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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 […]

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Outrage As Another Kenyan London Marathon Champion Is Suspended

Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Tuesday issued a charge against former Champion of both London and Amsterdam marathon Daniel Kinyua Wanjiru. The AIU has provisionally suspended marathon specialist Daniel Kinyua Wanjiru of Kenya with immediate effect for an Athlete Biological Passport violation under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules,” AIU posted on Twitter. The fundamental principle […]

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Lockdown: Steeplechase World Record Holder Turned Part-time Farmer

The covid-19 induced lockdown has afford the Steeplechase world record holder Kenya Beatrice Chepkoech another opportunity to go back to what she used to do before she shot to limelight; which is farming. “To adhere to the social distancing procedures I train alone and then join my parents on the farm,” she said. “This is […]

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How Andre De Grasse Is Staying Fit Amid Lockdown

The Rio Olympics 200m silver medalist and Canadian 200m record holder Andre De Grasse is not finding the lockdown in his base in Florida funny; but he’s trying all he could to keep shape as a top athletes. “It (training) doesn’t really consist of much because of the quarantine, basically just doing a lot of core, […]

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Quality Results From Rare Swedish Athletics Meet Despite Covid-19 Pandemic

What a twin occurrence of surprises. That was what happened on Friday in Vaxjo local Athletics Field meet in Sweden. In a rare meet, considering covid-19 pandemic, Simon Pettersson summoned the day to throw his personal discus best of 66.93m. A 26 years old 9th Doha 2019 finalist has never thrown beyond 64.53m, the best […]

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Coe Says 2020 Athletics Season For August As Duplantis Raised 30,000 Swedish Krona In Auction

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said he is still hoping that a late outdoor athletics season can be planned from August to October this year, he said on Friday. “We know that different countries are at different stages of managing this pandemic so we are trying to give a structure to our athletes and member […]

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Stranded South Sudan Olympics Bound Athletes Still Smiling

The Olympics postponement and covid-19 lockdown everywhere has dealt a heavy blow on the South Sudan athletes who evaded their country to train in Maebashi, Japan in preparation for postponed Tokyo Olympics. The city of Maebashi decided to host a South Sudan athletes as a training assistance as part of it’s effort to promote peace […]

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Swedish European Champion Tested Positive

A Swedish Eritrean-born runner Robel Fsiha who won European cross country Championship in December 19 has tested positive for unnamed substances, it was announced by his club Sparvagen yesterday. Fsiha was already suspended in February when his sample A tested positive after a race in Addis Ababa on November 2019, but his B sample has […]

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Joanna Coates The New UK Athletics Head Blows Hot

The new UK Athletics head, Joanna Coates has threatened that any employee who does not share her vision for ‘ethical success’ will be shown the way out quickly. Speaking against the reported row between UKA and UK Anti-Doping which the former refused to hand over some internal documents perceived to be sensitive medical report. “There […]

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Van Niekerk Vows To Go Under 43s

The world 400m record holder and Olympics Champion South Africa Wayne Van Niekerk who was pleased for shifting of Olympics till next year has vowed to be the first man to run 400m inside 43s. The 27 years sprinter made this known on Wednesday on his twitter. “I don’t even want to debate that, I […]

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Duplantis The Pole Vault Record Holder To Auction For Covid-19

One of the most sensational athlete in this year indoor season and the World Pole Vault Indoor record holder, Swedish star Armand Duplantis will be auctioning his bib he wore when he broke the World Pole Vault Indoor record in Turin in February to raise money to fight against coronavirus pandemic. Duplantis cleared 6.17 metres […]

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World Athletics 2015 Silver Medalist In Premature Retirement

It is with a shock and disbelief athletics watchers all over the World greeted the sudden annoucement of retirement on Sunday by Chinese High jump indoor record holder and silver medalist at Beijing 2015 World Athletics Championship. The 28 years old Yantai born Chinese made the announcement by posting on his twitter page “I’m sorry, […]

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Training Under Lockdown-Asafa Powell Version

In the face of Covid-19 lock down, every athletes all over the world are improvising their training schedule.

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High-profile Kenya Runner Ban For Four Years

Following a string of high-profile Kenyan who has tested positive recently, another Kenyan has been ban for four years after tested positive for a number of ban substances. Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced the doping ban of a marathon runner Vincent Kipsegechi Yator for four years on two charges after he was provincially suspended […]

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Mo Farah’s Reaction To Tokyo Olympics Postponement

The fourth time Olympics Champion Mo Farah has reacted to Tokyo Olympics Postponement with some elation. Feel the postponement will not affect him from featuring in rescheduled Olympics despite he will be 38 years by then. “Olympics was about the last thing to get cancelled. In a way obviously it’s disappointing it has been cancelled […]

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South Africa Offers Athletes Relief Fund Over Covid-19

The South Africa sport minister Nathi Mthethwa created a relief fund few days ago called Covid-19 Sport, Arts And Culture Relief Fund to meet the loses suffered by athletes, coaches and other stakeholders. To access this fund, the athletes are to submit their claim by filling an application form before April 6. The athletes concerned […]

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Ethiopia Athletics Federation Approved Special Grant To Help Athletes Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

After the meeting of executive committee of Ethiopia Athletics Federation, it was announced that in other to help an active athletes to overcome financial difficulty during the covid-19 pandemic; ETB4 million ( £97000/$121000/€11000) from it’s saving has been approved for them. Among the other beneficiaries of the fund are coaches and other professionals working with […]