Russia moves closer to getting track and field ban lifted as World Athletics approves plan for doping reforms
The plan was written by a commission set up by the Russian track federation and tasks it with implementing a series of “immediate actions” with deadlines at various points this year.
Indian Grand Prix I: Dutee Chand wins 100m sprint as Tokyo Olympics hopefuls return to competition after 15 months
Odisha's Dutee won in 11.51 seconds, ahead of Karnataka's T Daneshwari (11.86). She is yet to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. The qualification time for Tokyo Games is 11.15 seconds.
The Athletics Integrity Unit said the case involved “submission of forged documents and false explanations” in a 15-month probe into why high jumper Danil Lysenko wasn't available for drug testing.
Olympic hurdles champion Brianna McNeal, serving second doping suspension, insists she’s ‘very clean’
The Athletics Integrity Unit said last month that McNeal had been suspended for "tampering" with part of a doping control.
Runner Sudha Singh 'surprised' after being awarded Padma Shri, calls it 'one of the biggest moments' of her life
The 34-year-old Sudha from Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh joined an elite list of track-and-field Padma winners comprising the likes of Milkha Singh, Anju Bobby George and PT Usha among others.
Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh and other top Indian javelin throwers begin training camp in Bhubaneswar
The team has shifted base from NIS Patiala, which is very cold at the peak of winter, to the Odisha capital, which will be comparatively warmer than the Punjab city.
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.
World Athletics gives Russia five more months to fix ‘seriously deficient’ plan to combat doping in track and field
Track's world governing body said Russia's deadline was moved from 30 September to 1 March.
National Sports Awards 2020: Dutee Chand says Arjuna nomination will motivate her to breach Olympic qualification mark
Dutee featured in the Rio Olympics by breaching the qualifying standard of 11.32 seconds but this time the mark is 11.15 seconds.
Arpinder Singh won gold in the triple jump at the 2018 Asian Games. While his coach got a Dronacharya that same year, Arpinder has unsuccessfully applied for the Arjuna Award in three consecutive years since.
Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra to take part in virtual run, help raise funds for the COVID-19 affected
The initiative, of which Bindra will be a part, is aimed at providing support to vulnerable sections of society who have been distressed and have lost their livelihoods due to the pandemic.
World Athletics vice-president Geoff Gardner says ‘finding new ways of presenting events’ critical to success of sport
World Athletics vice-president Gardner was speaking on the concluding day of the two-day online seminar for announcers and event presentation managers in the modern era.
World Athletics said it will call on its congress to vote virtually on expelling Russia if the $5 million fine and another $1.3 million in costs aren't paid by 15 August.
Yevgeny Yurchenko said World Athletics had ignored the impact of the coronavirus pandemic when it held Russia to a Wednesday deadline for payment, which was missed.
Kipsang won the bronze medal in the marathon at the 2012 London Olympics and broke the world record the following year in Berlin
Russia's track federation, known as RusAF, owes a $5 million fine and another $1.31 million in costs for various doping-related work and legal wrangles.
Tejaswin Shankar interview: Racism is not a black and white issue; Indians need to re-examine their view of the world
Despite the fact that the majority of these events are unfolding several thousand kilometres away from India, Tejaswin Shankar stressed in an interview with Firstpost that Indians also stand to learn something from the current situation
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was on Saturday recommended for the coveted Khel Ratna Award by the committee constituted by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the third time in a row.
UK Athletics slammed for ‘culture of mistrust’, state of affairs that cannot 'get any worse’ according to independent review
Britain’s track-and-field body received scathing criticism Thursday in an independent review that was commissioned following a number of controversies and failures in recent years.
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.