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World Athletics president Sebastian Coe welcomes roadmap for Russian athletics reintegration
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World Athletics president Sebastian Coe welcomes roadmap for Russian athletics reintegration

Russian athletics has been in crisis since 2015 when its federation was suspended for repeated doping scandals, and its athletes continue to miss international events.

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.

Caster Semenya files lawsuit in European Court of Human Rights against testosterone rule
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Caster Semenya files lawsuit in European Court of Human Rights against testosterone rule

Semenya hopes her latest bid will see the European court "put an end to the longstanding human rights violations by World Athletics against women athletes".

Russian athletes to miss European indoor championships after RusAF fail to finalise doping reform plan in time
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Russian athletes to miss European indoor championships after RusAF fail to finalise doping reform plan in time

Russia has been suspended by World Athletics since 2015 because of widespread doping, but leading athletes have been given “neutral” status after vetting and allowed to compete in international events for much of that time.

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.

British 200m world champion Dina Asher-Smith wins women's 60m final in Dusseldorf
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British 200m world champion Dina Asher-Smith wins women's 60m final in Dusseldorf

Having equalled her personal best by running 7.08 seconds to claim victory in Karlsruhe on Friday, the 25-year-old clocked 7.12 to win the women's 60m final on Sunday.

Burkina Faso's Hugues Fabrice Zango leaps 18.07 metres to set new world indoor triple jump record
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Burkina Faso's Hugues Fabrice Zango leaps 18.07 metres to set new world indoor triple jump record

The world bronze medallist and African record holder both indoors and outdoors produced the record on his last jump, bettering by 15cm the previous record set by his French coach Teddy Tamgho, who jumped 17.92m to win European indoor gold in Paris in 2011.

Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal provisionally suspended for doping violations
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Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal provisionally suspended for doping violations

The 29-year-old American, who claimed Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and also won world gold in Moscow in 2013, was charged with "tampering" with part of a doping control, the AIU said.

Olympic silver medallist Luvo Manyonga temporarily banned for failing to apprise anti-doping authorities of location
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Olympic silver medallist Luvo Manyonga temporarily banned for failing to apprise anti-doping authorities of location

Manyonga, who also celebrated his 30th birthday on Friday, finished second at Rio in 2016 and was world champion a year later in London.

Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: Caster Semenya loses landmark case against World Athletics
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Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: Caster Semenya loses landmark case against World Athletics

Semenya lost her landmark case at the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland against CAS' upholding of World Athletics' new set of rules restricting the testosterone levels in female athletes.

Gestures against racism fine but can't be in detriment of others' right to celebrate, says Sebastian Coe
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Gestures against racism fine but can't be in detriment of others' right to celebrate, says Sebastian Coe

Top athletes across the world have expressed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, which gathered steam after the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in the USA.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: World Athletics President Sebastian Coe hoping to have fans at tournament
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World Athletics President Sebastian Coe hoping to have fans at tournament

The Games are scheduled to start in July after being postponed for a year due to the pandemic in a move unprecedented in peacetime.

I'm not sure Russian doping issue can be resolved in 'near future', says World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe
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I'm not sure Russian doping issue can be resolved in 'near future', says World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe

Russia was suspended in 2015 after a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found evidence of mass doping among track and field athletes.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers announce new marathon route, race to be held in Sapporo to avoid Tokyo heat
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers announce new marathon route, race to be held in Sapporo to avoid Tokyo heat

A dummy-run marathon will take place on 5 May to test the circuit, which starts and ends at Sapporo Odori Park in the city centre, the organising committee said.

Delhi Half Marathon: Amedework Walelegn, Yalemzerf Yehualaw win titles; Avinash Sable breaks national record
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Delhi Half Marathon: Amedework Walelegn, Yalemzerf Yehualaw win titles; Avinash Sable breaks national record

This year's race course was radically different from the last two years due to health protocols and the elite athletes ran under unprecedented circumstances due to the pandemic with the organisers providing them with a bio-secure zone.

Men's 100-metre world champion Christian Coleman formally appeals two-year doping ban in CAS
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Men's 100-metre world champion Christian Coleman formally appeals two-year doping ban in CAS

The court also received an appeal by the World Athletics governing body against a decision to clear women's 400-meter world champion Salwa Eid Naser on a technicality despite facing similar charges as Coleman.

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.

South African athlete Caster Semenya to take battle against World Athletics to European Court of Human Rights
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South African athlete Caster Semenya to take battle against World Athletics to European Court of Human Rights

The legal action comes two years since the World Athletics governing body in 2018 banned Semenya and others with differences of sexual development (DSD) from races between 400 metres and a mile unless they take testosterone-reducing drugs.

World record breakers Letesenbet Gidey, Joshua Cheptegei in running for Athlete of the Year
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World record breakers Letesenbet Gidey, Joshua Cheptegei in running for Athlete of the Year

Gidey, 22, sliced more than four seconds off the previous 5,000m record with a time of 14 min 06.62sec in a race in Valencia

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers have 'cast-iron determination' to stage Games in 2021, says Sebastian Coe
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers have 'cast-iron determination' to stage Games in 2021, says Sebastian Coe

"The future is uncertain but let me give you a slightly more optimistic message. I recently visited Tokyo... there I saw a cast-iron determination to stage the Olympics," Sebastian Coe said at AFI's AGM.