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Dec 31, 2015

Tokyo running events for the casual jogger


If watching the Tokyo-Hakone ekiden inspires you to test your own running ability, you could try your luck at a number of other races in the capital in January. Beginners are probably best advised to try the Imperial Palace Challenge Marathon on Jan. 24, ...

Dec 25, 2015

IAAF taskforce to inspect Russia in January

The International Association of Athletics Federations says a taskforce will visit Russia for the first time on Jan. 10-11 next year to inspect the response to the doping scandal which caused it to be banned from the sport. Russia must meet steps set out ...

Dec 22, 2015

Diack faces more corruption charges

French investigators on Monday hit former IAAF president Lamine Diack with new corruption charges linked to doping cover-ups in world athletics, a source close to the inquiry told AFP. The Senegalese is suspected of turning a blind eye to doping cases, notably involving Russian ...

JAAF names Tanii top athlete of 2015

Dec 16, 2015

JAAF names Tanii top athlete of 2015


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 ...