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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.

Australia's race walk champion Jared Tallent announces retirement at 36 due to injuries
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Australia's race walk champion Jared Tallent announces retirement at 36 due to injuries

The 36-year-old won gold in the 50 kilometre race walk at the London Olympics in 2012, adding to the 50km silver and 20km bronze medals he picked up in Beijing four years earlier.

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.

Russia moves closer to getting track and field ban lifted as World Athletics approves plan for doping reforms
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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
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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.

Former Russian athletics president Dmitry Shlyakhtin banned in doping cover-up case
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Former Russian athletics president Dmitry Shlyakhtin banned in doping cover-up case

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’
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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
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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
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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 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.

World Athletics gives Russia five more months to fix ‘seriously deficient’ plan to combat doping in track and field
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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
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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.

‘It’s not as if my career’s over’: Arpinder Singh on missing out on Arjuna Award for fourth time
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‘It’s not as if my career’s over’: Arpinder Singh on missing out on Arjuna Award for fourth time

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
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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
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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 gives Russia another chance to pay $5 million fine after missing initial deadline
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World Athletics gives Russia another chance to pay $5 million fine after missing initial deadline

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.

Russia says World Athletics freeze over unpaid fine is 'catastrophic' decision for athletes
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Russia says World Athletics freeze over unpaid fine is 'catastrophic' decision for athletes

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.

Kenyan marathoner Wilson Kipsang banned for missing three dope tests, whereabouts lapses
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Kenyan marathoner Wilson Kipsang banned for missing three dope tests, whereabouts lapses

Kipsang won the bronze medal in the marathon at the 2012 London Olympics and broke the world record the following year in Berlin