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Kenyan 800m runner Wambui slams Semenya testosterone ruling

Kenyan 800m runner Wambui slams Semenya testosterone ruling

Kenya's Olympic 800m bronze medal winner Margaret Nyairera Wambui, who has herself faced questions over her testosterone levels, on Thursday slammed an IAAF ruling against her rival Caster Semenya.

World record holders Kipchoge and Mayer nominated for athlete of the year

World record holders Kipchoge and Mayer nominated for athlete of the year

The world's fastest marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and world decathlon record holder Kevin Mayer are among five nominees for the IAAF's male athlete of the year, the federation announced on Tuesday.

Usain Bolt fumes over drug test notice

Usain Bolt fumes over drug test notice

Sprint legend Usain Bolt says he's stunned after being handed a drug testing notice despite retiring from athletics and having no professional contract as he bids to launch a football career in Australia.

Kenyan Kipchoge shatters marathon world record in Berlin

Kenyan Kipchoge shatters marathon world record in Berlin

Kenya's Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge set a sensational world record over the distance on Sunday, shaving more than a minute off the previous best with a blistering run in the German capital ...

History made as every runner in 400m heat disqualified

History made as every runner in 400m heat disqualified

Bralon Taplin was among the casualties after appearing to qualify for the semi-finals later on Friday by winning the third heat comfortably in 46.37 seconds.

India dumps sari for trousers at Commonwealth Games ceremony

India dumps sari for trousers at Commonwealth Games ceremony

India's women athletes will for the first time wear trousers and a blazer instead of a traditional sari at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Australia ...

No hurry as India's inspirational centenarian wins gold

No hurry as India's inspirational centenarian wins gold

With a jaunty victory dance, 101-year-old Man Kaur celebrated winning the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland on Monday, the 17th gold medal ...

Qatar warns of legal action over 2017 World Championship claims

Qatar warns of legal action over 2017 World Championship claims

The Qatar Athletics Federation said Sunday it was considering legal action following newspaper claims it paid nearly $3.5 million to a company headed by the son of disgraced former IAAF president Lamine Diack.

Qatar could move Summer Olympics date, says Coe

Qatar could move Summer Olympics date, says Coe

Sebastian Coe said on Friday that Qatar could move the Summer Olympics to later in the calendar year if the Gulf country ever successfully bids to host the Games.

Bahrain's Jebet win 3,000m steeplechase gold

Bahrain's Jebet win 3,000m steeplechase gold

Bahrain's Ruth Jebet blew away the competition to win the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase gold on Sunday, but narrowly missed out on the world record.

Sports court to rule on Russian athletes competing at Rio by July 21

Sports court to rule on Russian athletes competing at Rio by July 21

Athletics' governing body the IAAF and the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) have agreed to let the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rule on ...

IOC unlikely to overturn Russia ban, says Coates

IOC unlikely to overturn Russia ban, says Coates

The International Olympic Committee is unlikely to overturn world athletics' ban on the Russian track and field team at the Rio de Janeiro Games, IOC Vice-President John Coates said ...