Danil Lysenko: Officials suspended over anti-doping violations involving high-jumper

The president of Russian athletics and senior officials have been suspended for anti-doping rule breaches involving high jumper Danil Lysenko. The Athletics Intergrity Unit (AIU) said the provisional suspensions were linked to an inquiry into whereabouts violations committed by the world indoor champion. Lysenko and his coach have also been suspended. Russia has been banned from competing as a nation […]

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De Rozario, Low add to Australia’s gold medal haul

Dubai: Madison de Rozario and Vanessa Low have added two more gold medals to Australia's haul at the world para athletics championships. De Rozario took out the 800m (T53) final while Low's success in the long jump (T61-63) added to the four gold medals won by Australian men during the first five days of competition in Dubai. Madison de Rozario […]

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Female World Athlete 2019 award: Brigid Kosgei and Fraser-Pryce among five finalists

Marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei is one of five finalists for the Female World Athlete 2019 award. Last month the Kenyan broke Briton Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old world record, running a time of 2hrs 14mins 04secs to win the Chicago Marathon. Kosgei, 25, also became the youngest winner of the London marathon in April. American Dalilah Muhammad, Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, […]

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Australians medal in Para shot put, but face Games predicament

Australian shot putters Cameron Crombie and Marty Jackson have just won two world championship medals in an event that doesn't exist on the Paralympic Games program. What's more cutting is that Crombie is the world record holder for the T38 shot put class, which is for cerebral palsy athletes or those without fully functioning limbs. Cameron Crombie and Marty Jackson […]

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WADA to probe athletes who trained under Salazar

World Anti-Doping Agency president Sir Craig Reedie has said his organisation will "look at" athletes who trained under banned coach Alberto Salazar. The 61-year-old Salazar was found guilty of doping violations earlier this year after a four-year investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Banned coach Alberto Salazar.Credit:AP The Nike Oregon Project (NOP), where American Salazar worked with his athletes, […]

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Kipchoge smashes magical two-hour marathon barrier

Vienna: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours although his remarkable effort will not be recognised by the sport's governing body. The Olympic marathon champion and world record holder completed a course around Vienna's Prater Park in one hour and 59:40 minutes on a cool, misty and […]

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Mo Farah insists ‘I have not done anything wrong’ after ex-coach Alberto Salazar banned

Media playback is not supported on this device Mo Farah insists he has “not done anything wrong” as he faced questions over his former coach being banned for doping violations. Alberto Salazar, who helped transform Farah into Britain’s most-decorated athlete, was sanctioned for four years last week. Farah has never failed a drugs test and said there was an “agenda” […]

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World Athletics Championships: GB 4x100m teams reach finals, Dalilah Muhammad wins 400m hurdles

Media playback is not supported on this device Dina Asher-Smith’s hopes of a third 2019 World Championships medal remained intact as both Britain’s 4x100m relay teams qualified for Saturday’s finals. Britain’s men, the defending champions, made it through their heat with a world lead time of 37.56 seconds in Doha. Britons Neil Gourley, Josh Kerr and Jake Wightman looked in […]

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World Athletics Championship 2019: Katarina Johnson-Thompson dethrones Nafissatou Thiam to win gold

Katarina Johnson-Thompson dethroned Nafissatou Thiam in Doha to become world champion in the heptathlon after negotiating the 800m.  The British star followed in the footsteps of Jessica Ennis-Hill winning the final event with a time of 2:07:26, to earn an additional 1,005 points. Her final tally was 6,981 points following a personal best in the javelin of 43.93m, meaning she leapt up to […]

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