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Former athletics chief Diack placed under investigation

Nov 5, 2015

Former athletics chief Diack placed under investigation

Lamine Diack, the former head of world athletics, has been placed under formal investigation in France on suspicion of corruption and money laundering following a complaint from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The inquiry, confirmed by the French financial prosecutor’s office on Wednesday, comes ...

Nov 4, 2015

Former IAAF president Diack under investigation

Former IAAF President Lamine Diack has been placed under criminal investigation on corruption and money-laundering charges, suspecting of taking at least €200,000 (US$220,000) from Russia to cover up positive doping tests, French authorities said Wednesday. The French office that handles financial prosecutions said a ...

Oct 25, 2015

Race walker Morioka qualifies for Olympics

Koichiro Morioka booked his third straight Olympic berth after he won a 50-km race walk trial in Yamagata Prefecture on Sunday within the qualifying standard time. The 30-year-old clocked 3 hours, 44 minutes and 27 seconds, making the cut by 35 seconds to qualify ...

Oct 8, 2015

Marathon pioneer Michiko Gorman passes away

Michiko “Miki” Gorman, a women’s marathon pioneer, former world record holder and winner of the Boston and New York marathons, died of cancer at the age of 80 on Sept. 19 in Bellingham, Washington, her daughter said in a blog post. Born to Japanese ...

Sep 29, 2015

USATF alters funding distribution

Leaders of the U.S. track team designed a formula to distribute an extra $9 million in cash to top athletes and also took steps to clarify language in a much-debated form that runner Nick Symmonds refused to sign before this year’s world championships. USA ...

Senior sprinter dubbed 'Golden Bolt' sets world record

Sep 23, 2015

Senior sprinter dubbed 'Golden Bolt' sets world record

A fleet-footed centenarian raced into Guinness World Records on Wednesday and declared himself a “medical marvel” as he continues to stalk sprint king Usain Bolt. Hidekichi Miyazaki, dubbed “Golden Bolt” after the fastest man on the planet, clocked 42.22 seconds in Kyoto to set ...

Schippers beats Felix in Diamond League finale

Sep 12, 2015

Schippers beats Felix in Diamond League finale

Dafne Schippers swept away any doubts she will be a gold-medal contender at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, crossing the finishing line at the Van Damme meet Friday with one index finger held proudly in the air. The Dutchwoman won a stirring 200 meters ...

Gatlin, Felix headline Brussels meet

Sep 10, 2015

Gatlin, Felix headline Brussels meet

Justin Gatlin takes center stage in the absence of Usain Bolt from Friday’s season-ending Diamond League meet in Brussels, while Dutch sprint star Dafne Schippers comes up against Allyson Felix over 200 meters. Bolt pushed Gatlin into second place in both the 100 and ...

Ayana shatters Dibaba's double dreams

Aug 30, 2015

Ayana shatters Dibaba's double dreams

Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana put on a stunning display of front-running to win the women’s 5,000 meters by more than 17 seconds at the IAAF World Championships on Sunday and deprive compatriot Genzebe Dibaba of an unprecedented double gold. The 23-year-old powered away from Dibaba ...