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Swedish Athletics To Restrict Training In Kenya And Ethiopia

Swedish Athletics came out hard on Kenya and Ethiopia on Monday when it announced target restrictions on these two middle and distance running power house. In a straight move to discourage it’s athletes from training there. In the new restriction floated by Sweden Athletics authority, the Kenya and Ethiopian will now face intense scrutiny before […]

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UK Athletics Hit By Cash Crunch As It’s Finance Base Event Cancelled

UK Athletics has been hit by a serious cash crunch after gone through organization tumult of late. First, it’s biggest money-spinner flagship event- the Annversary Games in July has been put off due to coronavirus pandemic. Secondly, the BBC is only willing to pay a slight percentage of £3m-a-year TV deal to renew it’s contract. […]

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Africa Athletics Championship To Be Used For Olympics Qualification

CAA President Hamad Kalkaba Malboum has declared that the postponed Africa Athletics Championship will give the african athletes another window to seek for qualification for Olympics Game. He further said the event would take place between 40 days and a month prior to Tokyo 2020, rescheduled for July 23 to August 8, 2021. The World […]

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Injured Botswana Commonwealth Star Moved To Another Hospital

One of Botswana Gold Coast 2018 4×400m relay gold medalist Onkabetse Nkobolo, who sustained back injury in an accident in March has been moved to another hospital for Physiotherapy after surgery. Nkobolo’s team mate Baboloki Thebe was behind the wheel when the accident happened and was fined for reckless driving, while the Botswana National Olympic […]

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How Van Niekerk Was Well Prepared For The Covid-19 Lockdown

The 400m world record holder Wayde Van Niekerk said he was well prepared for the challenge brought by the pandemic. “I am blessed and privileged to have equipment around me and a gym setup at home. So I was well-prepared before even the pandemic… but you do miss the track but this pandemic is something […]

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American Dentist, Double Olympics Medalist Died Of Coronavirus

American dentist and a naval officer Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Beck who won double Olympics bronze in modern pentathlon at the Rome 1960 Olympics. He passed away after contacted coronavirus in hospital, aged 83 years San Diego born Beck, who won his medals in the individual and team competitions in Rome, had been hospitalised after suffering […]

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World Athletics Seeking $400m Share Of Revenue From IOC

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has said the organisation is holding discussions with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over securing its share of revenues expected from the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Several International Federations (IFs) are set to request an early payment of sums they expected to receive from the IOC from the Games, […]

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Coe Feels Proud As He Watched Duplantis Tied With Lavillenie For A Top Place In Ultimate Garden Clash

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe was one of the thousands of fans who tuned in to watch the ultimate garden clash involving Modo Duplantis Vs Renaud Lavillenie vs Sam Kendricks. “I am so proud of these three talented athletes,” said Coe. “This is a brilliant initiative, great fun and really innovative. My thanks go to […]

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Kenya Athletics Going Tough: To Ban Visitors To Athletes’s Training Camp

In what looks like ‘putting house in order’ by Kenya Athletics authority and put to stop the recent unabated doping infringement involving Kenyan athletes. The president of Athletics Kenya, Jack Tuwei has hinted of a new regulations that will impose bans on unauthorised individuals visiting athletes’ training camps, some of whom have been suspected of […]

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Two US 200m National & NCAA Champion Suspended As Eliud Kipchoge’s Pace Setter Also Implicated

In what look like two American versus two Kenyan in doping violation played out yesterday when Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) suspended two females US sprinters and two Kenyan runner. Former American 200m Champion Deejah Stevens, Gabrielle Thomas, the 2018 NCAA 200m champion and a pace-setter when Eliud Kipchoge broke marathon record, road runner Alex Korio […]

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Why 800m World Record Holder Rudisha Is Sadden By Olympics Postponement

The cancellation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games in Japan wiped away smile completely from David Lekuta Rudisha, a double 800m Olympic champion and world record holder. “This is a sad moment for me. The cancellation of the Summer Games was a tough decision and has affected my preparations both physically and mentally in a […]

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Duplantis Vs Kendricks Vs Lavillenie In Unique Video Link Competition

History will be made on Sunday 3 May when an historic live streamed long-distance pole vault event competition called Ultimate Garden Clash will be staged. Swedens’s World record-holder Mondo Duplantis, two-time world champion Sam Kendricks of the United States and 2012 Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie of France will be connected via a live video link […]

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Accusation Of Widespread Of Doping In Iten: Athletics Kenya Reacts

Detectives from the Iten Police Station have launched investigations into the allegations of widespread of doping among Kenya athletes at Iten. As Athletics Kenya has refuted the accusations of “widespread doping” in the nation’s track and field hub of Iten after an image of syringes on a Norwegian Facebook page went viral. Anti-doping World, which […]

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Former Latvian Javelin World Record Holder Passed Away

Twice javelin world record holder and four times European Champion Latvian Janis Lusishas has passed away. The former Olympic javelin champion Lusishas died at the age of 80 from cancer, the country’s athletics federation said Wednesday. He was inducted into IAAF Hall of Fame in 2014. Jelgava born Lusis, competed four times in Olympics for […]

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Intrigued As Sarah Rowell Salazar’s Inquiry Was Released To UK Anti-Doping A Day After Resignation

The UK Athletics internal inquiry into Mo Farah’s relationship with Alberto Salazar which was led by Sarah Rowell was today released to UK Anti- Doping Agency which have repeatedly request of it. Only yesterday it was announced that Sarah Rowell, who led the the said internal investigation, is to step down from the UK Athletics […]

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Turkish Former European Champion Guilty Of Doping For Re-tested Sample

The former European 3000 Steeplechase Champion Turkish Gulcan Mingir has been found guilty for Anti- doping offence after her sample for 2012 Olympics was reanalysed using latest technology. Following a re-analysis of Mıngır’s sample from the event, a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, or turabinol, was revealed. An IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed of […]

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World Athletics Set Up Relief Fund

World Athletics, together with the International Athletics Foundation (IAF), has set-up a support fund worth $500,000 (£400,000/€459,000) to help athletes through the financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. IAF was established in 1986 to support charity in athletics and founded by Honorary President Prince Albert II of Monaco, the IAF has allocated resources from […]

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Surprise As Head Of Salazar’s UKA Inquiry Inexplicable Resigned

Sarah Rowell, the former interim chairwoman of UK Athletics from February to August 2019 and also led UK Athletics’ 2015 internal review into its handling of the Alberto Salazar scandal, has inexplicable step down from the governing body’s board a year earlier than planned. Although the inquiry cleared Mo Farah to continue working with former coach Salazar, […]

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Usain Bolt Recounted His Weakest 100m Lineup

The eight time Olympics Champion Usain Bolt recalled his false start and consequent disqualification in the final of the men’s 100m at the Daegu World Championships in 2011 which many still considered the only blemish in the sprinting legend’s career. He recalled his coach Glen Mills told him at the beginning of the 2011 season […]

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Why Resurgent Merritt(110 hurdle record holder) Still Have A Point To Prove

The Aries Merritt the 110m hurdle World record holder and Olympics Champion still want to prove a point for his last Olympics next year if he qualify. Merritt broke the world record and also became Olympics Champion in 2012. But soon after 2013 World championship, it’s has been struggle with illness despite managing to win […]

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Covid-19 Lockdown: Why Decathlon World Record Holder Mayer Is Worried

The decathlon World record holder and Olympics silver medalist French Kelvin Mayer speaking with AFP on the covid-19 induced lockdown, he said he’s troubled by what this pandemic will lead to. But he conceded he missed an open space to train. “What does worry me is any potential catastrophe that the pandemic leads to, but […]

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Sebastian Coe Blows Hot On Drug Cheat Athletes

In an interview with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, the president of World Athletics Sebastian Coe sounded a note warning to athletes who wants to use this period to cheat. Although he conceded that testing has been more difficult in this prevailing lockdown, curfews and international travel restrictions. “But nobody should run away with the idea […]

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Bislett Games To Go Ahead With Unusual Modifications

In an effort to save Bislett Games, it’s Organiser has come forward with a modification Games called ‘Impossible Games’ which will be lauched today; with highlight featuring of Karsten Warholm going for 300mh world record in a solo race. The COVID-19 pandemic means the Bislett Games cannot take place in its usual format on 11 […]

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US Track And Field Announced New Date For 2020 US Olympics Team Trial

USA Track and Field (USATF) has announced today new dates for the 2020 U.S. The event will take place on June 18–27, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. “The competition schedule will remain much the same. While there is a possibility that some of the timings of the competition windows may shift, the events taking place on each day […]

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Neil Black’s Death: Farah Heartbroken As Other Athletes React

The four times Olympics Champion Mo Farah has expressed he’s heartbroken on hearing the news of demise of his friend Neil Black the former British Performance director. “I have lost a good friend…! Known him since I was 14 years old… Neil supported me all the way in my career since I was a kid..!!,” […]

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Shocking: The Best British Performance Director And Former UKA Physiotherapist Is Dead

The best world class sports Physiotherapist to come out of UK and former British Athletics performance director Neil Black is found dead at his home in Loughborough on weekend. The 60 years old who was chronic supporter of Mo Farah, grew up in rank from the head of Physiotherapy to sport science before moving up […]

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Jamaica World Champion Enshrined Into Hall Of Fame

In the announcement yesterday by the USTFCCCA (US Track and Field Cross Country and Coaches Association), Jamaica 2015 World 100m hurdle Champion, Danielle Williams has been enshrined into the 2020 Division II Track and Field Hall of Fame. The diminutive St Andrews born Jamaica, whose senior sister Shermaine is also an Olympian 100m hurdler; won […]

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Don’t Crucify Me Yet: Suspended Former London Marathon Champion Fight Back

Kenya Daniel Kinyua Wanjiru, the former Amsterdam and London Marathon Champion who was suspended few days ago for Athletes Biological Passport (ABP) violation has pleaded not to be crucify yet. In a statement released by his management company Volare Sports, Wanjiru protested his innocence, adding that he has always stood for a clean sport. “This […]

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USADA Lauches New Doping Test On Noah Lyles And 14 Others Amid Covid-19 Lockdown

The 200m World Champion Noah Nyles and 14 others top American athletes have volunteered to be part to conduct in-home drug tests on themselves as part of a pilot program being run by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. With anti-doping collections severely curtailed across the globe because of the coronavirus pandemic, USADA is looking at new […]