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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

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Russia high jumper Ilya Ivanyuk says country being scrutinised too much for doping
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Russia high jumper Ilya Ivanyuk says country being scrutinised too much for doping

The 26-year-old Ivanyuk referred to American doping controversies, including missed tests by Christian Coleman, world champion in the 100 metres

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Russian track and field federation president Dmitry Shlyakhtin steps down; Yulia Tarasenko takes charge
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Russian track and field federation president Dmitry Shlyakhtin steps down; Yulia Tarasenko takes charge

Dmitry Shlyakhtin told an emergency federation conference in Moscow that he was stepping down. He was already provisionally suspended pending a full hearing on the charges from the Athletics Integrity Unit

Kenyan steeplechase world champions Conseslus Kipruto and Beatrice Chepkoech criticise Diamond League omission
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Kenyan steeplechase world champions Conseslus Kipruto and Beatrice Chepkoech criticise Diamond League omission

Kenya's world reigning 3,000 metres steeplechase champions Conseslus Kipruto and Beatrice Chepkoech say the decision to remove their race from the "core" events in the 2020 Diamond League could hold back their career.

International Association of Athletics Associations removes 200m and steeplechase disciplines from Diamond League 'core' list for 2020
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International Association of Athletics Associations removes 200m and steeplechase disciplines from Diamond League 'core' list for 2020

There will be 12 disciplines staged at each of the 15 IAAF Athletics Diamond League meetings with the season beginning in Doha on 17 April.

WADA's first president Dick Pound lays out agency's three significant achievements ahead of its 20th anniversary
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WADA's first president Dick Pound lays out agency's three significant achievements ahead of its 20th anniversary

In spite of the problems that Pound sees in cleaning up the sport, the Canadian is genuinely proud of the work and achievements of WADA, especially the World Anti-Doping Code

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: Tsehay Gemechu, Yelamzerf Yehualaw smash women's course record; Andamlak Belihu retains title
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Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: Tsehay Gemechu, Yelamzerf Yehualaw smash women's course record; Andamlak Belihu retains title

The 15th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon saw defending champions Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu successfully retaining their titles in the men's and women's events respectively in the national capital on Sunday.

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: L Suriya among elite Indian runners eyeing bonus prize, hope to improve timings
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Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: L Suriya among elite Indian runners eyeing bonus prize, hope to improve timings

The Indian elite athletes in the 15th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon will be hoping to improve their timings in the event, with the bonus cash prizes on offer an incentive for them to train even harder.

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: Eric Kiptanui relishes playing his part in Eliud Kipchoge's historic feat, sets sights on men's title
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Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: Eric Kiptanui relishes playing his part in Eliud Kipchoge's historic feat, sets sights on men's title

A little over a week has passed since he was involved in Eliud Kipchoge's record-breaking feat in Vienna, and now Kenyan distance runner Eric Kiptanui prepares to add another title to his cabinet in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon that takes place on Sunday.

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: Carmelita Jeter says Indian athletics needs more prominent coaches to produce world-class athletes
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Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: Carmelita Jeter says Indian athletics needs more prominent coaches to produce world-class athletes

India can certainly produce world-class athletes that can compete with the very best in the world of athletics, but only if the proper coaching setup is provided, feels American sprint legend Carmelita Jeter.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hot conditions likely to move marathon and walk events outside Japanese capital to Sapporo
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hot conditions likely to move marathon and walk events outside Japanese capital to Sapporo

The initiative will need the backing of all of the major stakeholders, notably the host city Tokyo, the national Olympic committees and the relevant broadcasters.

Female transgender athletes instructed to lower testosterone levels by half as IAAF introduces new rules
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Female transgender athletes instructed to lower testosterone levels by half as IAAF introduces new rules

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council, which met in Doha, approved rules that require the concentration of testosterone in a female transgender athlete to be less than five nanomoles per litre continuously for a period of at least 12 months prior to being declared eligible.

2020 Tokyo Olympics: IOC ponders moving Marathon, race walks to Sapporo to avoid excess heat for participants
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2020 Tokyo Olympics: IOC ponders moving Marathon, race walks to Sapporo to avoid excess heat for participants

When Tokyo last hosted the Olympics in 1964, the marathon — won by the great Ethiopian Abebe Bikila — was run at 1:00 pm but that was in the month of October, not August as will be the case next year

PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi exercises right to silence during probe over Qatar's candidacy to host World Athletics Championships
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PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi exercises right to silence during probe over Qatar's candidacy to host World Athletics Championships

French prosecutors are looking specifically at two payments of $3.5 million in 2011 by Oryx Qatar Sports Investment, a company run by Nasser's brother Khalid Al-Khelaifi

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge makes history in Vienna, becomes first man to complete marathon under two-hour mark
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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge makes history in Vienna, becomes first man to complete marathon under two-hour mark

Because of the way the run was set up and paced, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not validate the time as a world record

Kenya's marathon man Eliud Kipchoge looks to break personal best, complete Vienna race under two-hour mark
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Kenya's marathon man Eliud Kipchoge looks to break personal best, complete Vienna race under two-hour mark

The course has been prepared so that it should take Kipchoge just about 4.5 seconds more than on a computer-simulated completely flat and straight path

UK Athletics performance director Neil Black set to stand down amidst links to disgraced coach Alberto Salazar
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UK Athletics performance director Neil Black set to stand down amidst links to disgraced coach Alberto Salazar

Black spoke about the Salazar matter on Monday after returning from the World Championships in Doha, where Great Britain won just five medals, their worst performance since 2005

World Athletics Championships 2019: Despite standout performances, track and field still in search of next big star after Usain Bolt
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Despite standout performances, track and field still in search of next big star after Usain Bolt

The debate about the wisdom of bringing the IAAF's biggest competition to a country that is still gearing up to host the biggest in any sport — the 2022 FIFA World Cup — haunted this event from the get-go

World Athletics Championships 2019: Under-fire for empty stands, stifling heat, Qatar sees packed houses in final weekend
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Under-fire for empty stands, stifling heat, Qatar sees packed houses in final weekend

The rousing end to the championships provided an upbeat note for a sport that continues to wrestle with a Russian doping scandal, with the country’s federation banned from the event

World Athletics Championships 2019: IAAF reduces use of new ‘crotch cameras’ after backlash from athletes
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World Athletics Championships 2019: IAAF reduces use of new ‘crotch cameras’ after backlash from athletes

With cameras in the starting blocks peering up the legs of athletes into their eyes, television viewers have been taken closer to the action than ever before at the World Championships. Just too up close and personal for some athletes.