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Russia could be reinstated in December if it meets IAAF's conditions

Russia could be provisionally reinstated to worldwide track and field competition in December if it meets certain conditions, the IAAF said Friday. Track and field's governing body suspended Russia in November 2015 after a World Anti-Doping Agency report detailed widespread, state-sponsored doping in the sport. "They have made significant improvement in meeting ...

Kenya's Chepkoech smashes steeplechase world record

/ Jul 21, 2018

Kenya's Chepkoech smashes steeplechase world record

Mission accomplished for Beatrice Chepkoech, who set out to break the 3,000-meter steeplechase world record and broke it by more than eight seconds on Friday. Chepkoech clocked 8 minutes, 44.32 seconds at the Herculis Diamond League meeting, becoming the first Kenyan woman to hold ...

Szewinska dies at 72

/ Jul 1, 2018

Szewinska dies at 72

Irena Szewinska, a Polish sprinter who dominated women's athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, has died at 72. Szewinska's husband and former coach, Janusz Szewinski, said she died shortly before midnight Friday in a Warsaw hospital after a battle with cancer. In its ...

Taio Kanai breaks national 110-meter hurdles record

/ Jun 24, 2018

Taio Kanai breaks national 110-meter hurdles record

Taio Kanai won the 110-meter hurdles championship, setting one of two Japan records on Sunday, the final day of the national athletics championships at Isshin Mirai Stadium. Kanai broke Satoru Tanigawa's 14-year-old national record by 0.03 second to win his first national championship at the ...

Peter Norman receives posthumous Order of Merit

/ Apr 28, 2018

Peter Norman receives posthumous Order of Merit

The Australian Olympic Committee has awarded a posthumous Order of Merit to Peter Norman, the Australian sprinter who shared the podium with Tommie Smith and John Carlos when the two Americans raised their fists in a human rights protest at the 1968 Olympics. Norman, who ...