Athletics

Marathon runners will be kept in the dark if Doha win bid to host 2019 IAAF World Championships

By Nick Butler at the Qatar Olympic Committee Building in Doha

IAAF Evaluation Comission chief Sebastian Coe (second left) spoke alongside Doha 2019 and other IAAF officials following the conclusion of the inspection visit ©ITGA 2019 World Championships in Doha would take place at the end of September and the beginning of October, with marathon races being held in the dark to ensure cooler temperatures, it was officially revealed here today.

World Marathon Majors postpones award ceremony after Kenyan Rita Jeptoo tests positive for EPO

By Paul Osborne

Rita Jeptoo has allegedly tested positive for a banned substance in a urin sample taken last month ©Getty ImagesKenya's Rita Jeptoo has allegedly tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) prior to her victory at the Chicago Marathon earlier this month, leading the World Marathon Majors (WMM) to postpone this weekend's awards ceremony.

Doha has learnt lessons of failed 2017 bid, claims Qatari athletics chief

By Nick Butler at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha

Dahlan Al Hamad (third right) pictured during the opening day of the IAAF Evaluation Commission visit today ©Doha 2019Qatar Athletics Federation President Dahlan Al Hamad claimed it is the "right time" for Doha to host the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships.

Ostrava offers new technology and solid Government support for IAAF 2018 Continental Cup bid

By Mike Rowbottom

ostrava2018 is bidding for the third IAAF Continental Cup ©Ostrava 2018A ground-breaking video board entirely given over to updating team scoring is a key element of the bid details delivered to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) by Ostrava ahead of next month's awarding of the third Continental Cup competition in 2018.

IAAF inspectors touch down to review Doha 2019 World Championships bid

By Nick Butler at the InterContinental Hotel in Doha

The IAAF Evaluation Commission has arrived in Doha ahead of the two-day inspection ©Getty ImagesDoha will be the third and final stop for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Evaluation Commission as they inspect the bids to host the 2019 World Championships.

Eugene bid for 2019 IAAF World Championships praised but Coe warns of "operational" challenges

By Duncan Mackay

Hayward Field, which markets itself as TrackTown USA, is one of three bidders to host the IAAF 2019 World Championships ©Getty ImagesSebastian Coe has admitted it would be a big moment in the sport's history if Eugene wins its bid to host the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). 

Glasgow launch bid for 2019 European Indoor Athletics Championships

By Paul Osborne

Glasgow has expressed interest in hosting the 2019 European Indoor Athletics Championships ©Getty ImagesGlasgow has set its sights on hosting the 2019 European Indoor Athletics Championships as Scotland hopes to continue its recent trend of bringing high quality international sporting competitions to the country.

Former 800m world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi killed in car crash

By Daniel Etchells

Mbulaeni Mulaudzi's glittering career included 800m success at the 2009 IAAF World Championships ©Getty ImagesFormer 800 metres world champion and Olympic silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has tragically died in a car accident at the age of 34.

Bubka helps launch new Burgas sports arena as prepares bid for 2019 European Indoor Athletics Championships

By Gary Anderson

NOCU President Sergey Bubka (centre) turns the first sod as construction work begins on a new sports arena in Bulgaria ©NOCUWorld pole vault record holder Sergey Bubka was a special guest at the launch of a new sports arena in Burgas, Bulgaria, and turned the first sod on the two-year building project.
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