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