brown receives prestigious IAAF honor

Sixteen-year-old Abdul Hakim Sani Brown became the first Japanese to capture the IAAF Rising Star Award on Thursday, capping off a breakthrough year that saw him set two meet records at the World Youth Championships in July. The IAAF also named American decathlete Ashton ...

Nov 26, 2015

Marathoner Shmyrko gets four-year doping ban

Ukrainian marathon runner Tetyana Shmyrko has been banned for four years for a doping offense. Shmyrko, who has also raced under the name Tetyana Gamera, won her third consecutive Osaka Marathon in January, setting the ninth-fastest time in the world this year. Her punishment ...

Coe scrutinized over '21 Eugene bid

Nov 25, 2015

Coe scrutinized over '21 Eugene bid

The head of world athletics, Sebastian Coe, faced fresh allegations about his involvement in the controversial award of the 2021 world championships to the American city of Eugene on Tuesday, but insisted he had acted fairly throughout. In April this year, the hosting rights ...

Nov 23, 2015

Runners charge into Athletics Kenya offices in graft protest

Over 60 Kenyan athletes on Monday stormed the offices of Athletics Kenya (AK) offices to demand officials accused of corruption be fired and for doping allegations to be properly investigated. The athletes, chanting and carrying placards, took over AK offices in Nairobi, barricading themselves ...

Nov 18, 2015

Russian runner disqualified after winning Kanazawa marathon

Russian marathoner Viktor Ugarov has been disqualified after winning the Kanazawa Marathon on Sunday, as Russia is suspended from international athletics events amid allegations of state-sponsored doping, The Associated Press reported. The AP quoted the International Association of Athletics Federations as saying Tuesday that ...

Nov 18, 2015

IAAF investigating Kenyan doping cover-up allegations

The IAAF has been investigating alleged doping cover-ups in Kenya since last March, track and field’s world governing body said Tuesday. Confirmation of the investigation into Kenya by the IAAF’s ethics commission came four days after Russia was suspended from international track competition for ...

Nov 17, 2015

IAAF appoints five-person panel to monitor Russian reforms

The IAAF has announced the rest of the five-person panel that will monitor Russia’s efforts to win reinstatement of its track and field federation. The IAAF provisionally suspended the Russian federation on Friday after the country was accused of operating a state-sponsored doping program ...

Distinguished AP track writer Rosenthal dies at 79

Nov 17, 2015

Distinguished AP track writer Rosenthal dies at 79

Bert Rosenthal, who became one of the top track and field writers in the United States in more than four decades with The Associated Press, has died. He was 79. Rosenthal died Sunday night in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he had lived since his retirement ...

Bach confident Russia can enact reforms before Olympics

Nov 15, 2015

Bach confident Russia can enact reforms before Olympics

IOC president Thomas Bach said Saturday he is confident Russia will enact the necessary anti-doping reforms in time for its track and field athletes to be cleared to compete in next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Bach gave his backing to Russian Olympic ...