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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Caster Semenya boosts hope of 5,000m qualification after recording personal best in South African nationals
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Caster Semenya boosts hope of 5,000m qualification after recording personal best in South African nationals

The two-time Olympic champion won the 5,000 in 15 minutes, 52.28 seconds at Tuks Athletics Stadium at the University of Pretoria.

Tokyo-bound Priyanka Goswami, Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson among athletes testing COVID-19 positive at SAI Bengaluru
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Tokyo-bound Priyanka Goswami, Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson among athletes testing COVID-19 positive at SAI Bengaluru

Aside from Goswami and Johnson, long distance runner Parul Chaudhary, steeplechaser Chinta Yadav and race walker Eknath are among the five athletes who have been infected along with Russian race walk coach Alexander Artsybashev.

Sha'Carri Richardson becomes sixth-fastest woman with 10.72 second time at Miramar Invitational's 100m event
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Sha'Carri Richardson becomes sixth-fastest woman with 10.72 second time at Miramar Invitational's 100m event

The 21-year-old became the sixth-fastest woman ever as she signalled her status as a potential challenger to Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson — the reigning world and Olympic champions — at the Tokyo Games.

US sprinter Obi Igbokwe accepts 30-month suspension after testing positive for use of anabolic steroids
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US sprinter Obi Igbokwe accepts 30-month suspension after testing positive for use of anabolic steroids

The 24-year-old tested positive in an out-of competition test on 26 May, 2020, for a metabolite of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT or oral turinabol), USADA said.

Russian Olympic champions Natalya Antyukh, Andrey Silnov receive four-year bans for doping, says CAS
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Russian Olympic champions Natalya Antyukh, Andrey Silnov receive four-year bans for doping, says CAS

Antyukh and Silnov were both charged last year with anti-doping violations stemming from the report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency that alleged a system of state-sponsored doping had existed in Russia.

Dutee Chand, Hima Das named in Indian women's 4x100m team for World Athletics Relays
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Dutee Chand, Hima Das named in Indian women's 4x100m team for World Athletics Relays

S Dhanalakshmi, who had beaten Dutee in the final of women's 100m sprint in the Federation Cup last month, was also named in the team, along with Archana Suseendran, Himashree Roy and AT Daneshwari.

Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das to embark on training and competition tour of Turkey in build-up to Tokyo Olympics
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Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das to embark on training and competition tour of Turkey in build-up to Tokyo Olympics

Apart from Chopra and fellow Olympic bound javelin thrower Shivpal Singh, country's relay racers (both 4x100m and 4x400m men and women) will be part of the 40-odd contingent that also includes coaches.

Elite Hamburg marathon organisers searching for new location after tightening of COVID-19 restrictions
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Elite Hamburg marathon organisers searching for new location after tightening of COVID-19 restrictions

After a tightening of lockdown restrictions in Hamburg, organisers must find an alternative venue for the race, tagged "the fastest way to Tokyo", which was originally due to be held in the city centre.

World Athletics launch 'Global Conversation' initiative to plan course for following decade
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World Athletics launch 'Global Conversation' initiative to plan course for following decade

"Today, we are embarking on an unprecedented Global Conversation with all those who love our sport and want to have a say in its future," World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said in a release.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shreeshankar Murali sets sights on competing in top-quality competitions after sealing Games quota
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shreeshankar Murali sets sights on competing in top-quality competitions after sealing Games quota

“Winning a medal at the Tokyo Olympics is achievable, but it’s tough,” Shreeshankar told Firstpost. “There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to competing in the Olympic Games."

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ten Russians to compete in athletics under neutral flag
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ten Russians to compete in athletics under neutral flag

The ANA scheme allows Russian competitors who meet strict anti-doping criteria to participate in global track and field events, but under a neutral flag and in neutral clothing.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe urges organisers to rush decision on fans
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe urges organisers to rush decision on fans

Reports last week suggested the Japanese government is set to ban fans from abroad over fears of a rise in infections.

S Dhanalakshmi outpaces Hima Das in 200m semi-final heats at Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships
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S Dhanalakshmi outpaces Hima Das in 200m semi-final heats at Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships

Her victory over Hima Das (Assam) in the semi-final heats lifted her to the top 10 of Indian all-time list. Archana Suseendran (Tamil Nadu) won her semi-final heats in 24.07 seconds to raise expectations of an interesting final.

Tajikstan's Olympic gold medal winner Dilshod Nazarov handed two-year ban for doping, says AIU
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Tajikstan's Olympic gold medal winner Dilshod Nazarov handed two-year ban for doping, says AIU

Re-testing of Nazarov's sample from the 2011 World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, had shown the presence of a prohibited substance, namely DHCMT, or oral turinabol, a performance-enhancing anabolic steroid.

Federation Cup 2021: Avinash Sable, Neeraj Chopra, Tajinderpal Toor give India reason for cheer
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Federation Cup 2021: Avinash Sable, Neeraj Chopra, Tajinderpal Toor give India reason for cheer

Maharashtra's Avinash Sable paid the best possible tribute to late coach Nikolai Snesarev, posting a new national record time of 8 minutes 20.20 seconds to win the 3000m steeplechase at the Federation Cup

AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla laments assumption that two Tokyo 2020 hopefuls caught doping were track and field athletes
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AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla laments assumption that two Tokyo 2020 hopefuls caught doping were track and field athletes

Asked if it is a matter of concern that athletes are in doping net, ahead of the Olympics, AFI president Adille Sumariwalla did not give a direct answer.

Coronavirus pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon field set for 20,000, announce organisers
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Coronavirus pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon field set for 20,000, announce organisers

More than 30,000 runners had signed up for the 2020 race, which was first postponed and then cancelled because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Federation Cup: Annu Rani betters own javelin national record, but misses Olympics mark
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Federation Cup: Annu Rani betters own javelin national record, but misses Olympics mark

The 28-year-old, who had won a bronze in the 2014 Asian Games and a silver in the Asian Championships in 2019, was representing Uttar Pradesh in the national event.

Federation Cup 2021: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra star attraction at athletics meet
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Federation Cup 2021: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra star attraction at athletics meet

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be the biggest attraction among 617 athletes, who would ply their trade at the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships starting on Monday

Kenyan runner Florence Chepsoi receives community service sentence for faking documents in doping investigation
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Kenyan runner Florence Chepsoi receives community service sentence for faking documents in doping investigation

The 36-year-old marathon runner was banned for two years in 2017 for using performance-boosting drug Prednisolone.