Category Archives: Athletics

26Apr/21

Double-Amputee Sprinter Blake Leeper To Appeal World Athletics’ Use Of Racially Discriminatory ‘MASH’ Rule To Ban Him From Competition Against Able-Bodied Athletes

On April 26, 2021, World Athletics denied American double-amputee track-and-field athlete Blake Leeper’s application seeking approval to compete in World Athletics-sanctioned events, including the Olympic Games, while using his new, modified running-specific prosthetics (RSPs), and to have his results listed alongside those of able-bodied athletes. Continue reading

08Aug/17

IAAF study into testosterone is nonsense, says Semenya

Caster Semenya told reporters that she has “no time for nonsense” when it comes to allegations over her high natural testosterone levels. Continue reading

06Aug/17

Gatlin stuns Bolt to win 100m world title

Legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is beaten to the finish line by Justin Gatlin in his final 100 meter sprint finals at the World Athletics Championship in London. Ashraf Fahim reports. Continue reading

23Jul/17

IAAF president ‘can’t guarantee’ drug-free games

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JULY 23, 2017) (BBC) – President of the IAAF and former athlete, Sebastian Coe, told BBC presenter Andrew Marr on Sunday (July 23) that he cannot guarantee that next month’s World athletics championships will be a drug-free games.
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07May/17

Kenyan marathoner Kipchoge just seconds away from breaking 2-hour human barrier

China Central Television (CCTV) – Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge was on Saturday just 25 seconds shy of clocking human races’ first sub-two hour marathon. But his finish-time of two hours 25 seconds is still a fabulous feat in itself.
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25Jan/16
German sportswear company Adidas AG

Athletics-Adidas to cut short IAAF sponsor deal – BBC

Analyst reaction to German sportswear company Adidas AG reportedly ending its 11-year sponsorship deal with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) almost four years early, according to media reports.

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14Jan/16
World Anti-Doping Agency

Corruption went to the top at IAAF, says WADA

WADA report says corruption at the IAAF went to the top and included former president Lamine Diack
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