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Neeraj Chopra says uncertainty over Tokyo Olympics creates 'anxiety' but hopes Games are held
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Neeraj Chopra says uncertainty over Tokyo Olympics creates 'anxiety' but hopes Games are held

Neeraj will be competing in his first Olympics and he has already qualified for the Tokyo Games early last year before the COVID-19 pandemic began. He said he will be disappointed if the Tokyo Olympics is cancelled.

Diamond League reinstates five disciplines for 2021 season
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Diamond League reinstates five disciplines for 2021 season

The events reinstated are 200m, triple jump, 3000m steeplechase, 5000m and discus throw. This brings the number of events back to 32, with 16 for men and 16 for women.

Avinash Sable says he ‘could have run faster’ after smashing national record at Delhi Half Marathon
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Avinash Sable says he ‘could have run faster’ after smashing national record at Delhi Half Marathon

Avinash Sable is not a man of too many words. But he's someone who sets audacious goals. After breaking the half marathon national record, he believes he can run a steeplechase in 8:05.00.

Diamond League track and field series plans for 14 meets in 2021 starting May
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Diamond League track and field series plans for 14 meets in 2021 starting May

Organisers said Tuesday the series is scheduled to start on 23 May in Rabat, Morocco, take a one-month break for the postponed Tokyo Olympics, and end with a 8-9 September meet in Zurich.

Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto charged with having sex with minor
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Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto charged with having sex with minor

Kipruto, who is a policeman, was charged in a courthouse in Kapsabet, a town in the high-altitude Rift Valley region that is famous for producing a stream of world-class distance runners.

World Athletics cancel second Diamond League meeting in China; events in Europe, Qatar to continue as planned
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World Athletics cancel second Diamond League meeting in China; events in Europe, Qatar to continue as planned

The Diamond League, which is sponsored by Chinese multinational Wanda Group, had added a second Chinese meeting to this season's calendar but was unable to fix a host before the virus outbreak.

World champion sprinter Noah Lyles wins 100-metre event at Hungary athletics meet
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World champion sprinter Noah Lyles wins 100-metre event at Hungary athletics meet

American Lyles, who won gold in the 200 metres in Doha last year, breezed home ahead of Briton Adam Gemili, who crossed the line at 10.28sec, at the second-tier event in Szekesfehervar.

Monaco Diamond League: Joshua Cheptegei breaks 16-year-old 5,000m world record, Noah Lyles' raised fist protest as athletics returns
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Monaco Diamond League: Joshua Cheptegei breaks 16-year-old 5,000m world record, Noah Lyles' raised fist protest as athletics returns

In perfect conditions, with little wind and temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius (81F), Cheptegei clocked 12min 35.36sec to shatter Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele's previous best of 12:37.35, set in 2004.

Noah Lyles 'breaks' Usain Bolt's 200m world record in unique high-tech athletics meet, later discovers he ran only 185 metres
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Noah Lyles 'breaks' Usain Bolt's 200m world record in unique high-tech athletics meet, later discovers he ran only 185 metres

Lyles had been mistakenly lined up to run only 185 meters of the Bradenton track for his star turn of this curious version of the storied Weltklasse meet in Zurich on Thursday.

Mondo Duplantis, Sam Kendricks, Katerini Stefanidi expected to feature in pole vault contests in shopping center in September
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Mondo Duplantis, Sam Kendricks, Katerini Stefanidi expected to feature in pole vault contests in shopping center in September

Switzerland will feature pole vault contests in Lausanne’s downtown shopping area in September as live athletics makes its gradual return in the pandemic. Mondo Duplantis, Sam Kendricks, Katerini Stefanidi, and Sandi Morris are among those expected to compete.

Coronavirus Outbreak: No Indian athletes to take part in international events this year, says AFI President Adille Sumariwalla
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Coronavirus Outbreak: No Indian athletes to take part in international events this year, says AFI President Adille Sumariwalla

Earlier this month, the AFI prepared a tentative calendar for this year starting with the Indian Grand Prix on 12 September and squeezing in three national champions in a period of less than two months

Diamond League announces revamped calendar after London joins growing list of events cancelled due to COVID-19
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Diamond League announces revamped calendar after London joins growing list of events cancelled due to COVID-19

The Diamond League announced a revamped calendar of athletics meetings after the London event on 4-5 July was cancelled on Tuesday due to the coronavirus outbreak, with the first event now provisionally set for Monaco in August.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Switzerland’s federal government allows professional sports teams to resume training from 11 May
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Switzerland’s federal government allows professional sports teams to resume training from 11 May

The Swiss top-tier football league was paused in February with 13 rounds left. St Gallen leads defending champion Young Boys on goal difference

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe 'genuinely hoping' pandemic will be curtailed before Tokyo Olympics
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World Athletics president Sebastian Coe 'genuinely hoping' pandemic will be curtailed before Tokyo Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said last month when the delay was announced that the Tokyo Games would not be held beyond the summer of 2021.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Diamond League postpones Eugene and Paris events, announces Oslo meet as 'alternative competition'
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Diamond League postpones Eugene and Paris events, announces Oslo meet as 'alternative competition'

Diamond League events in Eugene and Paris have been postponed while the event in Oslo will be staged as an “alternative competition” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said on Thursday.

Olympic silver medalist Sandi Morris builds pole-vault set-up from scratch to continue training amidst COVID-19 shutdown
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Olympic silver medalist Sandi Morris builds pole-vault set-up from scratch to continue training amidst COVID-19 shutdown

To stay sharp, Morris is working out with recently purchased weight room equipment. She's also enjoying some down time at home

Coronavirus Outbreak: List of various sporting events disrupted by COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: List of various sporting events disrupted by COVID-19

The novel coronavirus pandemic has already affected and reshaped the professional sports landscape in Europe and is now forcing cancellation and postponement of sporting events across the globe.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Diamond League postpones another three events due to COVID-19 crisis
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Diamond League postpones another three events due to COVID-19 crisis

Diamond League events in Stockholm, Naples and Rabat that were scheduled for late May have been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said on Friday.

Coronavirus pandemic: Diamond League calls off first three track meets of season due to travel restrictions
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Coronavirus pandemic: Diamond League calls off first three track meets of season due to travel restrictions

The Diamond League says travel restrictions and disrupted preparations caused by the coronavirus outbreak have made it impossible to stage those competitions on time

World Athletics boss Sebastian Coe says athletics on course to challenge traditionally popular sports after 'year of innovation'
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World Athletics boss Sebastian Coe says athletics on course to challenge traditionally popular sports after 'year of innovation'

Taking stock of the year, which saw the successful hosting of the World Championships in Doha and the re-branding of the IAAF as World Athletics, Coe promised to ring in more changes in the coming years