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JAAF names Tanii top athlete of 2015

Dec 16, 2015

JAAF names Tanii top athlete of 2015

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Race walker Takayuki Tanii, who captured a bronze medal in the men’s 50-km competition at this summer’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing, was named the athlete of the year at the annual Athletic Awards of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations in Tokyo on ...

Sasaki places third in Fukuoka Marathon

Dec 6, 2015

Sasaki places third in Fukuoka Marathon

Satoru Sasaki finished third at the Fukuoka International Marathon on Sunday, throwing his hat into the ring for a place at next summer’s Olympics after logging a personal-best time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 56 seconds. The 30-year-old finished the highest among Japanese ...

Dec 5, 2015

IAAF hands Andrianova doping ban

The IAAF says it has banned Russian runner Tatyana Andrianova for doping in a case that is more than 10 years old. Andrianova tested positive for the banned steroid stanozolol while competing in the women’s 800 meters at the 2005 world championships in Finland, ...

Dec 3, 2015

Coe in dark over Qatar worlds bid legitimacy

During a three-hour grilling at a British parliamentary hearing, IAAF president Sebastian Coe said Wednesday he is unsure whether Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2019 world athletics championships was clean. Coe’s hesitation about Qatar’s bid came exactly five years to the day since ...

Dec 1, 2015

IAAF suspends three Kenyan officials

Three senior Kenyan track and field federation officials were suspended by the IAAF on Monday over accusations they subverted the east African nation’s anti-doping system and siphoned money from Nike. Athletics Kenya president Isaiah Kiplagat, suspended for 180 days by the IAAF ethics commission, ...

Nov 28, 2015

Kenyan athletes hit with doping bans

Track and field Two-time cross-country world champion Emily Chebet was among seven Kenyan athletes banned for doping Friday, another indication that the country has a serious problem of cheating among its famed distance runners. Chebet, the cross-country world champion in 2010 and 2013, was ...

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 ...