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.
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.
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.
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